Who do You Want to Become?

 הֲיִי אֲשֶׁר תִּהְיִי וַהֲיִי בְּרוּכָה בַּאֲשֶׁר תִּהְיִי 
הֱיֵה אֲשֶׁר תִּהְיֶה וֶהֱיֵה בָּרוּךְ בַּאֲשֶׁר תִּהְיֶה 

Hayi asher tih'yi vahayi b'rukah ba'asher tih'yi. Hayeh asher tihyeh veheyeyh barukh ba'asher tihyeh.

Be who you are and may you be blessed in all that you are.

At Gann, you’ll receive a rigorous high school education that is on par with our country’s most prestigious independent schools. Gann’s approach is customized to meet your individualized needs, challenging you to strive to greater levels of enrichment in areas of strength and ensuring appropriate supports in areas of growth.

At Gann, you will join a student body that cares deeply about learning, getting involved in local and global communities, and developing deep, long-lasting friendships. You will find teachers and administrators who are your guides, mentors, and biggest fans, not just in moments of success, but also through the challenges that shape your personal journey. 

Each day, you’ll explore a wide range of subjects, question often, explore your passions, push yourself, use your voice, and make life-long friends. 

Gann's campus in Waltham attracts students from over 50 communities and all types of Jewish backgrounds. Students here grow together --intellectually, morally, emotionally, and Jewishly.

We can’t wait to get to know you. 

Welcome to Gann Academy.

ACADEMICS AT GANN

BE KNOWN

BUILT ON JEWISH VALUES, ENGAGING WITH A DIVERSE WORLD

RUN, SING, DIG, BUILD A ROBOT, DEBATE

COMMUNITY

WHO WILL YOU BECOME?

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12

8

At Gann, you will be known and supported by your teachers, advisors, and peers. Thanks to our small class sizes, passionate faculty, and our excellent advisory program, the Gann faculty-student relationship is less teacher-student and more mentor-mentee.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Average Class Size

Students per Advisory

How We Teach

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Curriculum Depth and Breadth

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Learning Through Experience

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Outstanding Faculty

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Gann’s expert teachers have developed a curriculum that integrates the most recent advances in learning science to teach both transferable 21st century skills as well as discipline-specific content. Schools often vacillate between the teaching of either skills or content. Here, faculty and staff understand that you need both in order to truly be prepared for an ever-changing world. You play an active role in your own learning. Lectures are rare, while student-directed research and hands-on group work are the norms. Instruction focuses on the mastery of skills, not the simple acquisition of content. 

 Our most important job is to impart the skills and habits that will serve you throughout your life: inquisitiveness, persistence, clear and flexible thinking, risk taking, meaning-making, deep listening, and ethical decision-making. Gann graduates generations of lifelong learners.

How We Teach

What’s your passion? Computer science? Philosophy? Social Justice? 3D modeling? Creative Writing? Environmental science and sustainability? Jewish History? At Gann, our impressive classes and electives empower you to dive deep into your interests and discover new ones.

The Choice is Yours.       

Here’s one example. At Gann, Computing, Design, and Fabrication (CD&F) has courses for everyone—from the experienced to the curious. The emphasis is on cross-disciplinary learning, problem solving, and the human needs that drive engineering solutions. In the multiple levels of computer science, engineering, and robotics classes, as well as electives in design, prototyping, and wearable technology, your classes not only further your knowledge of engineering concepts but also utilize the fundamental skills you have learned in your humanities, STEM, and Jewish Studies classes.  

 As you progress through your Gann journey, the foundational skills you build in close reading, formal writing, information processing, creative design, and analytical thinking, become your ladder as you climb to new challenges and opportunities. 

Curriculum Depth and Breadth

Gann puts a premium on experiential learning, inside and outside the classroom. For example, as a history project, you might design a museum exhibit or create a memorial to victims of war.  In physics class, you may learn about force and velocity by programming a tiny robot to traverse an obstacle course.  

 The world is your classroom.  

