Ready. Set. Grow.

Five-year-old boys are wonderful bundles of curiosity and creativity, energy and enterprise, imagination and ingenuity. Gilman’s kindergarten program bridges the pre-school and primary school years, engaging young boys in an enriching and age-appropriate academic program that meets their specific developmental and educational needs.

We welcome the youngest members of our community to a special wing of Henry H. Callard Hall, home to the Lower School that is dedicated solely to kindergarten. Thoughtfully designed with the young boy in mind, the space includes two classrooms, a multipurpose room, and planning and meeting areas for teachers.

Our curriculum is tailored to boys’ interests, strengths, and learning styles. Led by nurturing teachers in a small classroom setting, Gilman kindergartners will start to understand numbers and begin to read. They will discover foreign languages, plant gardens, wonder, paint self-portraits, laugh, play ball, create, make friends, sing and dance, write stories, explore books, run, share ideas, climb, use computers, conduct experiments, imagine, take risks, count, treasure the environment, and develop character.


We invite applications for boys who will turn five by September 30, 2018. Boys with birthdays between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013, are evaluated for kindergarten or prep-one for enrollment in September 2018. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. Learn more about applying to Lower School.


Admissions Office: 410.323.7284

Mary Furrer

Director of Lower School Admissions

Wendy Barger

Admissions Associate

Danielle Moran

Associate Director of Lower School Admissions

Kelly Van Zile

Admissions Associate
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