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.
It's time to get reading, hounds! The Summer Reading List is here.
Watch and see photos from the 2021 Lower School Closing Ceremony.
Learn more about the kindergarten research project and the lesson in constructing sentences phonetically.
Tune in as we celebrating our fifth graders!
Kindergartners report on real-life heroes.
Tajo Overduin '29 won first place in the Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA) piano solo competition. He competed with Beethoven's "Sonatina" in F major and Tchaikovsky's "Sweet Dreams."