The goal of the middle school years is for students to develop study and learning skills that will prepare them for high school, college, and beyond. The curriculum is robust: In each of his three years in the Middle School, a student takes language arts, math, a social studies/history course, modern foreign language, and a sequential Talk class, and other required classes as determined by his grade level. Latin is added in the eighth grade. Boys will also choose from art, design and woodworking, computer, technology, journalism, communication skills courses, and all participate in physical education/athletics. Varied extra curricular activities provide myriad opportunities for boys to try something new. The Middle School 1:1 iPad of Choice program fosters dynamic, interactive, and personal learning.
Boys begin to spread their wings and and discover their interests in an encouraging, cooperative, and caring environment. During their three years of Gilman Middle School, they learn to take risks; they learn responsibility; they learn to love learning.
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.
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.
In Gilman Middle School's second appearance at the MathCounts competition, Ryan K. '21 placed in individual competition and will advance to the state level. "Maththletes" Saraj D. '23, Manav P. '21 and Neill S. '23 also participated.
Jill Anthony was the faculty coach.
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.