Boys express themselves through the written word.

Reading and writing and learning to express themselves well through the written word are hallmarks of a Gilman education. Boys find several opportunities to develop themselves as writers, whether reporting for one of our student newspapers, working on the literary magazine, creating the yearbook, or simply completing a class creative writing assignment. Creative writing is encouraged across the curriculum—a Middle School history teacher may ask his students to write an essay as if they were one of the Little Rock Nine students or a Lower School class may publish a colonial broadsheet. Gilman is also one of a few high schools across the nation to boast a writing center.

Student Work


Paragon, the Upper School literary magazine, showcases innovative, well-crafted, and creative student literature, including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoir.


Each May, Gilman's award-winning yearbook, Cynosure, is presented to the Upper School just before distribution. The 2018 edition marks the yearbook's 100th edition.

The Blue and The Gray

The Blue and The Gray is the Middle School student newspaper.