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Bentley / Gann (Day)

Beautiful Greater Boston Campus

Founded in 1997, Gann Academy is a top preparatory school.  The sleek modern building is architecturally beautiful. Inside, cherry woodwork, lovely handcrafted art on walls and in alcoves, and impeccably maintained facilities welcome students.  Gann’s laboratories look out onto its beautiful campus through many windows, creating a sun-filled and inviting place to learn from our wonderful teachers. Classrooms are oversized with state-of-the-art features including smartboards and WIFI access. 

Courtyard near gym and playing fields at Bentley University
Students analyze a prop crime scene in the Forensics one-week program

Immediately adjoining Gann Academy are patios and grassy open spaces replete with lounge chairs that students enjoy during their lunch period.  Outdoor areas are perfect for recreational use during breaks. Equipment for outdoor games is available.

Students in many of our programs utilize the welcoming outdoor space.  Forensics students, for example, set up mock crime scenes on the fields outside.  Vet Medicine instructors brought a horse to the grassy space by the forest. Engineering students set up a pond in back to test the performance of boats they programmed to operate under various challenge conditions.

Gann Academy is enveloped by forests, the upper campus of Bentley University and Town of Waltham recreational playing fields, creating beautiful views.  Gann Academy is ideally located in suburban Boston in Waltham, MA, bordering Lexington, Lincoln, Newton, and Belmont. Gann Academy is easily accessible from 95/128 and from Route 2.  Gann Academy is a 20 to 30 minute walk from the MBTA train station for those connecting though North Station or coming directly from Boston, Cambridge, Belmont, Weston, Lincoln, or Concord. Gann Academy is just a short walk down the street from our summer location at the main campus of Bentley University, which will be used for lunch several days a week, extended day activities, and housing our residential students.

Cafe and coffee shop in Bentley University gym

Bentley is one of the top-ranked business schools in the country.  On certain days, at lunch time, students will be accompanied by staff members on their walk to nearby Bentley campus for lunch. The Bentley cafeteria features stunning cathedral height windows with woodland views.

On a typical day at the Bentley cafeteria, students may choose selections from a salad bar, pasta station, pizza stand, comfort food rack, stir-fry station, sandwich bar, and grill offering burgers and chicken. Lunch is provided at no additional charge.


Hot lunch offered at Bentley University dining hall
Sand volleyball court at Bentley University

When classes end at 3:30 pm, students may head home or stay for our extended day program until 5:00 pm at no extra charge. Students can participate in organized, counselor-led outdoor activities such as ultimate frisbee, soccer, and sand volleyball.

Inside Bentley’s spectacular student center, extended day students may play ping pong, foosball, or pool.  A wide variety of board games and card games may be checked out.  WIFI is available. Students enjoy socializing with their new friends as they wait for their parents or train.  (In extreme weather conditions, extended day students may stay at the Gann Academy and enjoy indoor games.)

Table tennis and pool tables at Bentley University's student activities center

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