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 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.
Gilman Music Department Chair Ariel Dechosa and Peabody Professor Shirley Yoo will perform selections from Dvorak, Barber, Debussy, Brahms, and Khachaturian in a special tandem recital on Friday, February 23.
The Gilman Middle School and Parents Association cordially invite you to an afternoon of fellowship to discuss the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates on Sunday, March 4 from 3-5:00 p.m. Rodney Glasgow '97, Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew's Episcopal School and a nationally recognized speaker, will facilitate the discussion. Please reserve your seat here for this free event by Friday, February 2.
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Lacrosse players in grades 1-8 can tune up for the spring season on Sunday, February 25 from 2-4:00 p.m., when Gilman hosts the GForce Lacrosse Clinic. The clinic will be run jointly by Gilman and Calvert Hall coaches, players, and alums, including Evan Connell, Davey Emala, and Patrick Kelly.