HOW WE TEACH
CURRICULUM DEPTH AND BREADTH
STUDENT WELLNESS & HABITS OF SUCCESS
We celebrate the wide range of Jewish beliefs and practices students bring to our community. Our intentionally pluralistic environment encourages you to deepen your understanding of your own Jewish identity and to strive to understand others’ experiences, beliefs, and perspectives. Explore Jewish history, form a connection to Israel, learn from Jews of Color, practice how to engage in civil discourse, build the tools to tackle antisemitism on college campuses and beyond, and so much more as each of these learning experiences takes place within our empathetic and safe community.
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. About 90% of our faculty hold advanced degrees, with a number of PhDs among them. Pairing excellent teachers with students in deep and meaningful mentoring relationships is a hallmark of Gann professional development.
Learning Through Experience
Gann’s curriculum ensures that you will have agency to customize your learning. You can take an enriched and advanced sequence of course offerings, a specialized set of classes (an engineering track or two languages), receive structured academic supports from our Learning Center, or explore a new subject.
Equally important to the skills and knowledge you will obtain in the classroom is the community and joy you will find here. Gann is a place to get to know yourself, explore your passions and interests, and to appreciate all you have to offer the world. This time is 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.
At Gann, you will move through your high school years with a supportive community cheering you on, lifting you up, and celebrating your wins.