Gilbert News & Events

Spirit Week Food Drive


Supports local families!


Buy any nonperishable food (food that does not need to be refrigerated)

Items will be counted individually on Friday by advisors and submitted to Mrs. Gilbert

Winning advisory gets a pizza party on Monday following food drive during flex!!

Suggestions for food:



Fruit Cups

Pudding Cups

Mac and Cheese

Pasta and Sauce


Canned Veggies


"Names Can Really Hurt Us" Program

Conducted by the Anti-Defamation League, the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute's "Names Can Really Hurt Us" Assembly Program allows students open, honest and relevant exploration about diversity and bias in their school communities. 

The entire Gilbert community participated in the all-day assembly to help promote positive changes in our school climate.


Kings Education Partners With The Gilbert School

Kings Education Media Release
September 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kings Education Partners With The Gilbert School

Kings Education is delighted to announce its new partnership with The Gilbert School in Connecticut, a highly respected co-educational private secondary school, rated within the top 10% of high schools in the US. As part of the partnership agreement the Kings international recruitment and marketing network will be responsible for the recruitment of well-qualified international students for entry to Gilbert. This will deliver both a stand-alone US high school experience and an integrated pathway to a US university. Kings will also provide logistical support to The Gilbert School and will open an International Study Center on campus. This will offer a pre-sessional program to international students as well as dedicated counseling and support services. International students recruited to the Gilbert School will have the choice of several academic programs. 

High School Preparation (HSPP): This program is delivered by Kings on campus for students who need additional language or study skills development before their main Diploma program at Gilbert.  Entry is from TOEFL iBT 20. Diploma Program (years 9 – 12): This is Gilbert’s traditional co-educational secondary program. Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 may begin in year 9, 10, 11 or 12 with the intention of obtaining their high school diploma through Gilbert.  Study Abroad Program (years 9 – 12): This one-semester or one-year program is intended for students who do not wish to earn or obtain a diploma but wish to have a unique cultural experience in the US.  It can be followed during years 9, 10, 11 or 12.  Accelerated College Degree Program (years 11 – 12): This program is recognized by one of Kings’ partner universities and enables year 11 and 12 students to complete one year of university-level education while at Gilbert, thus circumventing their freshman year at university. 

Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent of The Gilbert School commented:

“King’s Education is a unique opportunity for The Gilbert School to bring  students from all over the globe to our Campus. I am impressed with their  professionalism and very distinctive marketing that attracts students to  their United States schools. We are proud to be a partner with Kings Education.”

Jose Antonio Flores, US Managing Director of Kings Education added:

“Our relationship with the faculty and management of The Gilbert School have  always been warm, positive and inspiring. I am delighted that we will be able to  offer students from all over the world an outstanding high school experience and  an ideal pathway to university at this wonderfully supportive School.”

Kings is actively recruiting for entry to the main school from September 2019.

Founded in 1895, The Gilbert School is a private secondary school in the state of Connecticut, equidistant to Boston and New York. Gilbert is a Silver category school, placing it in the top 10% best high schools in the US. The School is fully accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It offers a diverse range of challenging academic programs, including 13 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and extracurricular activities which include music, drama, yearbook, newspaper, and athletics. Kings Education

Kings Education is a mid-sized international education group with study locations throughout the US and UK. Kings specializes in university pathways programs as well as related English language courses for international students. The group annually recruits students from over 80 countries and has a track record of acceptance from elite universities throughout the US and UK.

Save the Date ! Homecoming is October 27th!

Save the date for a full day of fun!

Register for the Alumni Brunch.

Email for more information or check the Homecoming Page.

Gilbert Awarded 2018 Silver Medal by U.S. News & World Report


We did it again! The Gilbert School received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in the country! This is the second time we have received this honor.

According to U.S. News, "Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students."


Best High Schools Silver Medal 2018

We did it again! The Gilbert School received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in the country!

The rankings evaluate over 20,500 public high schools and U.S. News identified schools that best serve all students and assessed how prepared students are for college-level work.

According to U.S. News, "Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students."

Of the 40 Connecticut high schools that received Gold or Silver Medals, Gilbert ranked #32!

Read the full press release

Read the Register Citizen article.



Student Artwork Enhances Local Building

Mad River Lofts of Winsted contacted the Gilbert Art Department with a request to put student artwork in the windows on the facade  of their building that faces Bridge Street.  Mrs. Steinway's Environmental Painting class came up with some designs that would flow across the middle windows.  Two designs were chosen! On the Left side is Haley K's "Summer" and on the right is Yihan W.'s "Winter".

Lauren Bannon Receives Frank McCourt Award for Excellence in Teaching


Gilbert Math Teacher Lauren Bannon is this year's recipient of the Frank McCourt Award for Excellence in Teaching! She will be honored by McCourt's own family and other distinguished guests at a very special dinner in June.

We are excited to announce that this year's recipient of the Frank McCourt Award for Excellence in Teaching goes to Gilbert's own Mrs. Lauren Bannon! She will be honored at a very special dinner by McCourt's own family and other distinguished guests in June. Please congratulate her on this wonderful honor!

"The Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching honors the spirit of Frank McCourt, a teacher himself in New York City schools for over thirty years before achieving fame with the publication of his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Angela's Ashes. Despite the immense success of this book and its two sequels, 'Tis and Teacher Man, Frank McCourt remained a teacher at heart. A resident of Roxbury, he gave generously of his time, talents, and energy to ASAP and other local causes."

"The chief goal of the annually awarded Frank McCourt Prize for Excellence in Teaching (right here in CT) is to recognize teachers whose imaginative assignments and techniques have inspired students to become enthusiastic learners. A secondary goal is to find and promote ideas and practices that can be adopted by other teachers."

Gilbert Band Returns from Award Winning Music Trip

The Gilbert Symphonic Band and the Concert Choir both received Gold Awards at the Philadelphia festival. The band also received a trophy of BEST BAND GROUP!

Gilbert Band Members & Teachers Pose with Trophies

The Band and Choir have returned from Philadelphia and we have some exciting news!

The Gilbert School Symphonic Band received a GOLD Award and came in First Place!  We also received a trophy for BEST BAND GROUP at the Festival.

The Gilbert School Concert Choir received a GOLD Award and came in Second Place!  We are also proud to announce that The Concert Choir earned a high enough score to be invited to perform at a festival at CARNEGIE HALL!  

All in all it was a fantastic trip!  

I will leave you with something our server told me at Medieval Times.  She pulled me aside and said "I just want to tell you that your students were so polite and well mannered today.  In my 13 years working here they were the best high school group I've had."  I thanked her of course, and she responded with "No, thank you!"