Calendar & News

Our school year will be segmented into six modules, each covering approximately five weeks. This provides maximum flexibility in the event that the school or individuals are required to fully transition to our distance learning program at any point during the school year. Equally important, our annual schedule design has allowed us to maximize the number of days on campus and in the classroom.

August 24 - September 4: Drop-off of belongings

September 8-13: Students arrive in phases

September 12: Day student registration

September 14: Classes begin

September 14 - November 20 On-campus classes and activities

November 30 - December 18 New Winterim Program, remote in 2020/21

January 4-5: Students arrive in phases

January 6: Classes begin

March 5: Classes end

March 8 - 28: Spring Break

March 29-30: Students arrive in phases

March 31: Classes begin

May 28: Last day of classes

May 30: Commencement

June 4: Academic year ends

(Dates Subject To Change Based On State Regulations)

The Bulletin

News Stories

Ribbon cutting at The PO

The Frederick Gunn School is pleased to announce that The PO, a popular dining and gathering spot for generations of students, faculty and local residents, officially reopened this week through a new partnership with Maggie Colangelo, former baker/owner of New Milford's beloved Food for Thought and recent owner/chef at 9 Main Cafe in New Preston. 

student completing voter registration form

On the heels of the first presidential debate last week, and in anticipation of the November election, the newest members of the student-led Gray Party have planned a series of events and updates this fall, including an ongoing voter registration drive on campus.

Students in the tunnel during School Walk 2020

On Wednesday, October 7, students and faculty carried out a longstanding October tradition by participating in the All-School Walk from campus through Steep Rock Preserve. Much of the event this year was exactly the same as alumni remember it, although there were some changes to accommodate the school’s health and safety protocols. All students and faculty were required to wear masks and students departed campus by grade level, in waves, similar to a road race, rather than starting out all at once.

2020-21 Gunn Scholars

The Frederick Gunn School is continuing its commitment to the Gunn Scholar program in the 2020-21 academic year under the leadership of Emily Gum, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning, and School Archivist Misa Giroux. Four scholars – Josie Hahn ’21, Drew Sutherland ’21, Maggie Xiang ’21 and Karen Zhu ’21 – have been selected to pursue a yearlong research and writing project on a topic of their choice. They will present their original, primary-sourced and placed-based research at the annual Rooted Research Conference hosted by the school next spring.