Highlander Connections (HSX)

We are excited to welcome you into our Highlander community and to launch our 2024 Highlander Summer Connections (HSX) program. The HSX program is designed to build community for the coming school year, connecting new students with each other and with returning students, through a variety of virtual and in-person events.

In our HSX program, new students have the opportunity to interact with returning and other new students in small groups. 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 along with two in-person events on campus.


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

June 25, 7 p.m. — Freshman Zoom for all incoming 9th graders

With the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Life, Class Dean, and the Prefects.

June 26,  7  p.m. — Zoom for all incoming 10th, 11th, 12th and PG students

With the Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Life, Dean of Co-Curricular Programming, College Counseling Office, Academic Office, Head Tour Guides, and Prefects.

July 31, Time TBD — 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 27, Time TBD — New Student Picnic (On Campus) — 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 12, 7 p.m. — Highlander Bootcamp for PARENTS of incoming students

Via Zoom, join members of the Admissions team, Dean of Students Office, Academic Office, Director of Counseling, and Head of School, Emily Gum, for an informational meeting to ensure a smooth onboarding process here at Gunn.
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