Shalom and Welcome to Gann Academy

When you walk through the halls of Gann or explore the pages of this website, you will find it hard to believe that our school just turned 20 years old. The same kind of bold, innovative thinking that inspired our founders to create this new, international model of Jewish high school education continues to animate this dynamic community today.

High school is an incredible time in the life of a young adult. These four years are about developing skills and gaining knowledge, yes, but they are also a time for growth, exploration, and for discovering who you are.

From the moment our students arrive in the morning until they complete their classes, sports, arts, and extracurricular activities, sometimes late in the evening, they fill our campus with open and spirited debate, passionate engagement with ideas, and deep analytical thinking – all taking place on the foundation of a caring, compassionate, and joyful community.   

Gann’s outstanding faculty sharpens our students’ intellects, challenging them to become both analytical as well as creative, out-of-the-box thinkers. Whether reading literature, conducting a science experiment, or deconstructing a Talmudic argument, Gann students learn that academic excellence requires the ability and the courage to ask interesting and essential questions, and the drive and the skills to explore various possible answers.

A Gann education also inspires our students to think deeply about what matters to them as people. What do you value and what do you care most about? Where do you come from, what communities are you part of, and for what future do you feel responsible? The power of being in a diverse Jewish community during these formative years is that our students learn to find meaning, inspiration, and purpose in their Jewish heritage as they navigate their human journey.

The result is that our students develop into intellectually confident, ethically responsible, passionately engaged citizens and leaders, creators of the future and repairers of the world.

We invite and encourage you to explore this website to learn more about a Gann education.
 

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Glimpse of Gann

List of 3 news stories.

  • Ma'avar: A Capstone to Create Meaningful Learning

    Jacob '20's memories of his grandmother are filled with songs. When it came time to begin his Ma'avar project, he knew he wanted to preserve the memory of his grandmother through music. "Ma'avar not only gave me a platform to express myself musically in a way I've never done before," explained Jacob, "but also allowed me to connect with my grandmother."

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  • Gann Celebrates Class of 2020 with Drive-in Commencement

    Ellen Seaward
    By: Ellen Seaward

    On Sunday, June 14, under a bright blue sky, 66 heifers and their families rolled into the Gann Academy parking lot for a drive-in commencement ceremony, the first in the school’s history. Faculty sat socially distant along the school’s lot and welcomed the cars, decorated with balloons, signs, streamers, and paint. Joyful waves and shouts of hello were exchanged between students and teachers who had not seen each other in-person in over two months.

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  • Gann Hosts Spring Arts Festival Virtually

    During these challenging and uncertain times, the Gann community ­­­­used the arts as an outlet for creativity, reflections, expression, and connection.

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