Pursuit of Excellence

The mission of the Gann Athletic Program is to instruct, inspire, and empower student-athletes. Gann Athletics are conducted in a safe and respectful atmosphere to instill cooperation, positivity, commitment, skill development, and improvement of overall fitness. Through teamwork, students make healthy choices for themselves and others.

Students participate in Gann Athletics in two ways - Recreational Classes and Varsity Sports.

Interscholastic Success
Gann Varsity Athletics have seen a great deal of success with 51 conference championships over the past 20 years, 18 of which have come in the past 7 years. Individually, the Gann Athlete is a shining example of excellence on and off the field. Students display good sportsmanship, resilience, caring for their teammates, and dedication during every training session, practice, match, or game. This has led to 42 Conference All-Star designations and 4 MVP conference awards over the past 2 years.

Interscholastic Sports
  • Varsity and JV Boys Soccer
  • Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball
  • Varsity, JV, and 3rds Boys Basketball
  • Varsity Girls Tennis
  • Varsity Baseball
  • Coed Varsity Ultimate Frisbee
  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse
  • Varsity and JV Girls Soccer
  • Coed Varsity Cross Country
  • Varsity and JV Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Boys Tennis
  • Varsity Softball

While the Gann community celebrates the wins, Gann Varsity Athletics are about much more than just a score or a conference title. Beyond the awards are more important wins. Gann athletes find their voices and self-confidence on the field. They know the value of hard work and the rewards that come from focus and determination. Most importantly, every Gann athlete learns to balance athletic skill-building and the love of the game with a deep commitment to humility, sportsmanship, and team. GO GANN!! 

Gann Recreational Classes
Gann Recreational Classes provide student-athletes with multiple sports options where they are encouraged to select a familiar activity or try something new. All our Recreational Classes and instructors celebrate physical fitness, movement, relaxation, and coordination development.

Recreational Classes:
  • Basketball
  • Yoga
  • Fitness
  • Farming
  • Tennis
  • Frisbee

  • Hiking
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Running
  • Varsity Team Manager
Our athletic facilities include:
  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness Room
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field
  • Two Soccer Field (Grass)
  • Soccer/Lacrosse Field (Turf)
  • Four Tennis Courts
  • Trainer's Room
  • Locker Rooms for Teams and Faculty

List of 11 news stories.

  • Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom Speaks with Students

    Earlier this month, Red Sox's new Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom visited the Gann Academy campus for an informal chat with students.

    Eamon '20, who pitches for the Gann Varsity Baseball team, had a multitude of questions for Bloom. "It was an honor to meet such an influential person in the world of professional baseball," said Eamon. At the meeting, Bloom discussed his career, his Jewish faith, and how his time in Jewish Day School influenced who he is today.
     
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  • Volleyball and Boys Soccer to Compete in NEPSAC Tournament

    It’s official! Gann Academy has been selected for the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Tournaments in both Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer!
     
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  • Varsity Volleyball Wins IGC League Championship

    The Gann Varsity Volleyball team took home the IGC League Championship Thursday after overcoming rival Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School.
     
    The team ended regular season with a 12-1 win record.
     
    Mazel tov!
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  • Matt Gluck '19

    Gann Athletes Receive Boston Globe All-Scholastic Honor

    The Boston Globe just released the 2018-19 All-Scholastic honor roll, highlighting Greater Boston's top athlete-scholars. This year, two Gann athletes—Josh Gans '19 and Matt Gluck '19—received the prestigious All-Scholastic ranking. Josh was recognized for Boys Soccer and Matt for Baseball. 

    "Both Josh and Matt have epitomized the Gann Athlete during their careers at Gann," said Director of Athletics Brad Ballinger. "Their on-field success is a direct result of their good sportsmanship, resilience, dedication, and caring for their teammates."
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  • Boys Basketball Defeats Rival Maimonides

    Congratulations to all the athletes who competed in Saturday night’s exciting varsity basketball games against Maimonides. In front of a packed arena at Brandeis’s Gosman Center, the teams split the games, with Maimo winning the girls' game and Gann’s boys pulling out an amazing overtime win.
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  • 15 Gann Athletes Named League All-Stars

    Gann Academy had 15 students in seven sports recognized as league all-stars for the 2018 Spring season. "This year has been such a fantastic whirlwind,"  said Director of Athletics Brad Ballinger. "We’ve seen an incredible amount of success on the field with individual accolades."

    Mazel tov to these Gann athletes!
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  • Eric Kruglak on the tennis court

    Gann Athlete Named Tennis League MVP

    Gann Academy junior Eric Kruglak has been chosen as league co-MVP by the Massachusetts Boys Independent League (MBIL) for his leadership this season in Boys’ Tennis where he plays at the one singles spot.

    “Eric possesses all the components that make an MVP,” said Gann Tennis coach John Buckley. “His technical skill is at the highest level, having one of the best serves in the league. His tactical knowledge is outstanding, understanding his opponent’s weakness and exploiting them. He has also shown great sportsmanship.”
    The Gann Boys’ Tennis team finished their season with an undefeated 10-0 conference record, and 12-0 overall. This is the team’s eighth conference championship in the past 10 years.

    In addition to Eric being named a league MVP, 15 Gann athletes in seven spring sports were named league all-stars.
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  • Athletics Wrap Up

    Athletic Director Brad Ballinger
    This year has been such a fantastic whirlwind. We’ve seen an incredible amount of success on the field with individual accolades including two Conference MVP’s and 30 league all-stars! Of course, individuals are nothing without their respective teams supporting and sharing in their successes. Within that vein, we hosted three Conference Championship trophies and made two NEPSAC Tournament appearances! Mazel tov to everyone’s achievements!

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  • Successful Fall Season for Gann Sports

    Successful Fall Season for Gann Sports

    The boys’ varsity soccer team put an exclamation mark on an undefeated season in November by winning their season’s final match 2-0 against Boston Trinity Academy. In the process, they became the Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL) champions.

    “It was a fantastic season,” said senior Jason Bryer, the team’s co-captain. “I am proud of how close a group our team was and how hard we fought. We controlled most of our games and fought to come back when down.” Bryer was one of 10 Gann fall athletes named league all-stars. Bryer and teammate Noam Borensztajn, also a senior, were designated conference all-stars by the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) as well.The team advanced to the NEPSAC post-season playoffs— a huge honor—, and hosted an exciting playoff game at Gann. Ultimately, the Heifers were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the MacDuffie School, but the memories of this championship season will live on.

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  • Zoe Weiss Earns All-Scholastic Honors

    Gann Academy Graduate Zoe Weiss Earns All-Scholastic Honors

    Gann Academy graduate Zoe Weiss was recently recognized by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald as an All-Scholastic athlete.
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  • Elan Ganz

    Gann Academy Rising Senior Earns All-Scholastic Honors

    Gann Academy rising senior Elan Ganz was recently recognized by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald as an All-Scholastic athlete.
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