Developing the Mind

Gann Academy's expert teachers serve as instructors, collaborators, facilitators, and guides. Students play an active role in their own learning. Lectures are rare, while student-directed research and hands-on group work are the norms. Instruction focuses on the mastery of skills, not the simple acquisition of content.

Ninth graders develop competence in the core subjects outlined in our curriculum guide, then deepen their skillset and understanding through our advanced and standard electives. As students progress, they learn to analyze complex situations, develop opinions, and express themselves both orally and in writing.
 
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Gann Faculty

Gann invests deeply in professional development, and we nurture our teachers as deliberately and thoughtfully as we do our students. We encourage our teachers to innovate, take risks, and constantly evolve their teaching as needs, technologies and pedagogical approaches change—and they model these qualities for their students.

Glimpse of Gann

List of 4 news stories.

  • Rabbi Dina Brawer

    Gann Welcomes New Jewish Education Professionals

    Gann is thrilled to announce the expansion of the Jewish Education team. Three new individuals will join our talented faculty and, together, will continue to bring our Jewish Education program from strength to strength while reflecting the pluralistic nature of our community. 

    Beginning next year, Gann’s Jewish Education team will integrate Jewish Studies, Jewish Life, Hebrew language, and Israel Education to expand our holistic approach for students.

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  • Gann B'Yachad: Setting a Precedent for Safety, Together

    When sunlight bursts from beyond a cloud and lights up the sky—that is how one can describe Gann B'Yachad. Gann B'Yachad, meaning Gann together, was a weeklong orientation where students met new classmates and teachers, said hello to friends, learned new safety protocols, and began transitioning to a new style of academics. Much has changed since last year, but during Gann B'Yachad, like sunlight from behind a cloud, joy emanated from students’ masked faces, and a brightness filled 333 Forest Street.
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  • Ma'avar: A Capstone to Create Meaningful Learning

    Jacob '20's memories of his grandmother are filled with songs. When it came time to begin his Ma'avar project, he knew he wanted to preserve the memory of his grandmother through music. "Ma'avar not only gave me a platform to express myself musically in a way I've never done before," explained Jacob, "but also allowed me to connect with my grandmother."

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  • Gann Celebrates Class of 2020 with Drive-in Commencement

    Ellen Seaward
    By: Ellen Seaward

    On Sunday, June 14, under a bright blue sky, 66 heifers and their families rolled into the Gann Academy parking lot for a drive-in commencement ceremony, the first in the school’s history. Faculty sat socially distant along the school’s lot and welcomed the cars, decorated with balloons, signs, streamers, and paint. Joyful waves and shouts of hello were exchanged between students and teachers who had not seen each other in-person in over two months.

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