Gilmour Academy

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 (2024)

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

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
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
644 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Gilmour Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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


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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Gilmour Academy?
The acceptance rate of Gilmour Academy is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 89%. Gilmour Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Ohio with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Gilmour Academy offer?
Gilmour Academy offers 18 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Gilmour Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for most sports offered.
What is Gilmour Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Gilmour Academy?
The application deadline for Gilmour Academy is Jan. 18 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 18 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

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 (2024)

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

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The average private school tuition in Cuyahoga County, OH is $8,721 for elementary schools and $15,263 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cuyahoga County, OH is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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