Boys’ School

Often we are asked, “Why a boys’ school?” “What does the all-boys’ school environment offer that helps boys learn better?” The answer is both complicated and simple. The simple answer is that a boys’ school “knows boys”. This was recently stated by our art teacher, Jackie Knipp, at our back to school night. The complicated … More Boys’ School

Jumping In

Short weeks- no problem. The Gilman Lower School is losing little ground when faced with shorter weeks this month. The amount of activities is amazing given the newness of school and the less-than-full weeks. Outdoor education trips, guest speakers, holiday celebrations, and beginning of the year testing took the spotlight this week. Grade four took … More Jumping In

New Routines

While having short weeks may make it more difficult to fall into new routines, our boys are already looking like they have been here for many weeks rather than many days. Friendships are in the making, football contests are already heating up, and meals in the lunchroom have become a little less exciting and novel. … More New Routines

First Days of School

The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity around the halls of Gilman Lower School. Teachers in all grade levels have been laminating, copying, planning, unpacking, decorating, and otherwise knocking themselves out to get their rooms and programs ready for the first days of school. Early in the summer, our conscientious first and … More First Days of School