 Within Gann you get to experience Exploration Week where the entire student body fans out to volunteer, explore new places, and learn about themselves and the world. Every senior creates a Ma’avar capstone project—from writing and producing a play, to volunteering at a homeless shelter, to doing medical research in a lab. Then, senior year culminates with six weeks in Israel—traveling, learning about the country’s culture and history, and meeting people from diverse backgrounds. 

 Unlike many of our peer schools, Gann provides athletic and arts credits to students who pursue extra-curricular pursuits outside of our campus. Competitive athletes, serious musicians and visual artists, and students taking college-level courses all find that our school is flexible in terms of their specific scheduling needs.  

 Your Gann education is your toolkit to taking on the world with empathy. Here, you'll acquire the ability to engage in civil discourse and develop a knowledge of yourself and the skills to transform the future.

Learning Through Experience

Gann invests deeply in our faculty and staff, and we nurture our teachers as deliberately and thoughtfully as we do our students. As needs, technologies, and pedagogical approaches change, we encourage our teachers to evolve their teaching by being reflective, by innovating, and by taking risks —and teachers model these qualities for their students.  

 Gann teachers grow through mentoring, class observation and feedback, and study groups. They conduct nationally-published research on teaching effectiveness. Our faculty development program has been recognized by groups as diverse as Harvard Graduate School of Education and Prizmah’s Center for Jewish Day Schools. About 90% of our faculty hold advanced degrees, with a number of PhDs among them. Pairing excellent teachers in deep and meaningful mentoring relationships is a hallmark of Gann professional development.

Outstanding Faculty

Socrates had it right.

Questions are at the heart of learning, and Gann students ask a lot of probing questions. Whether the setting is a classroom, lab, studio, or under a tree, learning at Gann is collaborative, interdisciplinary, self-directed, and fun.

Advisory: Where Students are Heard, Known, and Understood

From the day you apply to Gann, we think about supporting your personal journey within our school. 

Advisory is your home base - the safe and special space where you will find friendship, guidance, and fun. You’ll be matched with a faculty member who will “have your back” and ease your transition to high school. Your advisor will help you choose classes, find electives, navigate academic questions, introduce you to new friends, and lend a shoulder when needed.  Your Advisory — a group consisting of you, eight to ten of your peers, and your advisor—meets twice a week throughout your four years for discussions, fun activities, and workshops.

For many students, Advisory is central to their Gann experience. It’s a judgment-free zone where you will learn to sort through ideas, both big and small, entertain diverse viewpoints, form close friendships, and learn to advocate for yourself and what you care about most.

Gann is a community grounded in Jewish values and committed to social justice.

Our students make a significant impact both in their local communities and around the world. At Gann, you will be surrounded by inspirational peers and supportive faculty who will encourage you to bring your ideas to life. When you graduate, you’ll leave with the self-awareness and confidence to pursue your passions and actively participate in the world.

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.

Whatever your passion,
Gann has something for you.

Have you seen the movie about the varsity athlete who sings a cappella? Well at Gann, that’s not fiction – that's real life. Holding both those identities might seem possible only on TV, but at Gann, that’s the norm. Here, your classmates think it’s cool to follow your passions and be yourself. 

Not sure what your passion is? Now is the time to explore!


STUDENT CLUBS

& ENSEMBLES

50

51

ATHLETIC

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

13

VARSITY SPORTS

& 7 JV TEAMS

4

ROBOTICS TEAMS

INCLUDING THE BOT MITZVAHS,
AN ALL-FEMALE-IDENTIFYING TEAM

6

WEEKS IN ISRAEL

WITH YOUR CLASSMATES

125+

CLASSES

OFFERED EACH YEAR

Gann friendships are often life-long friendships
and it's no accident.

We're intentional and creative about community building, kicking off the year with the school-wide signing of a social Brit, contract, that sets the shared tone for the year. The Brit is written in collaboration with students from each grade and the Head of School. Each year it reflects the student and administration priorities for the community and serves as a set of expectations to which all community members hold themselves. Past versions of the Brit have included COVID-19 behavior expectations, a shared understanding of menschy (a person of integrity and honor) behavior, a standard around online discourse, and so much more. 

