Community, Inclusion, and Equity
To the Gilman Community,
At Gilman, we believe that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange and courageous conversations that occur when individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, and heritages have the fortitude to share their various perspectives with one another. In the face of the racism and injustice that have perpetuated in our society for more than 400 years, we recognize that we have important work ahead of us. Part of our charge in preparing our boys to thrive in the world is ensuring that they are able to recognize injustice and build an anti-racist society. Silence is unacceptable, and so we ask you to join us in these efforts because now is the time for action. We understand that this is uncomfortable work. Now is the time to lean in to that discomfort, listen, and do what is right. Thank you for your continued support and engagement as, together, we each do our part to create an anti-racist culture at Gilman in which we can all feel safe and included, and that will serve as an example to our larger community.
Find out how Gilman supports Gilman and beyond through efforts of inclusivity and equity.
Our Call-to-Action Plan
Understand more about our CIE goals and objectives.
The Work Ahead: Community, Inclusion, and Equity
Read about Gilman's commitment to Community, Inclusion, and Equity.
Learn about programs that strengthen our school community.
Gilman is one of the most diverse independent schools in Baltimore.
Find out how we contribute to the field of community, inclusion, and equity education.
Learn about our connections to Baltimore City youth.
Community Service Learning
Learn about our community service initiatives here at Gilman
Learn about our mentoring program.
Cultural Arts Festival
Check out our annual event that shares and celebrates our diverse community.
Read a message from Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth for an update on Gilman's Director of CIE search.
Second grade students studied different cultures for their Cultural Discovery unit that encompassed themes of identity, ancestry, America’s indigenous people, explorers, slavery, immigration, and U.S. symbols.
Sista’ Martha Ruff, an African American folklore and culture storyteller — and grandmother to a Gilman first grader — visited several classrooms in Lower School on Tuesday, April 26. She shared poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African American writer and poet born in 1872.
Gilman students participated in the Middle School Student Diversity Leadership Conference, taking part in presentations about identity exploration and other topics, as well as small group activities based on skill building around identity, voice, and community.
During the Week of Dialogue coordinated by our GSA, Gilman students and teachers participated in open conversations about LGBTQ+ issues within our community.