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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
Telephone
(781) 642-6800

Applying

Application Deadline
January 14
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,750
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
52%
Average Financial Aid
From Gann Academy

At Gann Academy, our students strive to be their best selves, care for others, and be innovative both inside and outside the classroom. From day one, you’ll become part of a vibrant and diverse community that values individuality and is united by school-wide traditions, values, and Jewish life.

We encourage you to explore our website, read about recent student and alumni accomplishments, and discover why Gann Academy is more than your typical high school.

Gann Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
50 responses
Average ACT
30
47 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Free food
    36%
  • Shabbaton
    36%
  • Color War
    21%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
286
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$82,188
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,428
National
$949
Median Home Value
$434,500
National
$184,700

Gann Academy Reviews

55 reviews
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I love Gann so much, I wake up every day excited to go to school. The teachers here sincerely care about you and want you to succeed, and the community is so amazing and supportive. Gann students are passionate and driven people and thinkers, and unafraid to show it. Most of us are involved in multiple activities outside the classroom, it's pretty abnormal not to do so. Going to a pluralistic Jewish day school is a unique experience, I can happily say that I have friends of many different Jewish beliefs and denominations who are all willing to engage with each other. Gann has shaped me into a thoughtful person who is ready to go out into the world and follow my passions in college and beyond. I value my time here so much and I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Gann Academy teachers are experts in their field, with the majority having at least a Masters or PhD. Additionally, the school often brings in subject-matter experts (either in person or via Skype calls) on the topics being taught -- poets, award-winning authors, musicians and composers, historians, and even the Green Prince to discuss his perspective on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The atmosphere reminds me of a college campus more than a high school at times.
We could not be happier with our childrens' experience at Gann. A warm and nurturing environment based on strong foundation of Jewish values, coupled with outstanding academics and extra curricular opportunities, results in a unique high school experience not found at other schools.