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.

  • Fender CEO Andy Mooney Discuss Music and Life with Gann Students

    "It was amazing to learn from the man who is undeniably one of the best in the music business," said David '21 of Fender CEO and former Chairman of Disney Consumer Products Andy Mooney. 
     
    Earlier this month, David and his Electronic Music classmates sat down for a video call with Mooney. The students spent nearly an hour learning from Mooney, who spoke about being at the top of one of the most influential music businesses of all time, his marketing philosophy, and his love of music.

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  • Fender CEO Andy Mooney Discuss Music and Life with Gann Students

    "It was amazing to learn from the man who is undeniably one of the best in the music business," said David '21 of Fender CEO and former Chairman of Disney Consumer Products Andy Mooney. 
     
    Earlier this month, David and his Electronic Music classmates sat down for a video call with Mooney. The students spent nearly an hour learning from Mooney, who spoke about being at the top of one of the most influential music businesses of all time, his marketing philosophy, and his love of music.

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  • Constitutional Scholar Visits Gann's Supreme Court Class

    Constitutional scholar and law professor at Fordham Law School Jed Shugerman visited Gann Academy's Supreme Court class this week to discuss Marbury v Madison, the 1803 Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review in the United States.

    "The Supreme Court course at Gann is unique in that students don't just read and analyze influential court cases, but debate and re-try them," said Yoni Kadden, teacher and History Department Chair. By re-trying the case, students think deeply about the law, government, and the American constitutional system. And, as Kadden puts it, "Having a constitutional scholar of Professor Shugerman's acumen helping students think through their ideas, on such a high level, is an incredibly rewarding experience."

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  • Gann Student Testifies Before Legislative Committee

    Sara Shapiro '20 and her eleventh-grade History teacher, Alex Green, were on Beacon Hill last week, testifying before a legislative committee in support of a bill that would open the historical records of people with disabilities.

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