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Middle School

Encouraging Excellence in Grades 6-8

The goal of Gilman Middle School is for students to develop study and learning skills that will prepare them for the Upper School, college, and beyond. Boys begin to spread their wings and discover their interests in an encouraging, cooperative, and caring environment. During their three years of Gilman Middle School, they learn to take risks, learn responsibility, and learn to love learning.

The Middle School curriculum is robust. In each of his three years, a student takes language arts, math, a social studies/history course, a modern foreign language, a sequential Talk class, and other required classes as determined by his grade level. Latin is added in the eighth grade. Boys will also choose from art, design and woodworking, computer, technology, journalism, and communication skills courses, and all participate in physical education/athletics.

Varied extracurricular activities and clubs provide myriad opportunities for boys to try something new outside of class. The Middle School 1:1 iPad of Choice Program fosters dynamic, interactive, and personal learning.

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Middle School Calendar

MS Day 6
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Last Day of 6th & 7th Grade Athletics - Activities TBD -& 8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal
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MS Day 1
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MS Day 2
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6th & 7th Grade Locker Cleanout & Lawn Games/Recess
Field Trips - Grades 6/7
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Middle School Goals and Objectives

  • Grade Six is the first stepping stone in preparation for high school and future learning. Boys develop skills that enhance and strengthen the learning process through core courses, which meet their appropriate academic development level. In this first year of Middle School, boys begin their journey toward independent learning.
  • Grade Seven further prepares boys as active learners and critical thinkers. Students expand upon academic skills learned in grade six and delve more deeply into the study of core subjects. In the middle of Middle School, boys solidify their foundational skills.
  • Grade Eight aims to prepare boys for their first year as high school students. Latin, which lays a foundation for future language or scientific learning, is added as a core course, and boys may choose two special-interest elective classes. The final year of Middle School leaves the boys well-prepared for their freshman year.

The Middle School experience, both in its curricular and extra-curricular components, is designed to meet the following goals for students:

Gilman's Middle School seeks to help each student strengthen his self-concept, to nurture his inherent love of learning, and to prepare him for Upper School and beyond.







You can call the Middle School's Front Office at 410-323-3800, ext. 303.