If you’re the parent of a boy, you know the boundless energy that he can bring. Boys are constantly exploring, engaging, and doing. Channeling that energy can be a challenge.

Imagine a program that specifically targets the needs of boys, nurtures what makes them unique, and provides an environment where they can safely explore, discover, inquire, and learn. Gilman School has launched a new pre-kindergarten to do just that!

Boys that have turned three before September 1 are welcome to apply to the program, and they are greeted each morning to a full day of engaging activities.

At the beginning of each day, students are given time for exploration centers, playtime, and morning meeting. They have a developmentally appropriate language arts block, where they engage in centers that deal with concepts such as rhyming and letter identification, and enjoy a snack before recess. Physical education, read a-louds, and math centers occupy much of the afternoon. Recess and classes such as music, art, library, science, MakerSpace, Spanish and French are offered — along with a rest (whew!) — before the day concludes. The curriculum is tailored to the needs of boys, and uses research-based, developmentally appropriate activities to engage and enrich the minds of each of their little learners.

Gilman School Offers All-Boys Pre-K for Baltimore Families

Dr. Armistead Webster, Lower School Head, encourages parents to consider the benefits of enrolling their sons in Gilman’s program at the pre-kindergarten level rather than waiting until they are older.

“Enrolling boys at Gilman in pre-kindergarten offers them the opportunity to be a part of our Gilman community at the very earliest age,” said Dr. Webster. “Gilman is a family. Teachers at Gilman stay for generations of students, and they have the opportunity to see boys grow and mature from young boys to young men. Teacher/student relationships are formed here that last a lifetime because of the pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade experience that we provide. It is exciting that pre-kindergarten-aged boys have the opportunity to start their Gilman journey when their young minds are ready for all that Gilman has to offer.

Gilman School Offers All-Boys Pre-K for Baltimore Families

To learn more about Gilman’s all-boy pre-kindergarten program, contact Director of Lower School Admissions Mary Furrer at mfurrer@gilman.edu, or visit https://www.gilman.edu/academics/pre-k.


Editor’s Note: This article is part of our School Spotlight Series. Each week, we will spotlight one of our partner schools to give you a glimpse into what learning looks like on their campus. To learn more about Gilman School, visit their directory listing in our Independent School Directory. Want to become a school partner? Email us.