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Knowing, Loving, and Challenging Each Boy

Gilman's talented and dedicated faculty support each boy in developing a strong character, a lifelong love of learning, and the drive to be his best self. By graduation, Gilman men have become critical thinkers, thoughtful creators, and innovative problem-solvers who attend top-tier colleges and go on to make positive contributions through their careers and in their communities. Whether in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, or in the community, we work tirelessly to ensure each boy is known, loved, and challenged so that he has the ability and confidence necessary to make our world a better place.

While excellence is always a central focus, our goal to attain excellence is grounded in our other Gilman Five values: honor, integrity, respect, and humility. Gilman's distinctive teaching and learning experience is tailored for boys. We know boys; how they learn, how they socialize, how they grow. Visit each division's page through the buttons below to learn about the rigorous academic curriculum at each stage of your son's educational journey.




Lower School

Learn more about our academic program for pre-k through fifth grade.

Young boys learn actively. The Lower School's core program takes a hands-on approach to language, math, science, and social studies and is supplemented by woodworking, music and art, swimming, and physical education. We help boys develop the foundational knowledge necessary to prepare them for success in school and beyond. We nurture the innate curiosity, wonder, and desire to learn in each boy.

Middle School

Read more about goals and objectives for Gilman students in gradesĀ 6-8.

As boys begin to spread their wings in the Middle School, they discover their interests in an encouraging, cooperative, and caring environment. They learn to take risks and the importance of responsibility while building study, communication, and leadership skills through community involvement, teamwork, and physical fitness.

Upper School

Find out more about theĀ opportunities available to Gilman students in gradesĀ 9-12.

In the Upper School, we prepare young men to make a positive difference in our world. Students engage in a college-preparatory program that emphasizes a strong work ethic, critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, and lifelong enjoyment of learning. Gilman offers the best of both worlds: single-sex education combined with coeducation in the junior and senior years with our two tri-school sister schools. Among the tri-schools, more than 200 course options are available.




The pursuit of academic excellence at Gilman begins with our shared belief that boys experience transformative learning when they connect disciplines, people, and ideas in ways that deepen their sense of self and serve the needs of others. We believe excellent teaching and learning prepares boys for the rigors of each successive step in their academic journey and, over time, fortifies their efforts to improve the communities in which they play, work, and live.