The Gilbert School, located in the picturesque northwest foothills of Connecticut, is a private secondary 7 – 12 comprehensive middle/high school that was founded in 1895. The school, located in Winsted, is a result of the bequest of William L. Gilbert who left funds for the “establishment and maintenance of an institution of learning to be known as The Gilbert School.”
To this day, the caring tradition has been carried out to educate the young and to help them to become well-rounded citizens in a complex, global society. The 120-acre campus is home to 3 tennis courts, a football field, a baseball diamond, and its newest addition, a brand new 52 bed-boarding hall to house male students in their International Program.
The original location of The Gilbert School is now the home of one of our finest community colleges, Northwestern Connecticut Community College. The Gilbert School participates in NCCC’s High School Partnership Program to provide program enrichment for its students. Under the agreement, eligible secondary school students are permitted to enroll in college courses on a tuition-free basis. Prior permission from The Gilbert School is required. The Gilbert School will grant one credit for each semester devoted to a full three-credit college course. Motivated students are allowed to take up to two classes each semester in their junior and senior years of high school.
In 2016, The Gilbert School was awarded the U.S. News and World Report, Silver Medal of Excellence. As a result of the four-step ranking process, 31.2 % of the 19,908 eligible public high schools were awarded medals. Only 10.9% were awarded silver medals. This report shows our continual growth and ranking as one of the Top 50 schools in Connecticut. This is a testament to what a true community of educational excellence is all about.
The school is located two hours from New York City and two hours from Boston offering historic sights in both directions. With 19 sports teams, 13 AP classes, 10 Honors classes, 51 clubs and activities, strong Art and Music Departments, a dedicated faculty and staff; The Gilbert School has a myriad of credentials to offer.
Recent graduates of TGS have been accepted to impressive colleges and universities such as: Adelphi, American, Brandeis, Clark, DePauw, Emerson, Fordham, Hofstra, Michigan State, Pace, Penn State, Rutgers, Temple and more.
The Gilbert School is fully accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
To learn more about what The Gilbert School or to apply to our Residency Program, please visit our website at: www.gilbertschool.org