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June 8 - July 17, 2020 (6 weeks)

Enrichment and skill building programs for girls and boys grades K-12 designed and taught by Gilman faculty and field experts.

Courses include art programs, outdoor education, SAT prep classes, science, math, foreign language, and sports camps.

Gilman School Summer Session does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.


Should you have any questions concerning Summer Session courses or enrollment, please call or write:

Kip digges

Director of Summer Session
ext. 627

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This enrichment course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of chemistry and to prepare students for the yearlong laboratory course. The course will emphasize the topics of atomic theory, atomic structure, periodicity of the elements, molecular structure and behavior, gas behavior, reaction rates, and acid-based equilibrium. Enrolled students must attend the entire week.
Gilman students entering grades 11 and 12
Dates: August 10-14
Time: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Fee: $250
Location: ONLINE
Instructor: Jim Morrison, Gilman Upper School Science teacher
Click here to register about Chemistry Enrichment (Gilman Students ONLY; Entering grades 10-11)
Rising Seniors - Would you like to have at least three essays and one college application completed before school begins? This workshop will help you to complete a significant amount of application work within one week. Using the online Common Application, students will be guided through the common app and its essays, at least one college supplement, and at least three essays by the conclusion of the program. Actual essays and writing examples will be used to help guide students through the process of crafting the most effective writing for their applications.
Coed, entering grade 12
Session 1 Dates: August 17-20 (No class Friday)
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fee: $300
Session 2 Dates: August 24-27 (No class Friday)
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fee: $300
Location: Online
Instructors: Sarah Ross, Director of College Counseling at Gilman; and Justin Baker, AnnaFollensbee, and Matt Herman, Gilman college counselors
Click here to register about College Application Essay-Writing Workshop (Coed, entering grades 12)
Coed, may be taken for credit.
Dates: June 8-July 17 (No class July 3)
Time: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Fee: $1,200
Location: Middle School Instructor: Joseph P. Ciattei, Sr., Gilman Upper School math teacher
Click here to register about Geometry
This lab course is an introduction to the physical world. The first half of the summer course is broken down into units covering kinematics in one dimension, Newton’s laws of motion, equilibrium, conservation laws, circular motion, machines, and work and energy. The second half will encompass discussions involving electricity, magnetism, waves and sound, light and color, and matter and energy. With each unit, the students will be expected to use logical thinking, algebra skills, and work independently as well as collaboratively in both lecture and lab settings. Students should have had a year of algebra and will need a calculator for this class.
Coed, entering grades 9 and 10
Dates: June 22-July 31 (No class July 3)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: ONLINE
Instructor: TBD, Gilman Upper School science teacher
Click here to register about Physics (Gilman Students Only; Coed, entering grades 9 - 10)
The course will be tailored specifically to the needs of the enrolled students. Through practice speaking in pairs and small groups, students will further develop both fluency and accuracy in their oral communication. Authentic oral and written texts - created by and for native Spanish speakers-will serve as a primary vehicle for improving listening and reading comprehension while offering avenues for cultural exploration. Additionally, peer collaboration on creative mini-projects will provide students with an engaging and effective way to hone their Spanish skills in the summer.
This summer course is designed for:
1. Students currently not enrolled in a Spanish honors course who have been identified as candidates for honors-level study by their current instructors.
2. Students currently enrolled in an honors Spanish course who may have struggled to reach honors-level expectations or motivated honors-level students seeking summer enrichment (preference will be given to students previously contacted by the language department).
Coed, entering grades 9-12
Dates: August 10-21
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fee: $500
Location: Upper School Spanish Classrooms (Lumen Center)
Instructor: Clare Brennan and Matt Zealand, Gilman Upper School Spanish teachers
Click here to register about Spanish Honors Prep (Gilman, BMS and RPCS Students Only; Coed, entering grades 9 - 12)