The Advantage of Being Independent and Catholic As an independent, Catholic school, Gilmour Academy stands alone in its ability to prepare students who thrive.
Our mission is rooted in educating the mind and empowering the heart, ensuring that every student develops to their fullest potential.
From 18 months to 18 years, everything at Gilmour from the curriculum to the academic extension programs to extracurriculars is focused on cultivating four enduring competencies that are most important in developing students as leaders of their generation. Those enduring competencies are effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, leadership and moral responsibility. These are introduced in the Montessori preschool programs, and then expanded upon and developed throughout the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.
Gilmour graduates emerge primed for the next step and confident in their ability to make the world a better place.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 644 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

Top Rankings

Gilmour Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1946
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
644 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Gilmour Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English: Lang. & Comp., AP English: Lit. & Comp., AP Lab Physics, AP Physics C: Mech. & Elec./Magnetism, AP Physics I, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP US History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1290
Average ACT score
25
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 18 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
55%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Beth Lazzaro
Admissions Associate
Vincent M. Bonacci

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School Notes

  • Gilmour Academy, founded in 1946 by the Brothers of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, is an independent, coeducational Catholic preparatory school with enrollment from the preschool through high school levels. As a Catholic School in the Holy Cross tradition, Gilmour Academy has chosen as its mission the education of the mind and the heart. Gilmour instills in each student a strong sense of personal self-worth through personal achievement. The world our students will soon lead will require them to be persons of great courage and moral stamina, with an enthusiastic, lifelong desire to learn. By instilling a strong sense of self-worth through individual achievement, Gilmour helps students reach for their personal best. We regard each student as a unique learner and support our students' efforts to achieve their greatest potential, helping to make their education here a great adventure. Students are often pleased to discover that their best is better than they ever thought possible.

School Reviews

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Gilmour is VERY different from the other private schools in the area. First, we can include religion and God - you can't address the whole person without it. Second, we value different things - we don't value power or possessions but humbly serving the world with the gifts and talents entrusted to you. Third, we're a real family - we truly care about each other. Both my children are lifers. So glad we chose GA - my children are different people because of it. Our whole family is.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 644 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

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