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Lower School

Grades Kindergarten - Five

Channeling Curiosity.

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.

Lower School Stories

Walk the Art Walk

Don't miss the second annual Gilman Art Walk celebrating the work of our student visual artists, April 23-28; the opening reception is April 26.

Playdate for New Kindergartners

Calling all new Gilman kindergartners (and their families!). Join us for a morning of fun and friendship. Meet fellow new kindergartners and their families, as well as have the opportunity to chat with our kindergarten teachers.

Women Who Influence Us

Gilman Archivist Johanna Schein put together an interactive display for Women's History Month. See the photos here.

Lower School Calendar