Student Support: Advising & Counseling
Each student has support from adults.
Gilman's approach is to find excellent teachers who know their subjects and who love teaching boys. All of our faculty members serve as mentors to the boys at every opportunity.
Teacher. Coach. Advisor.
Gilman is a school where boys may be learning algebraic equations or Shakespeare in the morning and practicing zone blitzes or how to throw a lacrosse ball in the afternoon from the same person. We take great pride in our teacher-coach model, where coaches are teachers, and teachers are coaches.
Our teachers connect with the students thorough activities outside the classroom, whether on the athletic field, in the student publications lab, or on the performance stage.
Gilman faculty also benefit from unique professional development opportunities. Teachers are encouraged to pursue their interests—from writing a grant to start a robotics club to traveling through Italy to explore ancient mosaic techniques—in order to provide enhanced educational experiences for our boys. A mentor's work is never done.
Gilman boasts a comprehensive kindergarten through grade 12 counseling program. The Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools each have a dedicated school counselor to shepherd students' social and emotional well-being. The counselors offer a variety of developmentally appropriate programs, ranging from Team Greyhound, which recognizes Lower School boys' positive behavior, to Middle School Talk, a structured human value education program that encourages adolescent boys to talk about meaningful topics, to the Senior Retreat, a four-day, three-night capstone program designed to support boys in their transition away from high school.
The counselors provide individual and small group counseling, helping boys to manage emotions, stress, anger, anxiety, social issues or conflicts, drug awareness and abuse prevention, or family and home issues. These caring and dedicated professionals also serve as a resource for faculty, staff, and parents. Counselors sponsor and support various programs to support parents such as guest speakers, book discussions, skills training, parent-child dialogue nights, and informal discussion and networking.
School: 410-323-3800 ext. 305