Farm to Table

The Gann Farm now features a wood-fired, clay oven to be used in “Farm to Table Holidays Practicum!” A timber-frame shed makes a home for the oven, using local Eastern White Pine wood, the same as the nearby trees on the farm.  

Halachic Process

Last weekend, students in “Halachic Process” module competed at the Maimonides Moot Court High School Competition just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. This competition begins with a lively Shabbaton for the 130 participants, before culminating in a Jewish ethics debate. Gann Academy sent two teams last weekend, and one of them came back as champions in […]

U.S. History

In our 11th grade United States History class, Gann History teacher Laura Michel uses the writings of James Madison to teach students how to think critically about today’s political issues. She asked her students to determine how Madison would feel about prevalent issues in American politics today. “People use and misuse history in a lot […]

Mock Trial

For the first time in Gann history, Mock Trial won the state championships! On Tuesday, March 28, our team competed against Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School, winning the title of first place in the entire state. On the road to victory, they also beat other top schools like Newton North, and Malden Catholic, last year’s winner.  

Jewish History

History meets modern publishing in History Teacher Zachary Albert’s “Jewish History” class. Students made book jackets for their final project and celebrated their hard work with a “cover reveal party.” Each jacket has four components: a title, a student-designed cover, a description of the “book,” and an author’s bio. “Each student presented a claim about the Jewish story […]

Creative Writing

During spring 2023, students in “Creative Writing” were treated to two author visits: one from acclaimed author Hanna Halperin, and one from Arnon Shorr ‘01—a Gann alumnus, previous Gann teacher, and current screenwriter, filmmaker, and comic book author.