What's Your Passion

Nearly all student participate in or lead multiple clubs or organizations while at Gann.

Student organizations provide social opportunities as well as experience in planning, collaborating, and leading. The block schedule offers clubs the chance to meet during the day without interrupting academics or having to stay after school.

Student Clubs and Organizations

List of 36 items.

  • App Development Club

    App Development Club works as a team to produce apps for the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Currently, we are working on creating the "Gann App".
  • Art Club

    The Art Club focuses on all things art.
  • Business Club

    The Business Club focuses on all things business. We meet regularly to discuss business news.
  • Coding Club

    Coding club is a club for students to collaborate either individually or in groups on programming-related projects that interest them.
  • Conservative Club

    The Conservative Club is a group students who lean towards a conservative political view.
  • Cooking Club

    Cooking club is a fun opportunity for students to learn how to cook a variety of dishes and have fun with their peers while doing it.
  • Environment Club

    Gann’s Environment Club is a student run organization that is committed to raising awareness for environmental issues and improving the state of our ecosystems.
  • Femininjas

    Do you believe that all people should have the same rights, opportunities and treatment regardless of gender? If you do, you'll love Femininjas! We talk about the ways that gender plays a role in our lives and in the world around us; we also discuss methods we can use to address the negative aspects of gendered expectations (plus, Emma Watson is basically our mascot!).
  • Film Club

    Our goal is to showcase a broad range of film and video production from Gann Academy to the general public. We value the three E's: Education, Entertainment, Evolution! Educating our students in film and the general public through the films we release, entertaining the masses, and showcasing the evolution of Gann Academy!
  • Football Club

  • Gann Liberal Organization

  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

    The GSA is a club where anyone, no matter their sexuality or gender, can come to talk about issues of sexuality and other parts of identity. It’s also a great place to make new friends of all kinds.
  • Grateful Dead Club

    Grateful Dead Club is an attempt to reestablish the once prolific feeling that, yes, there is a place for everyone. The Dead's music is known for its free-flowing expansiveness and its unique capacity to fraternize chaos with order. Every tear, every smile, every chuckle, and every sigh finds its way into the reverberating Space Jams for which the Dead are so known. That is what Grateful Dead Club is about. Come jam with us!
  • Heifers for Israel

    The Heifers for Israel club aims to stimulate discussion in the Gann community about Israel and provide students with ways to get involved in Israel-related activism. Heifers brings in many speakers to cover a variety of topics, from internal issues and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the ranging opinions on support for Zionism in the American community. Heifers also provides resources and opportunities for students to become involved in the many streams of Israel activism, including lobbying with AIPAC and JStreet.

    Through dialogue with students, faculty, and speakers, Heifers hopes that the Gann community will be able to learn more about Israel, develop a stance on Israel, and be inspired to take action.
  • Innovation Club

  • Interfaith Club

  • Junior Statesman Association (JSA)

  • Lace Up (Sports Magazine)

    Lace Up is the #1 Sports Editorial at Gann Academy. It is student-run, and has a dozen writers on its staff.
  • Lit Mag

  • Math Team

    Math team participates in online math competitions that focus on solving problems that require not only knowledge of geometry and algebra, but require creative thinking to solve.
  • Mock Trial

    Mock Trial team allows members to participate in Massachusetts Bar mock trial competitions. These competitions simulate real-world trial cases, and members can play the roles of either a witness or a lawyer.
  • Model UN

    Model UN is a club focused on discussing international politics, representing different countries’ perspectives on topics, and attending conferences competing against other schools’ Model UN teams.
  • Music Club

  • NCSY Club

  • Perspectives (Non-Fiction Magazine)

    Perspectives is Gann's creative non-fiction magazine. We publish prose, poetry and anything in between—as long as it's from your perspective!
  • Poetry Club

    Poetry Club discusses different forms of expression and emotion through poetry and writing. We write, read, and react to works by poets and peers alike.
  • Red Curtain Drama Club

    Red Curtain Drama Club puts on three productions a year: a play, a musical, and a series of student directed one acts. On Fridays we hang out, play games, and we have our very own Shabbaton!
  • Saving Social Media

  • Science Club

  • Shevuon Hatichon (Weekly Student Newspaper)

