Statement of Diversity

Gilman School's commitment to diversity is founded on the belief that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange that occurs when individuals with different backgrounds, abilities and heritages share their various perspectives with one another. Through the recognition and acceptance of our many differences, we learn to appreciate and respect the complexity of the world in which we live, and we develop essential skills that help us forge productive relationships with those around us. Gilman's mission to educate the whole boy in mind, body and spirit depends upon our willingness to accept those qualities that distinguish us, one from another.

We are proud of our history as a school that has, for several generations, taken the lead on matters of diversity. We continue to build on that legacy through our steadfast commitment to diversity programs an initiatives on local, state and national levels. Gilman does not exist in a vacuum but rather is integrally connected to the Baltimore metropolitan area, and through our vigorous efforts to serve the greater community, we seek to break down barriers that cause conflict and injustice, and to equip our students with the tools to help them become better citizens.

At Gilman, we uphold a standard of inclusiveness that accepts all people, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. This commitment guides our formal decisions and policies as well as our informal interactions with one another on campus. A tolerant and respectful community engenders a culture that encourages the free and open exchange of ideas and cultivates personal independence and intellectual growth. Diversity in all its forms - among students, faculty and staff - is the cornerstone of a healthy, functional school.

Take a look: Gilman School Plan for Community and Diversity.