The school year also opens with a series of school-wide programs – for both students and parents - that build community from day one. Within these programs, you and your family will become fully part of our beautiful community. 

As the school year progresses, each week offers opportunities to learn, celebrate, and hang out with each other—from student-run assemblies to holiday celebrations. Shabbatonim—grade-wide gatherings that are both spiritual and playful—allow students and faculty to connect with each other on a deeper level. Special programs focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, social justice, environmental awareness, and school orientation bond us to one another.

Gann is Your Foundation for the Brightest of Futures.

These four years are as much a time for personal growth and exploration as they are for developing skills and gaining knowledge. Gann purposefully supports students on their unique paths of readiness to take on new challenges, confront and combat anti-Semitism, understand themselves as learners, engage in discourse, and be proud of themselves as Jews.

Our alums go on to make their mark in countless careers and endeavors. And no two Gann alums are ever alike. Graduates tell us over and over about the profound role Gann played in their personal journeys to live lives of meaning and impact.

Are you ready to explore, be challenged, and love school?

We want to meet you!

Fill out the form below, call 781-642-6800, or email us at admissions@gannacademy.org.

Students designed, prototyped, and patented a rotating stretcher to safely and quickly evacuate an injured person across uneven terrain.

American history students unearthed the buried history of disability in America. Then they teamed up with design students to create a museum exhibit for the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. The exhibit is part of a larger push by the students to create a national museum of disability history.

Our environmentally-conscious students led an initiative that persuaded the school to move to 100% renewable electricity and install more than 800 solar panels. 

After the Parkland shootings, students staged protests and lobbied their legislators. They also turned to theatre as protest, staging “Natural Shocks,” a tour-de-force play about guns and domestic violence. A story about the performance aired on Boston’s NPR affiliate. 

Gann students are encouraged to advocate for causes they believe in. They attend national policy conferences, lobby their legislators, and volunteer with political campaigns. 

Gann students take their responsibility as global citizens seriously. Every year, students give back in many ways—rebuilding homes in New Orleans, volunteering at Pine Street Inn, and visiting children from developing countries as they recover from life-saving surgery at Save A Child’s Heart in Israel 

Heading to great colleges.
Building a better world.

Year after year, our students matriculate at a range of top colleges. In fact, our track record with college admissions is quite impressive given our size and community-based admissions. College admissions officers know that Gann students bring intellectual curiousity, creativity, and self-advocacy skills to campus and we work hard to cultivate our relationships with a diverse number of colleges and universities.  Our college counseling program begins from the premise that applying to college is a time of exploration and growth, not stress and anxiety. Our talented college counselors support students through the entire process—whether they are heading straight to college or taking a gap year before entering college.

Margalit C. '06

“There are quite a few people at Gann who impacted my life in positive and dramatic ways, from coaches to teachers of all disciplines. What I remember most fondly was every faculty member’s personal investment in his or her students. The genuine interest of teachers in a student’s success is hard to find.”

Vice President, Account Director at FCB Health

Josh H. '09

Entrepreneur and Early Stage Investor,
Co-Founder of CauseMo and The MBA Fund

"When I started a software company that helped nonprofits, I remembered the Tanakh teacher who invited our class to Shabbat dinner and taught us the importance of improving the world"

Shira Z. '04

Director of College Counseling,
Match Charter School

“Gann gave me a platform to gain confidence, discover my passions, and explore big ideas. Gann taught me that our responsibility as Jews is to engage with the world, and to do our part to make the world better.”

Evan C. '12

Business Development Manager,
Pandion Therapeutics

"Gann encourages students to speak up and to have the courage of their convictions. Those skills helped prepare me for my management role in biotech and also positioned me to be a leader in the Jewish community."

Ayelet P. '12

Homelessness Prevention Advocate, HomeStart

"Gann taught me how to confront the uncomfortable and grapple with the nuances of a complex and difficult world—and how to transform this discomfort into empathy and compassion."

