Who Will You Become?

Whether a graduate walks across the stage with plans of heading right to college, or participating in a gap-year program first, alumni leave Gann ready to take on the academic, social, and career adventures that lie ahead.

Typically, 100 percent of Gann graduates attend four-year colleges and universities. In recent years, ten to twenty percent of Gann students have gone on to attend Ivy League colleges, another ten to twenty percent have attended large public universities, and the remainder attend a wide variety of colleges and universities around the country—focused on liberal arts, the sciences and engineering, business and more. Gann students’ college acceptances demonstrate how well-prepared they are academically, as well as the ability of Gann alumni to contribute positively to their campus communities

College Counseling
Searching for a college that suits a student's needs should be an adventure. Like any good adventure, this search will involve a variety of learning experiences, some challenges, a few laughs – and Gann prepares and empowers our students to lead the way! Finding a suitable place requires self-discovery, open mindedness, and patience, and our college counselors provide the guidance, space, and perspective that best-supports all students in reflecting on their talents, passions, and goals. Our students make thoughtful decisions about what kind of university environments will serve them well.
College Application Process
Our formal college counseling program begins in the winter of junior year – ensuring that the college application process doesn’t “take over” high school, while giving plenty of time for students to investigate and apply to schools. The college counselors also work closely with advisors of freshmen and sophomores to be sure that students make appropriate choices about courses and extra-curricular involvement to be prepared to begin the application process.

After a "kick off" meeting for 11th-graders and their parents, our counselors meet individually with students and their parents, help develop appropriate college lists, host group meetings and speakers, recommend standardized testing plans, offer essay-writing assistance, and provide financial aid information. They provide extensive support throughout the application, acceptance and decision-making phases of the senior year, working directly with each student and advocating for all students.

College Visits
Gann welcomes college admissions officers and gap-year program recruiters from around the world to visit the Gann campus and connect with our students and parents.

Gap Years and Service Programs
Each year, some seniors choose to spend a year gaining skills, volunteering, or traveling before attending college. Some of our students spend time in Israel, studying Jewish texts, doing community service, or exploring; others participate in service programs or other educational opportunities in the United States or abroad. Gann’s College Counseling office, in conjunction with our Jewish Studies department, helps students explore appropriate options.

3-Year College Matriculation (2015 - 2017)

Gann students attend a variety of colleges and universities. Below is a list of matriculations from the previous three years.

(Bold indicates multiple students)
American University Hofstra University The University of Tampa
Babson College Ithaca College Trinity College
Barnard College Jewish Theological Seminary of America Tufts University
Bates College Johns Hopkins University Tulane University
Boston College Johnson & Wales University University of Cincinnati
Boston University Lawrence University University of Connecticut
Brandeis University Lehigh University University of Hartford
Brown University Marlboro College University of Illinois
Carleton University Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Maryland, College Park
Carnegie Mellon University McGill University University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Case Western Reserve University Michigan State University University of Miami
Clark University Middlebury College University of Michigan
Colby College Muhlenberg College University of New Hampshire
Colgate University New York University University of Pennsylvania
College of Charleston Northeastern University University of Rhode Island
Connecticut College Northwestern University University of Rochester
Cornell University Oberlin College University of Vermont
Dartmouth College Pennsylvania State University University of Virginia
DePaul University Pratt Institute University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dickinson College Princeton University Ursinus College
Duke University Quinnipiac University  Vanderbilt University
Elon University Rochester Institute of Technology Washington University in St. Louis
Emerson College Roger Williams University Wellesley College
Emory University Skidmore College Wesleyan University
Franklin & Marshall College Smith College Wheaton College
Gettysburg College Southern Vermont College Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Goucher College Stanford University Yale University
Hamilton College Syracuse University Yeshiva University
Hampshire College The George Washington University
Harvard University The New School

Graduates also participated in more than 24 gap year and service programs from 2015 to 2017.

Meet the College Counseling Team

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    Lauren Avalos 

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    Sherri Geller 

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