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.

  • 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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    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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  • 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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