Developing the Mind

At Gann Academy, we focus on experiential and project-based learning. With more than 150 classes offered each year, our curriculum is designed to develop the mind in all its facets: analytical, imaginative, and ethical.  

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 are passionate educators and lifelong learners, chosen for their extensive experience and their ability to communicate both their subject and their passion for it. 

Glimpse of Gann

List of 4 news stories.

  • Advisory Program: Where Students are Heard, Known and Understood

    What do you hope to accomplish during your four-year Gann journey? How do you constructively engage with people whose opinions are diametrically opposed to yours? How does your identity as a Jew co-exist with your other identities? And how do you best balance a rigorous course load with an active social life?

    These are just a few of the questions students might wrestle with during "advisory," a critical part of the Gann experience.

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  • Assistant Head of School Frank Tipton works with Librarian Sarah Feldman during recent Professional Development Day

    What Really Happens on Professional Development Days?

    Four days a year, Gann students eagerly read in their calendars that a professional development day is approaching. To most students, these days simply mean extra time off. However, for faculty and staff, these days, filled with workshops, meetings, activities, and speakers, are diligently planned and highly valued.

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  • Winter Arts Festival Highlights Students' Work

    The arts came to life last month at the annual Gann Academy Winter Arts Festival. Hundreds of attendees took in performances by the school's music and dance ensembles, participated in student-led gallery tours, and – new this year – participated in hands-on workshops led by both students and faculty.
     
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  • Cleaning Water and the Flint Fiasco

    Cleaning Water and the Flint Fiasco

    Cleanliness and schoolwork don't always go together, but in the 10th grade chemistry lab, students worked to clean 500 milliliters of filthy water. Students syringed out the oil floating on top. Then they filtered the liquid with sand and charcoal, and used a process called flocculation which caused the suspended pollutant particles to clump together and sink to the bottom.

    "The lab showed me how much time and effort goes into making water clean," said sophomore Halle Sisenwine. "I am lucky to live in a place where I can take for granted that my water is safe to drink."
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