  • Speech and Debate Team

  • Sports Talk and Debate Club

    Sports Talk and Debate club is a club where all things sports are discussed and debated, from current sports and players to past legends and everything in between.
  • Tikkun Olam Union

    The Tikkun Olam Union is a union of student organizations that are oriented toward "healing the world." They work to serve the community, both inside and outside of Gann, through organizing volunteer work, fundraisers, and drives and by spreading awareness about a variety of causes.
  • Women in STEM

    Women in STEM supports and empowers female-identifying students interested in science, technology, engineering, math, and entrepreneurship. The group meets regularly for guest speakers, workshops, panel presentations, and field trips. 
  • Yachad Club

    Gann's branch of Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to addressing the needs of all Jewish individuals with disabilities and ensuring their inclusion in every aspect of Jewish life. The word “Yachad” means together. Our inclusive design aims to ensure persons with diverse abilities their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate and advocate for a greater understanding, acceptance, outreach, and a pro-disability attitude.
  • Yearbook

Glimpse of Gann

List of 15 news stories.

  • Women in STEM club members in one of the replica Operating Rooms used by medical professionals during simulations, medical device companies for running tests and even film makers

    Women in STEM Explore the Simulator Program at Boston Children’s Hospital

    Throughout the school year, Gann’s Women in STEM club brings in influential women to discuss careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). From hands-on demonstrations of cutting-edge military fabrics led by a female engineer to lessons on coding, this female-identifying group is both practical and engagingand it's one of Gann’s most popular clubs. 

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  • Photo Credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR

    Using Theater As A Platform For Activism

    After the Parkland shooting in 2018, Gann students staged protests and lobbied their legislators. Gann's Red Curtain Drama Club took to the theatre, acting in and directing a performance of “Natural Shocks” that was featured on WBUR’s The ARTery.
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  • CEO of PresenTense Israel Leads Discussion on Social Change Through Entrepreneurship

    For a decade, PresenTense Israel has promoted entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change and has played a pioneering role in the StartUp Nation. In Israel, they launched the first social venture accelerator, the first accelerator for Arab tech entrepreneurs, and the first accelerator for Haredi women. To date, they have 40 accelerator programs, have launched 450 ventures, and helped create more than 2,000 jobs.

    PresenTense CEO Rachel Shaul, along with three alumni of the accelerator programs, visited Gann Academy for a panel discussion on entrepreneurship, coexistence, Israeli innovation, and helping underserved communities within Israel. The visit was part of the PresenTense Boston and New York Road Show being sponsored by the Israeli consulate.

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  • Robotics: Communicating Complex Ideas

    Last Sunday, Gann's three robotics teams took to the stage and made a major impact at the Robotics State Qualifier match in Andover. While the final results are not yet in, Gann has already secured two spots at the State Championship in March, and one Gann team even took home the Think Award for excellence in the engineering design process.

    "It's amazing to watch a robot go from idea, to design, to reality," said Nathan Lesser, captain of Gann’s RABBI robotics team. "When you take it to competition, it feels so good to know that barely four months ago your robot was only a dream."

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  • Exploring Diversity

    In December, a delegation from Gann joined more than 6,000 independent school students and educators at the 30th annual People of Color Conference and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference hosted in Anaheim, California. The conference, run by the National Association of Independent Schools, focused on improving the interracial, interethnic, and intercultural climate at schools across the country.

    "The conference was an outstanding experience," said sophomore Naomi Ravel, "You meet people and learn everything about them—from their name to how they were raised. The most meaningful part of the whole trip was knowing you're loved by everyone around you even if you [just met them]." Ravel described the content: "We learned about awareness, social justice, and human rights, and how to stand up for ourselves." Senior Alyssa Block said learning about others backgrounds and life experiences was "powerful and moving".

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  • Gann Switching to 100% Renewable Energy

    Gann Switching to 100% Renewable Electricity

    Gann Academy's electricity will soon be exclusively powered by renewable energy. Thanks to three recent Gann graduates and a school administrator who took their environmental concerns seriously, the school will soon be joining a very exclusive club: the 5% of U.S. schools powered by renewable energy.

    Weather permitting, solar panels will be installed on the roof of the student activities center once the city issues Gann a permit. The panels will provide the school with 25% of its energy. The other 75% will be sourced from wind farms.

