Above all else, Gilman School seeks to help boys grow into men of character. We believe that the qualities of honor, leadership, dedication, and service to others must be emphasized and reinforced through all aspects of the school community.Gilman School Mission
Boys at all ages participate in community service projects, collecting non-perishable food items for the Donald Bentley Food Pantry and toys and clothing to benefit Metro Kidz and Our Daily Bread, making peanut butter sandwiches for the homeless, shooting baskets in Hoops for Habitat, reading books to raise money for various charitable organizations, supporting the annual American Red Cross Blood Drive, or participating myriad other activities throughout the school year.
The Lower School raises more than $25,000 through its yearly Read-a-Thon. The Middle School requires that students complete 20 community service hours during their three years in that division. In the Upper School, each student must complete a minimum of 50 successive hours of consistent involvement in one community service project outside of Gilman as a requirement for graduation.
Raised through annual Lower School Read-a-thon
community service hours required for Middle School boys
successive hours in one outside project required for Upper School boys
Bring the whole family, participate in the first Service Saturday of the 2021-2022 school year, and help harvest fresh produce for delivery to Maryland and Pennsylvania food banks. Join us on Saturday, October 23.
To learn more about community service at Gilman or explore ways our boys can support community efforts, please contact our director of community service.
donell thompson '91
Director of Community Service