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Why 弗雷德里克·冈恩学派?

We believe in having heroes.

弗雷德里克·冈恩学派 is about people, really, and one person in particular — Frederick 耿氏. Mr. 耿氏 (1816-1881) was a staunch abolitionist, intuitive 教育家, and all-round outdoorsman. He created a school and an enduring philosophy that encourages students to discover what they believe in and to stand up for it. Today we emulate his instincts and skills as an 教育家 of young people and point our students to him as a model of the type of citizens the 21st 世纪的需要. Mr. 耿氏's example reminds us of the importance of character, confidence, and commitment.

Peter Becker talks about Frederick 耿氏

Raising a teenager is never easy. 为什么自己做呢??

Some parents react to the idea of a boarding school with the question, “Why would I give up that much control over my child’s life?” But a moment of reflection leads us all to acknowledge that the prospect of entrusting my child to a 24/7 community of expert adult 教育家s who have committed their lives to helping young people meet and exceed their goals is actually the greatest gift a parent can give their child. 毕竟, 如果正规买球app排行诚实, most parents are doing the best they can, making it up as they go along, reacting as their child passes through developmental stages. 弗雷德里克·冈恩学派 offers adult teacher-mentors who have been there and seen that, and who are especially gifted at anticipating what's next for a teenager. Here we've created an environment dedicated to the ideal combination of challenge and guidance, 适应每个学生, so that a student discovers layers, 能力, passions that break through what they’d previously imagined possible. Doesn’t that sound like a partnership you want to enter?

Peter Becker on boarding school

正规买球app排行是一个团体.

弗雷德里克·冈恩学派 faculty are a diverse group of 教育家s who bring to our students a wide range of experiences and expertise. We are happy to introduce them and share their stories and voices here.

满足正规买球app排行的教师

Our inclusiveness is our strength.

Here no one gets lost in the crowd, and in a matter of days a student will feel at home. Mr. 耿氏 understood the importance of a diverse learning community, and we take it seriously today as well. Still wondering whether boarding school is better? We have welcomed an international, purposefully diverse group of students for the past 170 years — that’s right, Mr. 耿氏有交换学生! — because we want good students who are good people and who seek the good of others, too.

中心的国籍 & 只是民主

户外活动塑造了Mr. 耿氏. 它也塑造了正规买球app排行的学生.

We live in boxes — houses, dorms, classrooms, offices. It’s important to get outside and orient ourselves in the larger world where there are no walls and the horizon is the edge of our universe. Mr. 耿氏 understood this and we continue the tradition today.  Appreciating the outdoors and our place in it is part of a broad-minded education. It is also the best antidote we know to rediscovering our humanity in a world of screens that some如何 shape our lives despite our best intentions. We believe that it’s not enough just to tell kids what they shouldn’t or can’t do — by reintroducing them to the unmediated natural world they rediscover enduring sources of self and joy.

室外项目

What are students getting ready for? 真的?

Our curriculum is broad and we encounter a wide range of topics in the classroom. But most importantly we learn 如何 to learn, because that lasts a lifetime, long after we’ve forgotten the names of the Tudor monarchs. It’s preparation for college, certainly, but more importantly for life long after college. 

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美到处都休息.

For 170 years students have come to study at a lovely campus surrounded by woods, 小径, 河流, 和湖泊. 今天华盛顿, 康涅狄格, and Litchfield County more broadly, is known as an idyllic community where city-dwellers find a country escape rich with charming shops, 美食, and lovely accommodations including The Mayflower Inn & Spa, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection and just across the road from 弗雷德里克·冈恩学派.

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A choice for something better.

Students at 弗雷德里克·冈恩学派 spend their high-school years growing up, 增长智慧, 变得更加自信. They form lasting friendships by supporting each other as they step outside of comfort zones alongside faculty who truly believe in them. Coming to FGS is a choice to dig a little deeper — to get past the shiny surface of so much that’s around us. We would love for you to become a Highlander.

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