Upper School

Grades Nine - Twelve

Fostering Independence

The Gilman Upper School prepares young men to build the world of tomorrow. Students engage in a timeless and challenging college-preparatory program that emphasizes strong work ethic, critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, and lifelong enjoyment of intellectual pursuits.

Students must take five major courses each semester (English, mathematics, foreign language, lab science, history). They must also complete courses in art, music, and religion, participate in either interscholastic or intramural athletics, and complete 50 hours of community service during their Upper School careers. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in numerous disciplines, and a coordinate program allows students to take courses at Bryn Mawr School (BMS) and Roland Park Country School (RPCS).

Educating the whole boy reaches beyond classroom learning. A robust leadership development program and special lectures, along with daily assemblies, bring real-world situations and applications to life. Our Device of Choice (D.O.C.) program enables boys to best utilize the skills necessary to learn in the 21st century. Various extra curricular activities give boys the chance to try almost anything in a comfortable and collegial environment.

Upper School News

All In on Founders Day

The 108 members of the Class of 2017 marked their high school graduation on Sunday, June 11 when Gilman families, friends, faculty members, and the graduating class gathered in front of the Old Gym steps for the 119th Founders Day exercises. Read all about it, view a video of the entire ceremony and get the link to downloadable high resolution photos here.

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Tony award for Bradley King '02

Bradley King '02 has won a Tony award for his Broadway debut, the musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, for Best Lighting Design of a Musical. Brad returned to Gilman in March, joined by the show's author, composer, lyricist, orchestrator and original star, Dave Malloy for a look inside the making of a groundbreaking Broadway musical. Watch the video of their discussion here.

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Archer Update

Less than two years after a dive into the ocean left athlete and artist Archer Senft a quadriplegic, he beat the odds, completing high school, being inducted into the Cum Laude Society, and making plans to attend the U Penn School of Engineering. He also returned to making art, but in a new way. See The Art of Archer Senft at Sotheby's Art Gallery, 4800 Roland Avenue, June 8 through July 30. See details about the show and more about Archer's story here. He is the son of William Senft '79.

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