Arnon S. '04

Writer/Director, "The Pirate Captain Toledano"
(Now available on Amazon Prime)

“Gann shaped me tremendously and gave me confidence. The school is founded on a pluralistic philosophy and discourse is sacred. We learned to channel disagreement through a sense of common purpose and that has dramatically influenced the way I navigate life.”

Sarah C. '11

Director of Speechwriting,
Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations

“My interest in pluralism at Gann made me always want to understand multiple points of view. That’s provided me with a strong foundation in my current job addressing different audiences and viewpoints.”

Tyler C. '12

Consultant, PwC's Strategy

"I didn’t realize how well Gann prepared me to structure my thoughts and write them in a coherent way until I arrived at college and realized I was well ahead of many of my peers at U Penn. As a consultant, I draw on my Gann skills of analysis, writing, and public speaking every day."

Welcome to Gann Academy.

At Gann, you’ll receive a rigorous high school education that is on par with our country’s most prestigious independent schools. Gann’s approach is customized to meet your individualized needs, challenging you to strive to greater levels of enrichment in areas of strength and ensuring appropriate supports in areas of growth.

At Gann, you will join a student body that cares deeply about learning, getting involved in local and global communities, and developing deep, long-lasting friendships. You will find teachers and administrators who are your guides, mentors, and biggest fans, not just in moments of success, but also through the challenges that shape your personal journey. 

Each day, you’ll explore a wide range of subjects, question often, explore your passions, push yourself, use your voice, and make life-long friends. 

Gann's campus in Waltham attracts students from over 50 communities and all types of Jewish backgrounds. Students here grow together --intellectually, morally, emotionally, and Jewishly.

We can’t wait to get to know you.

Are you ready to explore, be challenged, and love school?

We want to meet you!

Fill out the form below, call 781-642-6800, or email us at admissions@gannacademy.org.

Questions are at the heart of learning, and Gann students ask a lot of probing questions. Whether the setting is a classroom, lab, studio, or under a tree, learning at Gann is collaborative, interdisciplinary, self-directed, and fun.

Socrates had it right.

We're intentional and creative about community building, kicking off the year with the school-wide signing of a social Brit, contract, that sets the shared tone for the year. The Brit is written in collaboration with students from each grade and the Head of School. Each year it reflects the student and administration priorities for the community and serves as a set of expectations to which all community members hold themselves. Past versions of the Brit have included COVID-19 behavior expectations, a shared understanding of menschy (a person of integrity and honor) behavior, a standard around online discourse, and so much more. 

The school year also opens with a series of school-wide programs – for both students and parents - that build community from day one. Within these programs, you and your family will become fully part of our beautiful community. 

As the school year progresses, each week offers opportunities to learn, celebrate, and hang out with each other—from student-run assemblies to holiday celebrations. Shabbatonim—grade-wide gatherings that are both spiritual and playful—allow students and faculty to connect with each other on a deeper level. Special programs focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, social justice, environmental awareness, and school orientation bond us to one another.

Our students make a significant impact both in their local communities and around the world. At Gann, you will be surrounded by inspirational peers and supportive faculty who will encourage you to bring your ideas to life. When you graduate, you’ll leave with the self-awareness and confidence to pursue your passions and actively participate in the world.

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.

From the day you apply to Gann, we think about supporting your personal journey within our school. 

Advisory is your home base - the safe and special space where you will find friendship, guidance, and fun. You’ll be matched with a faculty member who will “have your back” and ease your transition to high school. Your advisor will help you choose classes, find electives, navigate academic questions, introduce you to new friends, and lend a shoulder when needed.  Your Advisory — a group consisting of you, eight to ten of your peers, and your advisor—meets twice a week throughout your four years for discussions, fun activities, and workshops.

For many students, Advisory is central to their Gann experience. It’s a judgment-free zone where you will learn to sort through ideas, both big and small, entertain diverse viewpoints, form close friendships, and learn to advocate for yourself and what you care about most.

Advisory: Where Students are Heard, Known, and Understood

Have you seen the movie about the varsity athlete who sings a cappella? Well at Gann, that’s not fiction – that's real life. Holding both those identities might seem possible only on TV, but at Gann, that’s the norm. Here, your classmates think it’s cool to follow your passions and be yourself.

