Calendar & News

Our academic schedule for the Winter Term is intentionally structured to maximize class time while maintaining our commitment to the holistic student experience. Students and teachers engage in meaningful synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, facilitated by our core technologies: Highlander Nation, Google Suite, and Zoom. The daily schedule includes Community Time, with a particular emphasis on our dedicated Advising and Residential Life programs, as well as regular faculty office hours. Our winter Co-Curricular Program offers a range of arts and fitness options, and encourages students to pursue activities outdoors after the academic day ends. Evening blocks include multiple opportunities for connecting students with the school, and with each other, some required (such as our 2021 Speaker Series) and some optional. 

Key Dates:

January 6: Winter Term classes begin

March 5: Winter Term classes end

March 8 - 19: Spring Break

March 20-21: Students arrive in phases *

March 22: Spring Term classes begin

May 28: Last day of classes

May 30: Commencement

June 4: Academic year ends


* Please note: All students and employees will be asked to observe a 14-day "quiet period" before returning to campus for the Spring Term. During this quiet period, travel should be limited and all efforts should be made to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19. All dates are subject to change based on state regulations.

The Bulletin

News Stories

Judith Altmann

The 2021 Speaker Series concluded April 1 with a presentation by Holocaust survivor and Connecticut resident Judith Altmann, who shared her incredibly moving story. A member of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Speakers Bureau and Vice President of the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut, Altmann has extensive experience speaking in schools.

"Open Hearted" by Kaleigh Laurendeau ’21

Original artwork by three students will be featured in a new exhibit opening this Saturday, April 3, at the Washington Art Association. In its inaugural High School Expo, WAA presents the work of area art students, who pursued their creativity to navigate the isolation of an unprecedented and uncertain year.

banding station on Kent Land Trust's Skiff Mountain South Preserve

By early April, seniors at The Frederick Gunn School are required to complete what’s known as the Civic Changemakers Project. A diploma requirement, it’s an opportunity for students to work independently on a service project in their local communities, and put into action what they have learned across the school’s four-year citizenship curriculum under the Center for Citizenship and Just Democracy

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