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A Profile of The Gunnery School

By February 14, 2013

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The Gunnery School, a boarding and day school in beautiful Washington, Connecticut, is located on a bucolic New England green in the foothills of the Berkshires. Founded in 1850 by Frederick Gunn, an educator and abolitionist, and his wife, Abigail Brinsmade Gunn, the school included not only girls but also international students and students of color in the early years. Gunn, a devotee of camping, was one of the first educators to lead his students on camping trips to a nearby beach. The school continues Gunn's outdoor curriculum; each year, the school takes a hike in Steep Rock Reservation. Read more about The Gunnery School.

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