Not sure what your passion is? Now is the time to explore!

 

Year after year, our students matriculate at a range of top colleges. In fact, our track record with college admissions is quite impressive given our size and community-based admissions. College admissions officers know that Gann students bring intellectual curiousity, creativity, and self-advocacy skills to campus and we work hard to cultivate our relationships with a diverse number of colleges and universities.  Our college counseling program begins from the premise that applying to college is a time of exploration and growth, not stress and anxiety. Our talented college counselors support students through the entire process—whether they are heading straight to college or taking a gap year before entering college.

These four years are as much a time for personal growth and exploration as they are for developing skills and gaining knowledge. Gann purposefully supports students on their unique paths of readiness to take on new challenges, confront and combat anti-Semitism, understand themselves as learners, engage in discourse, and be proud of themselves as Jews.

Our alums go on to make their mark in countless careers and endeavors. And no two Gann alums are ever alike. Graduates tell us over and over about the profound role Gann played in their personal journeys to live lives of meaning and impact.

Students designed, prototyped, and patented a rotating stretcher to safely and quickly evacuate an injured person across uneven terrain.

American history students unearthed the buried history of disability in America. Then they teamed up with design students to create a museum exhibit for the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. The exhibit is part of a larger push by the students to create a national museum of disability history.

Our environmentally-conscious students led an initiative that persuaded the school to move to 100% renewable electricity and install more than 800 solar panels. 

After the Parkland shootings, students staged protests and lobbied their legislators. They also turned to theatre as protest, staging “Natural Shocks,” a tour-de-force play about guns and domestic violence. A story about the performance aired on Boston’s NPR affiliate. 

Gann students are encouraged to advocate for causes they believe in. They attend national policy conferences, lobby their legislators, and volunteer with political campaigns. 

Gann students take their responsibility as global citizens seriously. Every year, students give back in many ways—rebuilding homes in New Orleans, volunteering at Pine Street Inn, and visiting children from developing countries as they recover from life-saving surgery at Save A Child’s Heart in Israel 

How We Teach

LEARN MORE

Curriculum Depth and Breadth

LEARN MORE

Learning Through Experience

LEARN MORE

Outstanding Faculty

LEARN MORE

Gann invests deeply in our faculty and staff, and we nurture our teachers as deliberately and thoughtfully as we do our students. As needs, technologies, and pedagogical approaches change, we encourage our teachers to evolve their teaching by being reflective, by innovating, and by taking risks —and teachers model these qualities for their students.  

 Gann teachers grow through mentoring, class observation and feedback, and study groups. They conduct nationally-published research on teaching effectiveness. Our faculty development program has been recognized by groups as diverse as Harvard Graduate School of Education and Prizmah’s Center for Jewish Day Schools. About 90% of our faculty hold advanced degrees, with a number of PhDs among them. Pairing excellent teachers in deep and meaningful mentoring relationships is a hallmark of Gann professional development.

Outstanding Faculty

Gann puts a premium on experiential learning, inside and outside the classroom. For example, as a history project, you might design a museum exhibit or create a memorial to victims of war.  In physics class, you may learn about force and velocity by programming a tiny robot to traverse an obstacle course.  

 The world is your classroom.  

 Within Gann you get to experience Exploration Week where the entire student body fans out to volunteer, explore new places, and learn about themselves and the world. Every senior creates a Ma’avar capstone project—from writing and producing a play, to volunteering at a homeless shelter, to doing medical research in a lab. Then, senior year culminates with six weeks in Israel—traveling, learning about the country’s culture and history, and meeting people from diverse backgrounds. 

 Unlike many of our peer schools, Gann provides athletic and arts credits to students who pursue extra-curricular pursuits outside of our campus. Competitive athletes, serious musicians and visual artists, and students taking college-level courses all find that our school is flexible in terms of their specific scheduling needs.  

