Highlander Connections (HSX)

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.

Many of our students refer to The Frederick Gunn School as their second home. We are confident that our HSX program will help ease the transition to your new school environment and help you to quickly feel at home here. We know that you will bring so much to our community and make it even stronger. We look forward to connecting with you soon. 


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

July 19 — On Campus, in-person activities and picnic
For local, new students, led by the Admissions Office as well as local returning students — location and time to be announced. More information to follow.

August 15, 7 p.m. — Orientation Team Zoom — All New Students
With the Residential Life Director, the Prefects, Head Tour Guides, Residential Advisors, and Student Orientation Leaders
Register for August 15

August 29 — New Student Picnic — Conroy House 
Please save the date! 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.


June 14, 7 p.m. — Highlander Bootcamp for PARENTS of incoming students via Zoom

Join members of the Admissions team, Dean of Students Office, Academic Office, Health Center, and incoming Head of School, Emily Raudenbush Gum, for an informational meeting to ensure a smooth onboarding process here at Gunn.

watch June 14 

June 20, 7 p.m. — Freshman Zoom for all incoming 9th graders
With the Dean of Students, Residential Life Director, Class Dean, and the Prefects

June 21,  7  p.m. — Sophomore Zoom for all incoming 10th graders
With members of the Dean of Students Office and the Prefects

June 22,  7 p.m. — Upperclassman Zoom for all incoming 11th, 12th, and PG students
With the Class Deans, Residential Life Director, Athletic Director, College Counseling, Academic Office,
and Head Tour Guides