When you walk through the halls of Gann or explore the pages of this website, you will find it hard to believe that our school just turned 25 years old. The same kind of bold, innovative thinking that inspired our founders to create this new, international model of Jewish high school education continues to animate this dynamic community today.
High school is an incredible time in the life of a young adult. These four years are about developing skills and gaining knowledge, yes, but they are also a time for growth, exploration, and for discovering who you are.
From the moment our students arrive in the morning until they complete their classes, sports, arts, and extracurricular activities, sometimes late in the evening, they fill our campus with open and spirited debate, passionate engagement with ideas, and deep analytical thinking – all taking place on the foundation of a caring, compassionate, and joyful community.
Gann’s outstanding faculty sharpens our students’ intellects, challenging them to become both analytical as well as creative, out-of-the-box thinkers. Whether reading literature, conducting a science experiment, or deconstructing a Talmudic argument, Gann students learn that academic excellence requires the ability and the courage to ask interesting and essential questions, and the drive and the skills to explore various possible answers.
The George D. Krupp opened in…
Details of Our Collection
The Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding, dedicated in 2017, is housed on the lower level of the school and contains a dramatic exhibit of artifacts, photographs, and documents from Izzy’s life in pre-war Poland, through the Holocaust, and his post-war life in America. The mission of the Gallery is to provide education about the Holocaust in order to promote tolerance and inclusivity. There is also a section in the Learning Commons for Gann Academy archives, which includes yearbooks, student publications, and photographs.
Highlights of Our Collection
The library collection includes 8,000 print and electronic items, databases, and numerous Library Guides to support courses, research, and leisure reading. The print collection includes popular fiction, cutting edge non-fiction, core Judaica titles, and periodicals. The electronic resources, which are available 24/7, include databases, e-books and digital audiobooks, and there is access to inter-library loan through the Boston Public Library. The Library Media Specialist collaborates with teachers to provide instruction in research and information literacy skills at all grade levels and in all subject areas. Students are encouraged to ask the Library Media Specialist for research help and for suggestions for leisure reading. Our beautiful new Library Learning Commons also provides a choice of spaces for collaboration, private study, student clubs, performance, author visits, and community meetings and celebrations.
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Plans for Our Future
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George D. Kupp Library
333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452