 Your Gann education is your toolkit to taking on the world with empathy. Here, you'll acquire the ability to engage in civil discourse and develop a knowledge of yourself and the skills to transform the future. 

Learning Through Experience

What’s your passion? Computer science? Philosophy? Social Justice? 3D modeling? Creative Writing? Environmental science and sustainability? Jewish History? At Gann, our impressive classes and electives empower you to dive deep into your interests and discover new ones. 

 The Choice is Yours.  

                Here’s one example. At Gann, Computing, Design, and Fabrication (CD&F) has courses for everyone—from the experienced to the curious. The emphasis is on cross-disciplinary learning, problem solving, and the human needs that drive engineering solutions. In the multiple levels of computer science, engineering, and robotics classes, as well as electives in design, prototyping, and wearable technology, your classes not only further your knowledge of engineering concepts but also utilize the fundamental skills you have learned in your humanities, STEM, and Jewish Studies classes.  

As you progress through your Gann journey, the foundational skills you build in close reading, formal writing, information processing, creative design, and analytical thinking, become your ladder as you climb to new challenges and opportunities. 

Curriculum Depth and Breadth

Gann’s expert teachers have developed a curriculum that integrates the most recent advances in learning science to teach both transferable 21st century skills as well as discipline-specific content. Schools often vacillate between the teaching of either skills or content. Here, faculty and staff understand that you need both in order to truly be prepared for an ever-changing world. You play an active role in your own learning. Lectures are rare, while student-directed research and hands-on group work are the norms. Instruction focuses on the mastery of skills, not the simple acquisition of content. 

 Our most important job is to impart the skills and habits that will serve you throughout your life: inquisitiveness, persistence, clear and flexible thinking, risk taking, meaning-making, deep listening, and ethical decision-making. Gann graduates generations of lifelong learners.

How We Teach

Margalit C. '06

“There are quite a few people at Gann who impacted my life in positive and dramatic ways, from coaches to teachers of all disciplines. What I remember most fondly was every faculty member’s personal investment in his or her students. The genuine interest of teachers in a student’s success is hard to find.”

Vice President, 
Account Director at FCB Health

Josh H. '09

Entrepreneur and 
Early Stage Investor,
Co-Founder of CauseMo 

and The MBA Fund

“When I started a software company that helped nonprofits, I remembered the Tanakh teacher who invited our class to Shabbat dinner and taught us the importance of improving the world”

Shira Z. '04

Director of College Counseling,
Match Charter School

“Gann gave me a platform to gain confidence, discover my passions, and explore big ideas. Gann taught me that our responsibility as Jews is to engage with the world, and to do our part to make the world better.”

Evan C. '12

Business Development Manager,
Pandion Therapeutics

"Gann encourages students to speak up and to have the courage of their convictions. Those skills helped prepare me for my management role in biotech and also positioned me to be a leader in the Jewish community."

Ayelet P. '12

Homelessness Prevention Advocate, HomeStart

"Gann taught me how to confront the uncomfortable and grapple with the nuances of a complex and difficult world—and how to transform this discomfort into empathy and compassion."

Arnon S. '04

Writer/Director, "The Pirate Captain Toledano"
(Now available on Amazon Prime)

“Gann shaped me tremendously and gave me confidence. The school is founded on a pluralistic philosophy and discourse is sacred. We learned to channel disagreement through a sense of common purpose and that has dramatically influenced the way I navigate life.”

Sarah C. '11

Director of Speechwriting,
Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations

“My interest in pluralism at Gann made me always want to understand multiple points of view. That’s provided me with a strong foundation in my current job addressing different audiences and viewpoints.”

Tyler C. '12

Consultant, PwC's Strategy

"I didn’t realize how well Gann prepared me to structure my thoughts and write them in a coherent way until I arrived at college and realized I was well ahead of many of my peers at U Penn. As a consultant, I draw on my Gann skills of analysis, writing, and public speaking every day."

At Gann, you will be known and supported by your teachers, advisors, and peers. Thanks to our small class sizes, passionate faculty, and our excellent advisory program, the Gann faculty-student relationship is less teacher-student and more mentor-mentee.