    "We are really happy to leave our mark on our community in a way that has such a tangible impact," said Nate Orbach, who, along with classmates from Student Council and the Environment Club, drove the sustainable energy agenda last year. "What makes Gann unique is how it empowers students to follow their passions and enact real change," explained Nate.

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  • Goodbye Disposable Bottles

    Goodbye Disposable Bottles

    Think of the class of 2017 next time you take a drink or fill up at the school's new water fountain and bottle filling station.
     
    "The filling station represents our grade's unique passion for the environment and activism: we saw things that could be improved, and we acted on them," said last year’s Student Council President Stav Bejerano, who is spending the year in India as part of a service-based gap year sponsored by Princeton University, which he will attend next fall. "
    By making bottle refilling simple, and a more visible priority, this class gift will encourage community members to switch from using disposable water bottles to reusable ones."

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  • Elliot Kann ’18 conducting a Robot Inspection

    Gann Hosts Regional Robotics Qualifier

    Early on Sunday, December 17th, hundreds of high school students from around Massachusetts streamed into Gann Academy’s Student Activity Center for a full-day robotics qualifier. Twenty-three student teams competed to qualify for the State Championship in March.

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  • Army Researcher Provides Hands-On Chemical Engineering Seminar

    Army Researcher Provides Hands-On Chemical Engineering Seminar

    Women in STEM is one of Gann's most active school groups with more than a third of Gann's women participating each year. “Most people don’t yet know what they want to be in life," says junior Maya Rubin. "Women in STEM offers a chance for us to meet interesting female role models.”

    Earlier this month, Dr. Natalie Pomerantz, a research chemical engineer at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) spoke to the group about her work and provided a hands-on demonstration involving fire, water and chemically-treated fabrics.

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  • Robotics Scrimmage Hosted at Gann Academy

    Robotics Scrimmage Hosted at Gann Academy

    This year, Gann has three robotics teams with more than 25 students. To prepare the teams for competition, Gann hosted a preseason scrimmage in November that mimicked the challenges the students will face in the coming months. 

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  • All School Retreat Engages Students’ Grit, Wits and Hearts

    For many, the highlight of the recent All School Retreat was Grit ‘N Wit, a campus-wide obstacle course that tested both brains and brawn. “It was awesome,” enthused senior Noah Savitz. “The team-building was amazing and it provided a great start to the year.”
     
    Welcoming new students, bonding as a community and beginning the school year with a bang are a few of the hoped for outcomes of the annual two-day event. Dean of Students Cindy Jacobs said that although some students were initially disappointed the retreat was on-campus for the first time, most agreed with Savitz that it was a great success. 

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  • ShenaniGanns to Compete in WGBH Sing That Thing!

    ShenaniGanns to Compete in WGBH Sing That Thing!

    Set your DVRs to WGBH TV on Friday, April 28 at 8:30 pm. when Gann’s a cappella group, ShenaniGanns, competes to win the station’s third annual Sing That Thing! competition. Gann is one of 18 choral groups — six high schools, six colleges and six adult groups—that advanced to round one of the contest, based on audition videos. It’s the second year in a row ShenaniGanns has received this honor.

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  • Budding Diplomat Or Not, This Club is For You

    Budding Diplomat Or Not, This Club is For You

    Alex Bulanov isn’t old enough to drive, but he has represented Sudan in high-level talks at the UN about state-sponsored terrorism and Internet recruitment.

    The Model UN, that is.

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  • Gann Girls Thrive in Math and Science

    Gann Women Thrive in Math and Science

    Hodaya Propp likes building robots. Zoe Weiss is a whiz at programming. Gann girls are members of the math team and the Women in STEM club, compete in mathematics competitions, take upper level science and math courses and just plain love any activity that kicks their left brain into gear. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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  • Student Council Sponsors Summit for Gann Leaders

    Student Council Sponsors Summit for Gann Leaders

    Senior Perry Wallack had an idea. What if he brought together the school’s leaders — heads of clubs, captains of sports teams, student council reps— to learn how to become even better at what they do? He fleshed out his idea with fellow students, faculty and staff and recruited top Gann administrators to run hands-on workshops teaching leadership skills. The fruits of his labors will be on display at Gann’s first Student Leadership Summit— a half-day event at the school this coming Sunday. Wallack expects at least 30 student leaders to attend.

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