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Goals, Action, and Accountability

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. Gilman does not exist in a vacuum but rather is integrally connected to the Baltimore metropolitan area. Through on-campus and in-community service learning, we seek to create experiences that break down barriers and lead our students toward developing meaningful lives of purpose where service is a core tenet.

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 work, as well as our informal interactions with one another on campus. An inclusive 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 that prepares boys for the world of today and tomorrow.