ARTS

A Gann education promotes self-actualization of the individual artist, cultivation of the creative process, and general arts literacy. Students engage with the visual and performing arts through rigorous coursework, participation in ensembles and productions, and frequent exhibitions and performances.

Each incoming 9th grader enrolls in a full year of foundational arts courses, one semester of a visual art (studio or media), and one semester of a performance art (theater, music, dance). The ninth grade foundations courses primarily focus on building blocks of the creative process – self reflection, innovative problem solving, risk-taking collaboration, offering and receiving feedback, iteration, presentation, and performance.

Each discipline serves as a lens through which to explore and sharpen these critical life skills, while also providing the opportunity to develop discipline-specific skills, tools, and techniques. While ninth grade classes are grounded in the fundamental and foundational, upper classmen courses allow   deep dives into a wide variety of mediums within Studio Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater, and Dance.

ATHLETICS

Here at Gann, Varsity Athletic teams and Recreational Classes give you opportunities throughout the year to participate in multiple sports and activities. Whether it’s fitness class, yoga, hiking, or rec-tennis (to name a few), do something you know or pick a new activity to try! All Recreational Classes and instructors celebrate physical fitness, movement, and relaxation and coordination development.

Gann’s varsity athletics have seen a great deal of success, with 51 conference championships, 18 of which have been won in the past five years. Gann athletes are shining examples of excellence on and off the field, consistently displaying sportsmanship, resilience, caring for their teammates, and dedication during every training session, practice, match, or game. The result? 42 conference all-star designations and 4 MVP conference awards over the past two years.

But athletics at Gann are more than just a final score or conference title. Here, more reserved students find their voices on the field and gain self-confidence. Athletes at Gann improve immeasurably throughout the season through hard work, focus, and determination. Most importantly, student-athletes at Gann strive to balance their amazing athletic ability with an equally amazing sense of humility and sportsmanship towards one another and their opponents.

CLUBS & ENSEMBLES

Interested in technology? Join a robotics program. Music your passion? Jam with the Grateful Dead band. Is research and debate your thing? Check out Model UN or Mock Trial. If you’d rather spend time on a field or a court, our numerous varsity and JV sports offer competition at the highest level, turning out league champions, MVPs, and all-stars year after year. Red Curtain Drama Club, Women in STEM, our weekly newspaper, Stock Market Club, GANNbassador program… the opportunities go on and on.

Student Welllness & Habits of Success

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Student Wellness & Habits of Success

Supporting you is our #1 priority. Our systems of student support are central to our school’s commitment to your wellbeing. At Gann, faculty and staff think carefully about how to embed academic success into coursework, advisory, after school activities, and other special programs. The wellbeing team, which consists of our Director of Student Supports, school nurse, Learning Center teachers, Athletic Director, college counselors, and Dean of Students, meets together regularly to support the holistic needs of students.  

 No matter how you feel - a bit down, overwhelmed by an AP test, having a hard time with food, managing a social situation, or just need someone to listen – our wellbeing team is here for you as we support your growth towards long-term goals including perseverance in the face of challenge, emotional regulation, healthy relationships, goal setting, and physical and mental wellbeing.

Jewish Pluralism & Israel Education

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Jewish Pluralism & Israel Education

At Gann, we begin by celebrating the wide range of Jewish beliefs and practices students bring to our community. We take the time to introduce you to the why and how of prayer and spirituality and give you the tools to explore Jewish pluralism to support your journey as a Jewish young adult.  

We think carefully about how students engage with Israel’s history and what tools they need to combat anti-Semitism. Seniors experience a powerful six-week journey in Israel right before going to college. The trip creates a real-life opportunity to discuss this topic at a time when you are truly imagining what it will be like to share your Jewish identity on college and university campuses.  

We explore the world through a lens of Jewish values and social justice: learning about Jewish history, Israel, Anti-Semitism, Jews of Color, how to engage in civil discourse, and so much more. Each of these learning experiences takes place within your empathetic and safe community of peers. 
 
