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.
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.