Admissions Calendar of Events

HSX EVENTS (enrolled students)

We are excited to welcome you into our Highlander community and to launch our Highlander Summer Connections (HSX) program. The HSX program is designed to build community for the coming school year, connecting new students with returning students, as well as other new students, through a variety of virtual events. 

In our HSX program, new students have the opportunity to interact with returning and other new students in small groups. Ultimately, these small groups will become Orientation Teams in the fall. Through these group connections, we aspire for our new Highlanders to begin feeling rooted in our community, more informed about what lies ahead, and ready to start the school year with confidence! Scheduled events will require about an hour of your time. We will host these events on ZOOM. 

Join in community-building activities, learn more about your new classmates, and build relationships with key faculty members and student leaders.

June 17, 8 p.m. - Freshmen Zoom for all incoming 9th graders

With Residential Life Director and Senior Prefects

June 17 - Register Here

June 22, 8 p.m. - Sophomore Zoom for all incoming 10th graders

With Class Deans, Residential Life Director, Senior Prefects, Head Tour Guides, and Class Reps

June 22 - Register Here

June 24, 8 p.m. - Juniors, Seniors, PGs Zoom for all incoming 11th, 12th, and PG students

With Class Deans, Residential Life Director, Senior Prefects, Head Tour Guides, and Class Reps

June 24 - Register Here

July 14, 8 p.m. - Orientation Team Zoom  #1 - All New Students

With Residential Life Director, Senior Prefects, Head Tour Guides, Residential Advisors, and Orientation Leaders

July 14 - Register Here

August 10, 8 p.m. - Orientation Team Zoom #2 - All New Students

With Residential Life Director, Senior Prefects, Head Tour Guides, Residential Advisors, and Orientation Leaders

August 10 - Register Here

August 12, Time TBD - Local Litchfield County Hike

For local new students, led by local returning students - location and time TBD. More information to follow.

August 31, Time TBD - New Student Picnic - Conroy House 

New families are invited to campus to meet current families and faculty before the start of the school year. Formal invitation to follow later this summer

We are excited to offer a series of Admissions Forums for your family to learn more about The Frederick Gunn School. These virtual events will be held beginning October 17, 2020 through January 2021. We invite you to join as many events as you wish, from our FGS Forums which are similar to traditional Open Houses, to our casual Highlander Coffee Hours where you can speak with current students, parents, and admissions officers, to our FGS Student and Alumni Forums where you can learn about how we prepare students for life beyond FGS.

Past Admissions Events

Virtual Admissions Reception

Please join us for an evening of small group conversations with current students and parents along with a Q&A session with Peter Becker, Head of School.

Register Here - February 17 at 7pm EST

 

FGS Forums

Learn about our academic, art, athletic and other signature programs as well as the campus life experience through conversations and Q&A sessions with our Head of School, senior administrators, program leaders and current FGS students. Please view a recording of the forum below. 

View the Recording here

Highlander Coffee Hours

Chat informally with an admissions officer, current FGS students and a parent ambassador. Take advantage of a relaxed setting to address specific questions or learn more about individual programs and experiences. Please register for one of the dates below.

Saturday, October 31, 9:00-10:00 AM ET
Navigating the Process, Led by Alexandra Ince, Director of Enrollment
 
View the recording here

Saturday, November 14, 9:00-10:00 AM ET
Focus on Academics, With special guests Emily Gum, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning, and Kristin Hoins, Director for the Center for Academic Excellence
  View the recording here

Saturday, December 5, 8:00-9:00 AM ET
Student Life, With special guests from our Dean of Students office
 View the Recording Here

Saturday, January 9, 9:00-10:00 AM ET
Application Wrap-Up and What’s Next, Led by Alexandra Ince, Director of Enrollment
View the Recording Here

FGS Student and Alumni Forums

Hear from a current student, a recent graduate and an additional alum about their time at FGS and how their Highlander experiences prepared them for college, their career and life beyond high school. Please register for one of the dates below.

Thursday, January 14, 7:00-8:00 PM ET (domestic alumni)
View the Recording Here

Saturday, January 16, 7:00-8:00 AM ET (international alumni) - TIME UPDATED
View the recording here