You will leave Gann knowing who you are as a Jew, and as a person, ready to engage more deeply with the global community.

Student Wellbeing & Habits of Success

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Student Wellbeing &

Habits of Success

Supporting you is our #1 priority. Our systems of student support are central to our school’s commitment to your wellbeing. At Gann, faculty and staff think carefully about how to embed academic success into coursework, advisory, after school activities, and other special programs. The wellbeing team, which consists of our Director of Student Supports, school nurse, Learning Center teachers, Athletic Director, college counselors, and Dean of Students, meets together regularly to support the holistic needs of students.  

No matter how you feel - a bit down, overwhelmed by an AP test, having a hard time with food, managing a social situation, or just need someone to listen – our wellbeing team is here for you as we support your growth towards long-term goals including perseverance in the face of challenge, emotional regulation, healthy relationships, goal setting, and physical and mental wellbeing.

Jewish Pluralism &

Israel Education

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Jewish Pluralism &

Israel Education

At Gann, we begin by celebrating the wide range of Jewish beliefs and practices students bring to our community. We take the time to introduce you to the why and how of prayer and spirituality and give you the tools to explore Jewish pluralism to support your journey as a Jewish young adult.  

 We think carefully about how students engage with Israel’s history and what tools they need to combat anti-Semitism. Seniors experience a powerful six-week journey in Israel right before going to college. The trip creates a real-life opportunity to discuss this topic at a time when you are truly imagining what it will be like to share your Jewish identity on college and university campuses.  

 We explore the world through a lens of Jewish values and social justice: learning about Jewish history, Israel, Anti-Semitism, Jews of Color, how to engage in civil discourse, and so much more. Each of these learning experiences takes place within your empathetic and safe community of peers. 
 
You will leave Gann knowing who you are as a Jew, and as a person, ready to engage more deeply with the global community.

Leah '22

“Gann’s caring and close-knit community has encouraged me to discover my own Jewish identity while furthering my Jewish education in a supportive and immersive academic environment.”

Jordan '22

“Gann teachers really care about students, both in and outside of the classroom. Teachers here are so happy to help!”

Hannah '21

“Only at Gann could I explore my Jewish identity, pursue rigorous academics, and fulfill the athletic requirement by practicing ballet  outside of school.”

Hannah '21

"Only at Gann could I explore my Jewish identity, pursue rigorous academics, and fulfill the athletic requirement by practicing ballet at outside of school."

Jordan'21

"Gann teachers really care about students, both in and outside of the classroom. Teachers here are so happy to help!"

Leah '22

“I wanted to learn more about my Jewish identity. Now, more than two years since my first day of high school, I can happily say that I have been able to further my Jewish education and learn more about my Jewish beliefs in Gann’s caring and close-knit community.”

High school is about you. It’s about getting to know yourself, your passions and interests, and appreciating all you have to offer the world. It’s about pushing, stretching, and growing academically. It’s about trying out new experiences, being confident in your successes, and learning from failures. It’s about exploring your Jewish identity. It’s about being an athlete and an artist. It’s about building skills for jobs and industries that have not yet been created. It’s about finding your people and building friendships that will last a lifetime.

 הֲיִי אֲשֶׁר תִּהְיִי וַהֲיִי בְּרוּכָה בַּאֲשֶׁר תִּהְיִי 
הֱיֵה אֲשֶׁר תִּהְיֶה וֶהֱיֵה בָּרוּךְ בַּאֲשֶׁר תִּהְיֶה 

.Hayi asher tih'yi vahayi b'rukah ba'asher tih'yi. Hayeh asher tihyeh veheyeyh barukh ba'asher tihyeh

Be who you are and may you be blessed in all that you are

High school is about you. It’s about getting to know yourself, your passions and interests, and appreciating all you have to offer the world. It’s about pushing, stretching, and growing academically. It’s about trying out new experiences, being confident in your successes, and learning from failures. It’s about exploring your Jewish identity. It’s about being an athlete and an artist. It’s about building skills for jobs and industries that have not yet been created. It’s about finding your people and building friendships that will last a lifetime.