Pursuit of Excellence

Pursuit of excellence and sportsmanship are hallmarks of the Gann Athletics program. Gann Academy offers numerous Varsity and JV sports competing in the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) as well as variety of recreational athletic offerings. The girls compete in the IGC (Independent Girls Conference) and the boys compete in the MBIL (Mass Bay Independent League). All sports emphasize competing with integrity and effort and students collaborate with others and to be their best selves on the field and off. Gann has won 46 championships in its 22 years of existence, including five championships in each of the past two years.


Interscholastic Sports:
  • Boys Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Tennis
  • Co-ed Cross Country
  • Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Volleyball
Recreational:
  • Basketball
  • Customized Conditioning
  • Fitness
  • Frisbee
  • Martial Arts
  • Running
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Play to Learn

Of course, not everyone starts high school as a star athlete, but through Gann's recreational sports program students of all levels find themselves doing things they never imagined and understanding what it means to be part of a team, to step up, to give the extra effort. The skills learned through sports last forever.  So be brave. Try out for a team or take a sport for recreational reasons and discover yourself getting stronger.
Our athletic facilities include:
  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness Room
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field
  • Two Soccer Field (Grass)
  • Soccer/Lacrosse Field (Turf)
  • Four Tennis Courts
  • Trainer's Room
  • Locker Rooms for Teams and Faculty

List of 9 news stories.

  • 15 Gann Athletes Named League All-Stars

    Gann Academy had 15 students in seven sports recognized as league all-stars for the 2018 Spring season. "This year has been such a fantastic whirlwind,"  said Director of Athletics Brad Ballinger. "We’ve seen an incredible amount of success on the field with individual accolades."

    Mazel tov to these Gann athletes!

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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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  • Athletics Wrap Up

    Athletic Director Brad Ballinger
    This year has been such a fantastic whirlwind. We’ve seen an incredible amount of success on the field with individual accolades including two Conference MVP’s and 30 league all-stars! Of course, individuals are nothing without their respective teams supporting and sharing in their successes. Within that vein, we hosted three Conference Championship trophies and made two NEPSAC Tournament appearances! Mazel tov to everyone’s achievements!

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  • Successful Fall Season for Gann Sports

    Successful Fall Season for Gann Sports

    The boys’ varsity soccer team put an exclamation mark on an undefeated season in November by winning their season’s final match 2-0 against Boston Trinity Academy. In the process, they became the Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL) champions.

    “It was a fantastic season,” said senior Jason Bryer, the team’s co-captain. “I am proud of how close a group our team was and how hard we fought. We controlled most of our games and fought to come back when down.” Bryer was one of 10 Gann fall athletes named league all-stars. Bryer and teammate Noam Borensztajn, also a senior, were designated conference all-stars by the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) as well.The team advanced to the NEPSAC post-season playoffs— a huge honor—, and hosted an exciting playoff game at Gann. Ultimately, the Heifers were eliminated in the quarterfinals by the MacDuffie School, but the memories of this championship season will live on.

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  • Zoe Weiss Earns All-Scholastic Honors

    Gann Academy Graduate Zoe Weiss Earns All-Scholastic Honors

    Gann Academy graduate Zoe Weiss was recently recognized by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald as an All-Scholastic athlete.
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  • Elan Ganz

    Gann Academy Rising Senior Earns All-Scholastic Honors

    Gann Academy rising senior Elan Ganz was recently recognized by both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald as an All-Scholastic athlete.
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  • Girls Varsity Softball and Tennis Clinch League Crowns

    Congratulations to the girls varsity softball and tennis teams for winning the 2017 Independent Girls Conference (IGC) championships, making this year one of the two most victorious in Gann athletics history. The girls varsity volleyball team, as well as the girls and boys varsity basketball teams, also walked away with league crowns this winter.
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  • Gann Athletes Recognized in the Boston Globe

    Congratulations to basketball MVPs Shayna Mael and Ben Edry who were among the Boston Globe's twenty-two top student athletes at Massachusetts independent schools recognized in the "2017 Preps All-Scholastics".
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  • Gann Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Clinch League Championships

    “The environment at the championship games was electric,” recalls Director of Athletics Pam Roecker. “One of the boys' game highlights was senior Noah Klar hitting a three-point shot at the buzzer – a great spark going into half-time! And the girls played arguably their best all-around game of the season.”

    Fresh off its victory, the girls team was honored to be selected to compete in its fifth consecutive NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) tournament game on March 1. It was a history-making evening as Gann hosted a quarterfinal game for the first time. The Red Heifers ultimately fell to a scrappy Heritage Christian squad by a score of 29-25, finishing the season with a 14-5 overall record. 
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