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.

Glimpse of Gann

List of 3 news stories.

  • Photo Credit: Robin Lubbock/WBUR

    Gann Class Project Featured Nationally on NPR's Here & Now

    Gann Academy's "History of Disability in America" and "Graphic Design" classes combined history, art, and activism to create a nationally-lauded museum exhibit entitled "Division, Unity, Hardship, and Progress: A Disability History of the United States" that was recently featured on NPR's Here & Now.

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  • Mazel Tov to the Class of 2018!

    On June 10, 2018, we came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Gann Academy Class of 2018. These 67 students captured our intent as educators. They are ready for the colleges and endeavors that await them; they are ready to lead and serve; and, perhaps most importantly, they leave Gann with a deep understanding of who they are as individuals and how they connect to the rest of the world and to their Jewish identity.

    Thank you to the families and friends that joined us in person or online to celebrate the Class of 2018 on their special day!

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  • Eric Kruglak on the tennis court

    Gann Athlete Named Tennis League MVP

    Gann Academy junior Eric Kruglak has been chosen as league co-MVP by the Massachusetts Boys Independent League (MBIL) for his leadership this season in Boys’ Tennis where he plays at the one singles spot.

    “Eric possesses all the components that make an MVP,” said Gann Tennis coach John Buckley. “His technical skill is at the highest level, having one of the best serves in the league. His tactical knowledge is outstanding, understanding his opponent’s weakness and exploiting them. He has also shown great sportsmanship.”
    The Gann Boys’ Tennis team finished their season with an undefeated 10-0 conference record, and 12-0 overall. This is the team’s eighth conference championship in the past 10 years.

    In addition to Eric being named a league MVP, 15 Gann athletes in seven spring sports were named league all-stars.
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