Don't miss the seventh annual Daniel A. Citron Gilman School Film Festival on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium.
Grades Kindergarten - Five
Learning by doing.
Lower School is a place of discovery. Young boys learn actively. Lessons - such writing a persuasive letter to encourage the Lower School head to make a change, making pancakes from scratch, imagining a new breed of mammal, or conducting colonial debates - channels their inherent energy into mastery of language, math, science and social studies. Boys learn to swim, create woodworking projects, study musical rhythms, paint and draw, and exercise every day.
Our curriculum recognizes the unique needs of young boys and channels their natural energy, curiosity, and exuberance into learning activities at every age. The kindergarten program bridges the pre-school and primary school years, engaging boys in an enriching and age-appropriate academic program that meets their specific developmental and educational needs, and the prep-one class offers a singular transition for those boys not quite ready for the rigors of an academically-oriented first grade. The overall Lower School program is challenging, yet warm, friendly, and supportive.
Take a magic carpet ride to a whole new world at Family Movie Night at Gilman, Friday, April 21 from 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
To foster relationships between the divisions, the Middle School Diversity Council recently hosted students in K, Prep 1 and First Grades to read-aloud time and breakfast. See a slide show here.
Lower School boys celebrated Theodor Seuss Geisel's 113th birthday with a meal of green eggs and ham, slime science and much more. See a slide show of their activities here.