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.

  • 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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  • 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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