Excellence: As we do in virtually every aspect of Gilman’s program, we strive for excellence in intramural and interscholastic athletics, a pursuit that should be governed by and balanced within the context of our mission to educate the whole boy in mind, body, and spirit.
Balance: Our belief in the education of the whole boy in mind, body, and spirit demands that all aspects of school life be balanced. Athletics should be structured and weighed so that students are able to meet all of the demands of a Gilman education. Within the athletics program, we will appropriately and reasonably balance the different offerings.
K-12 Continuum: Consistent with our academic curriculum, each division’s athletics program should build on the prior division’s program. Lower and Middle School students should look up to and see opportunities for themselves in the Upper School sports programs.
College: Gilman strives to provide an experience that allows students opportunities for success in life well beyond secondary school and college. Participation in college athletics may be a byproduct of a successful Gilman experience, but the School’s primary aim is to produce men of character who attend the best colleges and universities available to them.