Grades pre-Kindergarten - Five
Young children are intrinsically motivated to learn. They look at the world around them with wonder and a desire to understand all they experience. Our goal is for Lower School boys to head off to Middle School with their internal drive to learn intact.The Gilman Lower School curriculum helps boys develop the foundational knowledge, learning skills, and personality traits to prepare them for success in school and beyond. We nurture the innate curiosity, wonder, and desire to learn in each boy.
Our curriculum recognizes the unique needs of young boys and channels their natural energy, curiosity, and exuberance into learning activities at every age. The kindergarten program bridges the pre-school and primary school years, engaging boys in an enriching and age-appropriate academic program that meets their specific developmental and educational needs, and the prep-one class offers a singular transition for those boys not quite ready for the rigors of an academically-oriented first grade. The overall Lower School program is challenging, yet warm, friendly, and supportive.
Gilman joins students, faculty, and parents in celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Hundreds of donated hats, gloves, scarves, socks and coats were donated to the Manna House.
Bishop Douglas Miles was the keynote speaker at Gilman's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation on January 16. Learn more here and see a photo gallery and video of the convocation.
Attend (or tune in for the live-stream of) the Lower School Winter Concert live on Friday, December 13, at both 8:30 a.m. (for grades K-2) and 9:30 a.m. (for grades 3-5).
Pre-kindergarten, prep-one, second-grade, and fourth-grade boys welcomed their grandparents and special friends to Gilman.
Mr. Herbert Hane shared his Holocaust story with the fifth graders as they finish reading Number the Stars in reading class.