Apply: Lower School
Fall 2019 birthday ranges
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Applicants must be three by September 1, 2018. The birthday range for pre-kindergarten applicants is late summer of 2014 to August 31, 2015.
Applicants must be four (4) by September 1, 2018 to apply to kindergarten. The birthday range for kindergarten applicants is late summer 2013 to August 31, 2014.
Ages can vary in prep-one, but the majority of children will have birthdays from May 2013 to December 2013. Children must currently be in a kindergarten program in order to apply to prep-one.
Applicants must be five by September 1, 2018 to apply to first grade. The birthday range for first grade applicants is late summer 2012 to August 31, 2013.
The following information is designed to help you through the admissions process. Please use this as a guide, but always feel free to call if you have any questions.
Please contact Taylor Boyd to schedule a visit.
- Visit Gilman Lower School
- Submit Your Online Application by December 14, 2018
- Give the Record Release and Common Referral Forms to Your Son's Current School
- Complete Your Parent Interview
- Bring Your Son to Gilman for his Assessment
- Complete SSS Online Parents' Financial Statement (if needed) by December 14
- Receive an Application Decision on February 21
- Return Your Enrollment Contract by March 8
The Record Release Form should be given directly to your son's current school. It authorizes his current school to send us his records, which are necessary to complete the application process.
The Common Referral Form should be given to your son's current school along with the Release Form. Your son's school will give this form to his teacher(s) to fill out and return to Gilman. Generally, this form will be returned with your son's records. This form is a necessary part of the process.
Gilman retains an applicant's information in the strictest confidence, as defined in the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) Policy Statement on Confidentiality of Student Recommendations.
Parents are not required to stay during assessment; however, should you wish to do so, "another look" tours will be available (tours are also part of the Visiting Day program).
Applicants for grades two through five visit Gilman on Saturday, January 5, 2019. You will be prompted to register for this testing date when you complete the online application in the Admissions Portal. The boys are given standardized achievement and ability tests, are evaluated informally by teachers, and are asked to complete a writing sample. Qualified applicants who cannot be accepted initially due to the limited number of spaces will be placed in a wait pool.
SSS requires a non-refundable fee of $48. If you are unable to access this form online, please call the Financial Aid Office to receive a hard copy.
Please upload or mail the following documents directly to SSS Online: 2017 Federal Tax Forms and 2018 W‐2 or substitute wage document (when received in January 2019). Visit SSS Online for more information.
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