Lower School

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.

Lower School Stories

Support the 2017 Dunks for Diabetes 3v3 Tournament, March 4

What started as a bar mitzvah service project when Gilman senior Jordan Yaffe '16 was in eighth grade has turned into a multi-city event and fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association. The 2017 Baltimore Dunks for Diabetes 3v3 Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 4 at Gilman.

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GForce Lacrosse Clinic for 1st-8th graders. Sunday, March 5

On Sunday, March 5, Gilman will host the GForce Lacrosse Clinic for 1st-8th graders. The clinic will be run jointly by Gilman and Calvert Hall coaches, players, and alums, including Davey Emala and Ryan Brown, and is a fundraiser for a college teammate of Coaches Matthews and Kelly's, who has ALS.

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Submit Your Work to the Gilman Film Festival 2017

Young filmmakers, grades ranging from kindergarten through 12, are encouraged to submit original works to the seventh annual Daniel A. Citron Film Festival, to be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Alumni Auditorium. Submissions are due March 21, 2017.

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Pizzoli Skypes with 4th grade

The 4th grade enjoyed a Skype session with Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award winner Greg Pizzoli, author of Good Night Owl. He answered questions and shared upcoming book projects.

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Lower School Calendar

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