The goal of the middle school years is for students to develop study and learning skills that will prepare them for high school, college, and beyond. The curriculum is robust: In each of his three years in the Middle School, a student takes language arts, math, a social studies/history course, modern foreign language, and a sequential Talk class, and other required classes as determined by his grade level. Latin is added in the eighth grade. Boys will also choose from art, design and woodworking, computer, technology, journalism, communication skills courses, and all participate in physical education/athletics. Varied extra curricular activities provide myriad opportunities for boys to try something new. The Middle School 1:1 iPad of Choice program fosters dynamic, interactive, and personal learning.
Boys begin to spread their wings and discover their interests in an encouraging, cooperative, and caring environment. During their three years of Gilman Middle School, they learn to take risks; they learn responsibility; they learn to love learning.
Cyrus E. ’29 was at his lacrosse game a few weeks ago when he spotted a four-leaf clover on the ground. The team went on to win the game, and he attributed the success to the lucky clover, which got him wanting to find more good luck.
Gilman's own Lower School counselor Laura Jordan and fourth grade teacher Karen Cooper presented at the first Juneteenth Speaker Series of the school year. The pair spoke to Middle and Upper School students about their travels together over the summer — to the Whitney Plantation Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, and to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama
Gilman's 2022 Memorial Day Convocation was a chance for the community to reflect upon and honor those who, by serving the greater good, have helped to shape our country and our School.
Congratulations to our Penn fellows, Kate Bradley and Jaakirah Reid, who will soon complete their masters in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Read on to learn about their journeys to Gilman through the Penn Fellows Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR) program.
Check out the recommended reading list from the Gilman Libraries as we celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month.