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

Dan Christian Awarded Dante Prize

The Dante Society of America has selected Upper School teacher Dan Christian to receive the second annual Durling Prize, recognizing excellence in the teaching of Dante's life, time, and works in North American secondary schools. The Society noted Christian's "imaginative, innovative approach to the teaching of Dante... bring[ing] Dante's poetry into dialogue with other texts and media, including song lyrics, thereby renewing and redefining the relevance of its story for contemporary student readers."

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Capturing the 102nd

The Hounds won the 102nd Gilman-McDonogh game for the second time in three years with a 24-21 victory, securing a playoff berth for the MIAA A Conference. Read more in this Baltimore Sun article, and plan to come out to CCBC-Essex on Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. for the playoff match vs. Calvert Hall.

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We came. We saw. We conquered.

Varsity volleyball has won the MIAA Championship for the fourth time in the past five years and the first under first year head coach Diego Matorras. The VolleyHounds streaked ahead 2-0 before the Mt. St. Joe's Gaels rallied for a third game win. The Volleyhounds quickly recovered by winning the fourth game and claiming the title with a 3-1 match victory. You can watch the championship here. Congratulations to all on a terrific season!

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Tenth Annual Bingo Night on Friday, December 1

Sponsored by the Gilman Lacrosse Program, the 10th Annual Bingo Night will be held in the Lumen Center Dining Hall at 6:00 p.m. thru 8:30 p.m on Friday, December 1, 2017. Pizza, drinks and baked goods are available for purchase. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Harlem-Lacrosse Baltimore. All Gilman Students, their friends and families are welcome to attend. Prizes will be awarded to all winners. Tickets are $10 per person. Contact Brooks Matthews for tickets or additional information.

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JV Water Polo Wins MIAA Championship

Water Polo history was made when Gilman's JV team defeated Loyola Blakefield 7-6, bringing home the MIAA JV Championship plaque. This was their first time playing in the JV championship. Congratulations to the entire team and Coach Vaughan Smith!

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