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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1946
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students663 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Gilmour Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1290
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
55%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBeth Lazzaro
Admissions AssociateVincent M. Bonacci

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingFigure Skating,
FootballGolf,
GymnasticsIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

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.
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