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.

5-Year College Matriculations (2015 - 2019)

Gann Academy graduates enroll at a range of top colleges.  Our two full-time college counselors work closely with each student to find the school that is the best “fit.”  Gann alumni have attended over 125 colleges and universities and participated in over 25 gap year programs.  The matriculation list for the Classes of 2015-2019 is below.

Bold indicates multiple students.

American University Harvard College Tulane University
Babson College Hofstra University Union College
Barnard College Indiana University at Bloomington United States Military Academy at West Point
Bates College Ithaca College University of Cincinnati
Berklee College of Music Jewish Theological Seminary of America University of Colorado at Boulder
Binghamton University Johns Hopkins University University of Connecticut
Boston College Johnson & Wales University  University of Florida
Boston University Lafayette College University of Hartford
Brandeis University Lawrence University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Brown University Lehigh University University of Maryland, College Park
Bryn Mawr College Manhattan School of Music University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Carleton College Marlboro College University of Miami
Carleton University Massachusetts Institute of Technology University of Michigan
Carnegie Mellon University McGill University University of New Hampshire at Durham
Case Western Reserve University Merrimack College University of Pennsylvania
Clark University Michigan State University University of Pittsburgh
Colby College Middlebury College University of Rhode Island
Colgate University Mount Holyoke College University of Rochester
College of Charleston Muhlenberg College University of Southern California
Colorado College The New School The University of Tampa
Columbia University New York University The University of Texas, Austin
Connecticut College Northeastern University The University of the Arts
Cornell University Northwestern University University of Vermont
Dartmouth College Oberlin College University of Virginia
Dean College Olin College of Engineering University of Wisconsin, Madison
DePaul University Pennsylvania State University Ursinus College
Dickinson College Pratt Institute Vanderbilt University
Drexel University Princeton University Vassar College
Duke University Quinnipiac University Washington University in St. Louis
Elon University Rochester Institute of Technology Wellesley College
Emerson College Roger Williams University Wesleyan University
Emory University Simmons University Wheaton College MA
Franklin & Marshall College Skidmore College William & Mary
The George Washington University Smith College Williams College
Georgia Institute of Technology Southern Vermont College Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Gettysburg College Stanford University Yale University
Goucher College Syracuse University Yeshiva University
Hamilton College Trinity College
Hampshire College Tufts University

Meet the College Counseling Team

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    Lauren Avalos 

    Co-Director of College Counseling
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    Sherri Geller 

    Co-Director of College Counseling
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