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Shalom and Welcome to Gann Academy

When you walk through the halls of Gann, you will find it hard to believe that our school just turned 25 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 you to explore and learn more about a Gann education.

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  • Bunch of Brainiacs

    We're losing our minds over this lesson! STEAM Teacher Laila Goodman had her “Biological Basis of Behavior” class dissect sheep brains to further explore neurobiology. 
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  • Purchase Tickets to the Fall Play

    The Fall Play is “Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood,” a rollicking medieval adventure story, a modern twist on the classic Robin Hood tale full of swordplay and fisticuffs. The show is a gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic tale. Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle in this play about selfishness, selflessness, love deferred, and the fight. Always the fight. The fight must go on. 

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  • Making Memories at MacArthur

    A brand-new tutoring program is in the works, a chance for Gann students to volunteer at Waltham elementary schools. Currently the MacArthur Student Tutors—name subject to change—are a group of eight who visit classrooms on Wednesday mornings.  
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