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
Living Classrooms is seeking volunteers to work with their POWER House students (grades 1-6) to complete homework and classwork; specifically math and reading comprehension.
Touted by Director of Service Learning and math teacher Donell Thompson, Jr. ’91 as “the most lit occasion” of the school year, Middle Schoolers enjoyed a fun-filled Hoops for Habitat fundraising event in the Old Gym on Tuesday, February 22.
The geodome that sits behind Gilman’s athletic fields hasn’t been actively used the past few years. That changed in the spring of 2021.
To learn more about community service at Gilman or to explore ways our boys can support community efforts, please contact:
Donell Thompson '91
Director of Service Learning