Shalom and Welcome to Gann Academy

When you walk through the halls of Gann or explore the pages of this website, you will find it hard to believe that our school just turned 20 years old. The same kind of bold, innovative thinking that inspired our founders to create this new, international model of Jewish high school education continues to animate this dynamic community today.

High school is an incredible time in the life of a young adult. These four years are about developing skills and gaining knowledge, yes, but they are also a time for growth, exploration, and for discovering who you are.

From the moment our students arrive in the morning until they complete their classes, sports, arts, and extracurricular activities, sometimes late in the evening, they fill our campus with open and spirited debate, passionate engagement with ideas, and deep analytical thinking – all taking place on the foundation of a caring, compassionate, and joyful community.   

Gann’s outstanding faculty sharpens our students’ intellects, challenging them to become both analytical as well as creative, out-of-the-box thinkers. Whether reading literature, conducting a science experiment, or deconstructing a Talmudic argument, Gann students learn that academic excellence requires the ability and the courage to ask interesting and essential questions, and the drive and the skills to explore various possible answers.

A Gann education also inspires our students to think deeply about what matters to them as people. What do you value and what do you care most about? Where do you come from, what communities are you part of, and for what future do you feel responsible? The power of being in a diverse Jewish community during these formative years is that our students learn to find meaning, inspiration, and purpose in their Jewish heritage as they navigate their human journey.

The result is that our students develop into intellectually confident, ethically responsible, passionately engaged citizens and leaders, creators of the future and repairers of the world.

We invite and encourage you to explore this website to learn more about a Gann education.

Introducing Dr. Dalia Hochman as Gann Academy’s Next Head of School

The Gann Academy Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce that it has unanimously voted to hire Dr. Dalia Hochman as its next Head of School. Dr. Hochman is a nationally known educator and innovator with deep connections to Boston, to Israel, and to the pluralistic values that animate our school.

Read the Letter from the Board of Trustees Introducing Dr. Hochman

Read the Letter from Dr. Hochman to the Gann Community

Glimpse of Gann

List of 3 news stories.

  • Gann to Build Innovation Center in Summer 2019

    The largest building project since Gann’s move to its current space, the construction of Gann’s Innovation Center reflects our focus on creative, interdisciplinary and collaborative learning in all subject areas—learning which spills out far beyond the walls of a classroom, and which supports the many ways that students learn. 

    It will also bring state-of-the-art engineering and lab spaces to the school to support our Computing, Design and Fabrication department and our Arts classes, as well as project-based learning in all of our disciplines.

    "The Innovation Center will both embody and embolden Gann’s culture of teaching and learning," said Gann Assistant Head of School Frank Tipton. "Students and faculty will now have ample space, time, and resources to pursue large-scale projects that both enrich learning and catalyze community impact."

    Project elements include:

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  • Introducing Dr. Dalia Hochman as Gann Academy’s Next Head of School

    Gann Academy Board of Trustees
    Dear Gann Community,

    The Gann Academy Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce that it has unanimously voted to hire Dr. Dalia Hochman as its next Head of School effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Hochman is a nationally known educator and innovator with deep connections to Boston, to Israel, and to the pluralistic values that animate our school. 

    Dr. Hochman is best known for her leadership and strategic advisory work for Summit Learning, the high-profile Silicon Valley charter network funded by The Chan Zuckerberg Education Initiative. She has been involved in projects and roles across the country, from the Wildflower Montessori Schools to the U.S. Department of Education, and has developed a unique perspective and understanding of “what works” at the most well-respected and highly-regarded schools in America. That perspective is extraordinarily aligned with the culture, approach, and aspirations of Gann’s faculty, staff, Senior Leadership Team, and the Board of Trustees. We are enthusiastic about Dr. Hochman’s ability to work with our teachers and senior leadership to further develop Gann as one of the most remarkable high schools in the Boston area.

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  • Meet the Class of 2022

    We are excited to welcome the Class of 2022 to the Gann community! This incoming class is one of our largest, with 74 students coming from 24 schools, consisting of 11 public schools and 13 independent schools.

    "Gann draws students from all over Greater Boston and a variety of Jewish backgrounds," says Director of Admissions Emilie Goncalves. "Students who come to Gann are able to develop friendships with kids from Marblehead to Sharon, Worcester to Brookline."

    With summer experiences ranging from camp to sabre fencing, our students are bringing new energy and new perspectives to the Gann community.

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