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

Let the college journey begin! Rising juniors and seniors are invited to join Matt Herman and Justin Baker from the Gilman College Counseling Office for the 2017 College Tour: New England, June 13-17, 2017.

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Blended Learning

Upper School chemistry teacher Cody Miles is included in an article about in-person learning environments, part of a three-part series written by Eric Hudson, director of teaching and learning at Global Online Academy. Miles attended GOA's 2016 Summer Blended Learning Institute (BLI).

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Watson leads Greyhounds to Frostbite Win

Senior captain Ayende Watson led the Greyhounds to a 95-68 team win over Archbishop Curley at the Frostbite Invitational setting Frostbite records and qualifying for the New Balance Nationals in the triple jump (45'9) and long jump (22'6). His triple jump set a new MIAA indoor record. Watson also won the high jump (6'0) and placed third in the 55-meter dash. The Baltimore Sun named him the Athlete of the Week. Read their summary of his athletic accomplishments over the past three years.

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