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, May 25.
As they prepare to change divisions and join the ranks of the Upper School, the Parent Association presented a tie to each eighth grade boy in a brief ceremony, which included tying instructions. Here are photos from the event.
SuperGras is a celebration of the Middle School year that includes academic achievement, athletic prowess, and rewards for honorable behavior -- all wrapped up in a package of fellowship and fun. Activities included chariot racing, student vs. faculty quiz bowl, merit auction, and a variety of games. Here are photos from the day.