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.
Join us for a live stream of the First Grade Presidential Showcase on Wednesday, February 17 at 8:30 a.m.
Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth announces the appointment of Linda Fussell as the next Head of Lower School, beginning July 1, 2021, in a letter to the Gilman Community.
Join the Gilman community for Service Saturday on February 13. Choose from a variety of community service opportunities to serve nonprofits and community organizations. Sign up for a service project here.
Join the Gilman community for Service Saturday on January 16. Choose from a variety of community service opportunities to serve non-profits and community organizations. Click here to sign up for a service project.
Consider all the ways you and your family can get involved. Click here for ways to get involved.
Gilman joins students, faculty, and parents in celebrating the Lunar New Year.