Lower and Middle School students and parents in our tri-school community are encouraged to attend this important discussion.
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.
While Gilman sponsors many opportunities for community service throughout the school year, the Service Saturday that took place during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend had a special significance. The day drew 70 volunteers to campus for two activities. Some boys packed 550 lunches for donation to the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center. Others created bowls to contribute to Empty Bowls for a fundraising event in March that benefits St. Vincent de Paul's programs to fight hunger in Baltimore. Here are scenes from the Middle School Art Room, where 550 lunches were assembled.