Education: Van Dyke to Gunnery

A small but sternly independent preparatory school is Gunnery, which has perched in the Berkshires near Washington, Conn. since 1850. Founded by an abolitionist named Frederick William Gunn, Gunnery still warns parents that "luxury, waste, and soft living are contrary to the spirit of the school," although such rich boys as Robert Lessing Rosenwald of Abingdon, Pa. now go there. In its long career Gunnery has had only three headmasters. Last week it was handed over by retiring William Hamilton Gibson to a fourth educator who can well preserve its austere tradition: Rev....

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