STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY (CIE)
Gilman School's commitment to community, inclusion, and equity (CIE) is founded on the fact that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange that occurs when individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, and heritages share their various perspectives and experiences. Through the recognition and celebration of our many differences, we learn to appreciate, respect, and value the complexity of the world in which we live, and we develop essential skills that help us forge authentic relationships with others. Gilman's mission to educate the whole boy — mind, body, and spirit — depends upon our commitment to appreciating those qualities that distinguish us, one from another, and to finding common ground that binds us.
We are proud of our history as a school that has, for several generations, taken the lead on matters of inclusion and equity. We continue to build on that legacy through our steadfast commitment to inclusion programs and initiatives on local, state, and national levels. Gilman does not exist in a vacuum but rather is integrally connected to the Baltimore metropolitan area. Through our vigorous efforts to serve the greater community, we seek to break down barriers that cause injustice and equip our students and teachers with the tools to understand and dismantle injustice.
At Gilman, we uphold a standard of inclusiveness that accepts all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or socioeconomic status. This commitment guides our formal decisions and policies, as well as our informal interactions with one another on campus. A tolerant and respectful community engenders a culture that encourages the free and open exchange of ideas, and it cultivates personal independence as well as intellectual growth. Inclusion and equity in all their forms — among students, faculty, and staff — are the cornerstones of a healthy, functional school.