If you have any questions about Gann Academy or the open house, please reach out to an Admissions Team member at or 781-642-6800.

Be Challenged.  Be Known.  Love School.


Are you looking for a school where students are not only smart and ambitious but also happy and kind? Where learning is academically rigorous, but also collaborative?

At Gann Academy, you’ll find a student body that is passionate about learning and cares deeply about the world and each other. At the Open House, you will connect with current students and faculty, explore our new Innovation Center, and experience why Gann Academy is the school of choice for Jewish teenagers.

What does it mean to attend a pluralistic Jewish school?

It begins with celebrating the wide range of Jewish beliefs and practices students bring to our community. It means exploring the world through a lens of Jewish values and social justice; delving into modern philosophy and classic Jewish texts; and having powerful Jewish experiences in a community of peers.

It’s about valuing learning and academic rigor, but always seeking a balanced life; opening your mind to new ideas and opposing opinions; embracing debate as a path to wisdom; caring for the most vulnerable; and honoring your potential by allowing it to be ignited and sustained by the Gann community.

Our students leave Gann knowing who they are as Jews and as people, ready to engage more deeply with the global community.

Learn About Our New Garden Project

This summer, Gann Academy launched our new farm project. The ambitious addition to the Gann landscape will provide an agricultural context to our Jewish studies courses and festivities. 

Learn more about the project from Jewish Life Coordinator Noah Weinberg.

Meet our Students

“I love the teachers at Gann! They go above and beyond in their efforts to build relationships with each individual student, making all of us feel independently valued and supported—both with course material and personal matters."   —Shira '20

Coming from an independent high school, I found that Gann has helped me dive deep into my identity and learn more about myself as a Jew."
  Jonah '22

Thank you for attending the


Sunday, October 18
1:00pm to 2:30pm




Cities & towns


Faculty with
advanced degrees


Sports championships


Student clubs 
& ensembles

"Gann gave me the opportunity to see the world not as black and white but as a kaleidoscope of opinions and beliefs that I never even knew existed."
Ezra '20

"The teachers at Gann not only care about teaching, but also care about getting to know each and every one of their students."
Danielle '21

You're Invited to the


Sunday, October 27
1:00pm to 4:00pm

333 Forest Street, Waltham, MA

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Want to learn more about Gann Academy?

2:30PMRegistration -and- Info Fair Opens
Meet department heads and teachers, learn about financial aid and student resources, and interact with current students at the Info Fair. The Info Fair will remain open throughout the open house. 
3:00PMWelcome from the Head of School
Rabbi Marc Baker will share his thoughts on Gann Academy and his outlook for the future of the school. 
3:30PMExperience Gann: Sample Classroom Sessions -or- Student Life Panel
Choose between two sample classroom sessions or learn about student life from a panel of current students. 
4:10PMExperience Gann: Sample Classroom Sessions -or- Athletics Panel
Choose between two sample classroom sessions or learn about athletics from a panel of current students. 
4:45PMClosing Remarks

Schedule for the Day

1:00 PM 

  • Registration

1:30 PM Choose from:

  • Conversation with Dr. Dalia Hochman, Head of School  (also at 2:30 p.m.)
  • New to Jewish Day School Student Panel
  • Teaching & Learning Breakout Session  (also at 3:00 p.m.)

2:00 PM Choose from:

  • Performing Arts & Athletics Student Panel  
  • Student Support Services Breakout Session  (also at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Jewish Pluralism Breakout Session  (also at 3:00 p.m.)

2:30 PM Choose from:

  • Conversation with Dr. Dalia Hochman, Head of School  (also at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Experiential Education Student Panel  
  • Admissions 101 Breakout Session  (also at 3:30 p.m.)

3:00 PM Choose from:

  • Computing, Design and Fabrication & Visual Arts Student Panel  
  • Teaching & Learning Breakout Session  (also at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Jewish Pluralism Breakout Session  (also at 2:00 p.m.)

3:30 PM Choose from:

  • Jewish Life and Learning Student Panel  
  • Admissions 101 Breakout Session   (also at 2:30 p.m.)
  • Student Support Services Breakout Session   (also at 2:00 p.m.)


Information Fair
Explore the fair and learn more about Gann Academy. Faculty and staff from all departments will be available, as well as College Counseling, Athletics, Learning Center, Finance and Operations, Student Life, and Jewish Life. Light Kosher refreshments will be available. 

Robotics at Gann (Video and Robotics Demonstration)
Interested in our award-winning Robotics program? Throughout the day, members of our four robotics teams, including the all-female Bot Mitzvahs, will be talking shop and showing off their robots. 

Discover Gann Academy (Video) 
Looking to take a short break? Relax in our Gallery while watching a short video about academics and student life at Gann Academy. 

Campus Tours
Student-led tours will depart from the main lobby. The last tour will begin at 3:30pm. 

The Gann Farm (Video) 
View the Gann Farm from the second-floor landing and learn how Gann Academy is bringing nature to the classroom (and the classroom to nature). A series of short videos about the farm will be playing and a selection of fresh-picked produce will be available to enjoy. 

Open Studio and Labs
Explore some of our new academic spaces in a self-guided walk through the Innovation Center and Library/Learning Commons.

  • Prototyping Lab
  • Media Lab
  • 2D Art Studio
  • 3D Art Studio 
  • Music Suite

Schedule for the Open House

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Advisory Panel