Gilman School

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Gilman School Photo #1 - Gilman's Upper School prepares young men to build the world of tomorrow. Students engage in a timeless and challenging college-preparatory program that emphasizes a strong work ethic, critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, and lifelong enjoyment of intellectual pursuits.
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Gilman School Photo #1 - Gilman's Upper School prepares young men to build the world of tomorrow. Students engage in a timeless and challenging college-preparatory program that emphasizes a strong work ethic, critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, and lifelong enjoyment of intellectual pursuits.
Gilman School Photo #2 - Gilman's Early Childhood Program embodies joy, happiness, and excitement. Our lessons promote exploration and discovery, resulting in a lifelong spirit of inquiry and learning. Here, Pre-K students show off their newly-made crowns celebrating autumn.
Gilman School Photo #3 - Lacrosse is one of the many interscholastic sports offered at Gilman. Gilman firmly believes that participation in athletics and/or physical activity forms a vital part of the overall educational experience for all of its students in all grades, PK-12.
Gilman School Photo #4 - We strive to instill in our students a sense of adventure in the exploration of the natural world, as well as the scientific literacy and critical thinking skills to prepare them for science courses they will see in college.
Gilman School Photo #5 - The arts program at Gilman encourages boys to explore art through various media. It encourages students of all ages to appreciate art, think creatively, observe the world around them, and, no matter their artistic skill, understand how artists create illusions of light, space, and emotion in their work.
Gilman School Photo #6 - Middle School boys leave the Walter Lord Library, named for one of Gilman's most accomplished and most loyal alumni, Walter Lord '35, who wrote 12 books, notable among them "A Night to Remember" detailing the last hours of the Titanic.
Gilman School Photo #7 - The strong music program at Gilman opens boys' ears to music, its many genres, nuances, and methods of creation, and gives them a lifelong gift of appreciation.
Gilman School Photo #8 - All-school convocations, other special events, and assemblies are held throughout the year, at which students, faculty, and staff come together for celebration, festivity, or appreciation.
Founded in 1897 as the nation's first country day school, Gilman School is a PK-12 private independent day school for boys.
Our mission is to unlock the greatness within each boy by educating the entire boy-mind, body, and spirit.
Our pursuit of excellence in all we do, our rich and comprehensive program, our immeasurably talented and interesting faculty and students, and our belief in the character traits embodied by the Gilman Five-Honor, Integrity, Respect, Humility, and Excellence-form the foundation of a school dedicated to helping boys of promise grow into men of character.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,035 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,790
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 13
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Gilman School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1897
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,035 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Gilman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
158 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
58%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language & Culture, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government & Politics
Average SAT score
1369
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
30
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Varies by school division.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies by grade level. For 2023-2024, the all-school tuition range is from $20,165-$35,790.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program cost varies by program.
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$20,440
Admissions Director
Owen Daly

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
LS Chess Club, LS Eco-Exporers, LS MakerSpace and MakerLab, LS The Gilman Gazette, MS Board Game Club, MS Comic Book Club, MS Community/Inclusion/Equity (CIE) Council, MS Earth Science Club, MS Fantasy Football Club, MS First Lego League, MS Honor Council, MS Laser Cutter/3D Printing, MS Podcasting Club, MS Quiz Bowl, MS Student Ambassador Club, MS Student Council, US BBQ Club, US Black Student Union, US Business Club, US Debate Club, US Entrepreneurship Club, US Gilman News, US Greyhound TV, US Model U.N., US Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
LS Instrumental Music Lessons, LS Sketch Club, LS Treble T's - Choral Group, MS Art Club, MS Jazz Ensemble, MS Lyricist Lounge, MS Middlemen, US Traveling Men

Recreational Athletic Programs:
LS Soccer Shots, MS Soccer Club
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Gilman School cost?
Gilman School's tuition is approximately $35,790 for private students.
Does Gilman School offer a summer program?
Yes, Gilman School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Gilman School offer?
Gilman School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track and Wrestling. Gilman School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for most sports offered.
What is Gilman School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Gilman School?
The application deadline for Gilman School is Dec. 13.
In what neighborhood is Gilman School located?
Gilman School is located in the Wyndhurst neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. There are 2 other private schools located in Wyndhurst.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,035 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $35,790
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 13
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Baltimore, MD is $11,597 for elementary schools and $16,904 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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