About The Gunnery’s Head of School

Founded in 1850, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades nine through twelve. Our mission stresses the importance of citizenship and social responsibility in a nurturing and cohesive community dedicated to fostering lifelong accomplishment. Located on the historic Washington, Connecticut Green, the school takes pride in being part of a community that honors both tradition and innovation, and continues to espouse the core character-building values of its founder, Frederick W. Gunn.

Peter W.E. Becker became The Gunnery’s Eleventh Head of School on July 1, 2012. A native of New Orleans and Manhattan, Peter attended Taft and then earned a B.A. with Distinction in Religious Studies from The University of Virginia and an M.A. in History from Yale University.

Peter came to The Gunnery from The Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he served as a Master of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Housemaster, Department Chair, and coach. Prior to his eight year tenure at The Lawrenceville School, he had a career as an investment banking and venture capital analyst.

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One thought on “About The Gunnery’s Head of School

  1. My son is looking at a PG year at Gunnery.
    This is an awesome article. I wish all would let their guard down, read this, and truly think about what it offers each student, teacher, admin.

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