Who Did We Say “Yes” To?

March 28, 2017
By this point in the admissions process, you probably know a lot about Gann— our rigorous and vibrant curriculum, welcoming environment, fantastic teachers, competitive sports teams, and our huge array of clubs. But there’s still one big question mark: who else might be new to Gann in September?

We don’t know yet who will decide to attend, but we can tell you a little about the pool of accepted students.

You hail from 29 cities and towns and 33 middle schools — a mix of public and private — some Jewish schools, some not. And two of you are currently living outside of Massachusetts. Three of you spent at least a year of middle school abroad — in Europe and Asia. We’d love to hear more about that.

“Gann draws students from all over the area and if you come here, you will develop friendships with kids from Marblehead to Sharon, Worcester to Brookline,” says Director of Enrollment Management Farrah Rubenstein. “It’s a wonderful place to expand your group of friends.”

More than one third of our accepted students are interested in performance, and six of you told us you plan to try out for roles in next year’s stage productions. There are dancers and musicians among you, and we enjoyed the videos a bunch of you sent us performing your music in front of audiences.

You have experience in four of the five languages we teach at Gann—including Spanish, French, Chinese and Hebrew—but none of you speaks Arabic— yet! Most of you like to move — whether it’s on the soccer or lacrosse field, the tennis court or the baseball diamond.

By the way, if you enroll, it’s likely you’ll have a friend named Jacob (six were accepted) and one named Benjamin (five were accepted.)

Were the admissions decisions hard to make? You bet, says Rubenstein: “The students we met were thoughtful, funny, smart and they asked great questions. They were already thinking about ways they wanted to contribute to the Gann community and we love that.”

We hope to see you in September!
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