Gann Academy is Greater Boston's Pluralistic Jewish High School

Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish Day School that celebrates religious diversity and welcomes students from a broad spectrum of Jewish affiliation and religious observance. We see it as our mission to nurture each student on their Jewish journey. 


Gann’s pluralistic environment, the practice of Havruta (paired) study, and the multiplicity of opinions found on every page of Talmud (Rabbinic text) nurture empathy and promote the ability to listen deeply and take in alternative perspectives. 

Text Study

Talmud study in particular fosters questioning, argumentation, and critical thinking skills. Through Jewish text study, Gann students build resilience and prepare to meet challenges to their identity and practice as they make their way in the world. 

A Jewish Foundation

Gann education is an enduring gift, a wellspring that accompanies each graduate along their journey. As life progresses, they draw from a deep reservoir of Jewish content and values, creatively adapting them to answer the new questions and challenges they encounter as human beings and as Jews. Their inspired education leaves them with a lifelong thirst to seek out new opportunities for Jewish growth, learning, and community building.

Identity Formation

Over four years, Gann students build a deep repository of Jewish knowledge and acquire a rich and thick Jewish identity. They comfortably situate themselves within Jewish history and identify with the Jewish story. Their trip to Israel enables them to sustain an ongoing relationship with the Jewish State and her people. Students are attuned to the calendar and rhythm of Jewish life and ritual. They possess the proficiency in Hebrew to directly access Jewish texts and can locate influential Jewish authors and their works within the Jewish library. 
Inspired by their Jewish learning at Gann, graduates emerge ready for an ongoing journey of growth and becoming. They understand that to ‘become’ is a process of continual unfolding of potential. Choosing a major in college, confronting antisemitism, settling into a career path, building a Jewish family, and the major junctures in life that follow are but stages of a continual ‘becoming’. 

Glimpse of Gann

List of 3 news stories.

  • Gann Academy Winter Extravaganza!

    Join your camp and school friends for a night of wintry fun at Gann Academy’s first Winter Extravaganza! Created exclusively for Boston-area Jewish sixth, seventh, and eighth graders!
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  • Gann Farm Connects Jewish Youth with Agricultural Heritage

    "Being Jewish at the Gann Farm is unlike being Jewish in a synagogue or classroom. It means muddied knees, singing in open air and connecting with the land — a chance for youth to do as their forebears did," writes Marigo Farr, reporter for The Scope Boston.
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  • Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway was a Homerun

    Still Kvelling!
    With the ShenaniGanns poised to sing the national anthem, and Dr. Jonathan Golden prepared to throw out the first pitch at Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park, even temperatures in the nineties and the possibility of rain couldn’t stop Gann from celebrating our community.

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