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

Rakiya Brown receives Klingenstein Fellowship

Kindergarten teacher Rakiya Brown has been awarded a fellowship to the 2017 Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers offered by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership of Teachers College, Columbia University. This distinguished award is granted annually to 75 educators who have demonstrated potential for excellence. The 2017 Summer Institute will include teachers from schools in 26 states in addition to participants from Canada, Taiwan and Thailand.

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Watch: 2017 Gilman Film Festival Winners

Forty filmmakers from 15 schools around Maryland submitted 56 films, amounting to 253.43 minutes running time to the seventh annual Daniel A. Citron Gilman School Film Festival, held on Friday, March 31, 2017. Twenty-three films were shown at the festival. View the winners.

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Retired Teacher, Author Returns

Retired Gilman 1st Grade teacher and author Claudia Friddell will visit with Lower School students on May 2. Here are details about ordering signed books.

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Lower School Calendar

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