Curriculum

The Gilman Middle School seeks to help each student strengthen his self-concept, to nurture his inherent love of learning, and to prepare him for the challenges of the Upper School.

STATEMENT OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The Middle School program, both in its curricular and extra-curricular components, is designed to meet the following goals:

Academic

  • to provide courses appropriate to the developmental level of the students
  • to meet individual needs of students by providing enriched or support programs where appropriate
  • to help students develop strong study skills
  • to develop students' communication skills in all subject areas
  • to give students increasing opportunities for independent learning
  • to provide opportunities for creative expression

Character/Social

  • to help students develop personal honor and integrity
  • to encourage a sense of community responsibility and an awareness of the world beyond Gilman
  • to provide opportunities for student leadership and involvement in the school community
  • to provide special support and counsel for those who need it
  • to help build an acceptance of diversity
  • to help students become more adept at decision-making and problem-solving
  • to encourage communication between students and their families

Physical

  • to encourage a sense of sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-discipline
  • to promote physical fitness
  • to develop basic athletic skills
  • to provide a wide variety of enjoyable activities and appropriate levels of competition
  • to build self-confidence



Documents

Course of Study

SIXTH GRADE

Language Arts
Mathematics
Geography
Introduction to Experimental Methods
French or Spanish
Talk I
General or Instrumental Music
Art
Design & Woodworking
Drama
Finance
Physical Education Sports Program

SEVENTH GRADE

Language Arts
Pre-Algebra
United States History
Life Science
French or Spanish
Talk II
General or Instrumental Music
Art
Design & Woodworking
Leadership
Public Speaking
Athletics*
Interscholastic, Intramural

EIGHTH GRADE

Language Arts
Algebra
Ancient History
Introduction to Physical Science
French or Spanish
Talk III
Latin
Athletics*
Interscholastic, Intramural
Electives (2)

Journalism
Design & Woodworking
Technology
Music
Art
Literary Magazine
Solar Car Design & Construction (S.T.E.M.)

*Athletics
Fall: Soccer, Football, Tennis, Cross Country Running, Water Polo

Winter: Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Polar Bears
Spring: Baseball, Tennis, Lacrosse, Track and Field

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