Social and Emotional Support
Gilman boasts a comprehensive pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade counseling program, and each division — Lower, Middle, and Upper — has one or more dedicated school counselors. Within each division, counselors provide individual and small group counseling, helping boys to manage emotions, stress, anger, anxiety, social issues or conflicts, drug awareness and abuse prevention, or family and home issues.
Counselors also sponsor and support various divisional or schoolwide, developmentally-appropriate programs and initiatives to support parents, such as guest speakers, book discussions, skills training, parent-child dialogue nights, and informal discussion and networking. These caring and dedicated professionals also serve as a resource for Gilman faculty and staff.
Events and Programming for Students
Each division at Gilman is home to signature events or programs related to social-emotional health and learning, including but not limited to.
- Hound Huddles: A program designed to educate Lower School boys about the Gilman Five and social responsibility. Guest speakers (including our Upper School students) engage with the boys and help to facilitate age-appropriate conversations.
- The Talk Program: A structured human value education program that encourages Middle School boys to talk about meaningful topics.
- Senior Retreat: A four-day, three-night capstone program designed to support boys in their transition away from high school.