ACADEMICS

College Counseling

Gann’s College Counselors offer comprehensive, personalized guidance to students as they pursue college, university, and/or gap-year programs. The individual attention they provide ensures that students feel supported as they identify and work toward their goals. Because of the close working relationship with their college counselor, students engage in self-reflection and make thoughtful decisions about what kind of communities will serve them best after Gann; they receive tailored advice as they consider where they will feel happiest and most successful. Our long-standing philosophy of matching the right student with the right college is based upon a deep, detailed understanding of each individual, and is highly intentional. 

 

Gann’s counselors maintain close ties with college admissions officers around the country by frequently visiting campuses and welcoming over 70 university and gap-year visitors each year. These visits provide students with the opportunity to learn about colleges, form meaningful connections, and advocate for themselves – as well as provide the college representatives with the chance to learn more about our school and community. Gann sends its graduates out into the world with an understanding of who they are, where they belong, and who they are becoming.  

College Counseling

Meet the Team!

Lauren Avalos
Co-Director of College Counseling lavalos@kevinlrichardson.com

Lauren Avalos

Co-Director of College Counseling sgeller@kevinlrichardson.com

Sherri Geller

Associate Director of College Counseling szarkessler@kevinlrichardson.com

Shira Zar-Kessler

College Counseling Assistant arourke@kevinlrichardson.com

AJ Rourke

College and gap-year admissions counselors who would like to visit Gann should contact AJ Rourke or find Gann’s schedule on Scoir.

College Counseling

Gann’s College Counselors offer comprehensive, personalized guidance to students as they pursue college, university, and/or gap-year programs. The individual attention they provide ensures that students feel supported as they identify and work toward their goals. Because of the close working relationship with their college counselor, students engage in self-reflection and make thoughtful decisions about what kind of communities will serve them best after Gann; they receive tailored advice as they consider where they will feel happiest and most successful. Our long-standing philosophy of matching the right student with the right college is based upon a deep, detailed understanding of each individual, and is highly intentional. 

 

Gann’s counselors maintain close ties with college admissions officers around the country by frequently visiting campuses and welcoming over 70 university and gap-year visitors each year. These visits provide students with the opportunity to learn about colleges, form meaningful connections, and advocate for themselves – as well as provide the college representatives with the chance to learn more about our school and community. Gann sends its graduates out into the world with an understanding of who they are, where they belong, and who they are becoming.  

College Matriculation  

Since our first class graduated in 2000, Gann Academy alumni have attended nearly 200 colleges and universities and participated in over 25 gap year programs. They have chosen schools in 32 states, Washington, DC, and four international countries. Members of the class of 2023 enrolled in 33 schools in 17 states.  

2019-2023 Matriculation List

BOLD indicates multiple students; *indicates at least one student from the Class of 2023 enrolled.  

American University 

*Babson College  

*Barnard College 

Bates College 

Berklee College of Music  

*Boston College 

*Boston University 

*Brandeis University 

*Brown University 

Carleton College  

Case Western Reserve University  

Chapman University  

Clark University 

*Colby College 

Colgate University 

College of Charleston  

Colorado College  

Columbia University  

*Connecticut College  

Cornell University  

Dartmouth College 

Dickinson College  

Drexel University 

Duke University  

*East Carolina University 

Elon University 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  

*Emory University 

Endicott College  

*Florida Atlantic University 

The George Washington University  

Georgia Institute of Technology  

Gettysburg College  

Goucher College  

*Grinnell College  

Harvard University 

Indiana University  

Johns Hopkins University  

Lafayette College  

*Lehigh University 

List College/Columbia 

University Joint Program 

Macalester College  

Massachusetts Institute of  Technology 

McGill University 

Merrimack College 

Michigan State University 

Mount Allison University 

*Muhlenberg College 

*New York University 

*Northeastern University 

Northwestern University  

*Norwich University 

Oberlin College  

*Occidental College 

The Ohio State University 

Old Dominion University  

Olin College of Engineering 

Pitzer College  

Princeton University  

Quinnipiac University 

Reichman University  

  (IDC Herzliya) 

*Rochester Institute of Technology 

*Rollins College 

Santa Clara University  

Simmons University  

*Skidmore College 

*Smith College  

*Syracuse University 

Temple University  

Toronto Metropolitan University  

  (Ryerson University)  

Tufts University 

*Tulane University  

*Union College  

United States Military Academy,  West Point  

The University of the Arts  

University of California, Los Angeles 

University of Chicago  

University of Colorado Boulder 

University of Delaware

The University of Edinburgh 

University of Hartford 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

University of King’s College  

*University of Maryland 

*University of Massachusetts Amherst 

University of Miami 

*University of Michigan 

University of Minnesota  

University of New Hampshire  

University of Pennsylvania  

*University of Pittsburgh 

University of Rhode Island  

University of Richmond  

University of Rochester 

University of Southern California  

*University of Vermont 

University of Virginia  

*University of Wisconsin  

Vassar College 

*Washington University in St. Louis 

*Wesleyan University 

Wheaton College  

William & Mary  

Williams College  

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Yale University 

Yeshiva University