Developing the Mind

Gann Academy's expert teachers serve as instructors, collaborators, facilitators, and guides. Students play an active role in their own learning. Lectures are rare, while student-directed research and hands-on group work are the norms. Instruction focuses on the mastery of skills, not the simple acquisition of content.

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

Gann invests deeply in professional development, and we nurture our teachers as deliberately and thoughtfully as we do our students. We encourage our teachers to innovate, take risks, and constantly evolve their teaching as needs, technologies and pedagogical approaches change—and they model these qualities for their students.

Glimpse of Gann

List of 4 news stories.

  • New Courses Offered Next Year

    It’s time to register for next year’s courses at Gann and the choices are abundant: more than 125 courses in the humanities, math, sciences, languages and Jewish studies, not to mention the arts and electives that range from poetry to thermodynamics.
     
    "We continually refine our curriculum to ensure that our course offerings reflect the interests of students and the skills and knowledge they'll need to succeed in college and beyond," says Jacob Pinnolis, Director of Teaching and Learning. "Last year, we introduced expanded math and physics offerings for ninth graders and more high-level Judaics choices. This year, we've focused on furthering our advanced studies options."

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  • Team RABBI competes

    The Battle of Lexington

    The Battle of Lexington, a historic moment in New England history, was fought this month by students at Gann. But, instead of soldiers on a field, the battle consisted of specially-crafted robots completing complex missions. And, just as in battles past, Gann Robotics walked away with many accolades.

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  • Winter Arts Festival

    This year's Winter Arts Festival brought in hundreds of community members to sample the work of Gann's artists. The evening began with performances by Gann's choir, a cappella group, jazz band, chamber ensemble, dance company, improv team, and the Grateful Dead Club rock band. Over a festive dinner, attendees took in hundreds of pieces of artwork, including darkroom photographs, 3D sculpture, film, drawings, paintings, and pottery, and were also invited to participate in interactive, student-led booths, including watercolor paint night and origami.

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  • Gann History Students Featured on Chronicle

    WCVB's Chronicle highlighted the work of Gann 11th grade history students for their work to bring 'dignity to the dead'.

    Watch the full episode of Chronicle on WCVB's website.
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