play to learn.

At Gilman, we believe that children at age four learn best when they have positive and nurturing relationships with adults and other children. Therefore, our skilled teachers develop an enriching curriculum, provide intentional guidance and support, and foster an environment in which our Young Hounds can safely explore, discover, inquire, and learn. We welcome and embrace the many strengths and individual qualities of our youngest boys.

Four happy boys

Gilman’s Pre-Kindergarten boys thrive as they experience new materials, roles, ideas, and activities—especially through pretend play, a hallmark of our early childhood program. Our Young Hounds are learning to take an interest in feelings and becoming better able to express their emotions and empathize with the feelings of others.

Ready to Apply?


Applicants must be three by September 1, 2018. The birthday range for pre-kindergarten applicants is late summer of 2014 to August 31, 2015.

The application deadline is December 14, 2018. Space is limited, and first priority will be given to friends and family of current Gilman students and alumni. At this time, tuition assistance is not available for our Pre-Kindergarten program.

Did You Know?

Animated rocket launch

Pre-K at Gilman launches in 2019-2020! 

Is your young hound ready to takeoff on his educational journey?


Admissions Office: 410.323.7284

Mary Furrer

Director of Lower School Admissions

Taylor Boyd

Associate Director of Lower School Admissions

Wendy Barger

Admissions Associate

Danielle Moran

Lower School Testing Associate

Jessica McDonald

Associate Director of Enrollment Outreach