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Founded in 1897, Gilman School is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade private independent day school for boys in Baltimore, Maryland.

Whether it is in the classroom, on the field, or in the community, every minute of every Gilman school day helps boys to grow to become principled young men.


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A Second Tony Nod for Bradley King '02

Lighting Designer Bradley King has been nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for his work on the Broadway musical Hadestown. Will he bring home two Tonys in three years? We'll find out on June 9. Stay tuned!

2019 Latin Exam Medalists

More than 70 of our classics students who took the 2019 National Latin Exam have earned awards. Seniors Jefferson Arthur and Morgan Zinn have each won a book award for five gold medals. Seniors Will Dowling, Aidan Holmgren, and Noah Jun, and juniors Justin Bai and Stefan Velculescu, each won a book award for four gold medals. Congratulations to all of our awardees, who demonstrate that knowledge is monumentum aere perennius.

Ibbe is Honored

Ibrahim Ashruf '20 was honored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore for volunteering more than 100 hours of service with the group TeCanal

Morgan Zinn '19

Morgan Zinn has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. He is one of only 11 semifinalists from Maryland. Well done, Morgan!

John Nicholson '75

Retired Army Gen. John Nicholson ‘75, the longest-serving commander in America's longest war in Afghanistan, now heads the PenFed Foundation, where he will take the lead in plans to launch a Women's VEIP (Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program) to "bridge the gap of investment capital to female veteran entrepreneurs by providing funding … [and] female representation in the investment process."

Jack Peternotte '27 with his trophy

Jack Paternotte ’27 has won the Mid-Atlantic Squash Championship for under-11 players. He is ranked #1 in the state for his age group and #41 in the U.S. Jack always plays in his Gilman gear and proudly represents the School. He is known by players and parents as a gentleman on and off the court. Well done, Jack!

Gilman Best Buddies chapter visits Harbour School

In their efforts to support their special needs siblings, senior Grant Emry, junior Taylor Classen, and sophomore Cole Emry are bringing awareness of and support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities by organizing a Gilman Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge group and have now launched a Best Buddies chapter. Learn more here.

Mac Ford, Henry Galleher, Sandy Brown, Class of 1981

Mac Ford, Henry Galleher, and Alexander "Sandy" Brown, all Class of 1981, got together recently. The three former lacrosse teammates caught up in Denver, CO, where Henry lives and where Sandy's league – Major League Lacrosse – has a franchise. Click here to compare the current photo with an archival picture of the three  back in 1981.

Andy Matthews '15

Andy Matthews '15 is the focus of this profile in The Daily Tar Heel. The UNC lacrosse player ranks second on the team for goals this season, and has lead the team in assists the past two years. He started in all of the games in both the 2017 and 2018 seasons, with 2017 being a ACC championship win for the Tar Heels.

J.D. Kameen, Jay Brooks, Andrew Mighty

Three members of the Class of 2010 – J.D. Kameen, Jay Brooks, and Andrew Mighty – have completed Pacific Blitz, a two-week amphibious exercise with Marines on and off the coast of California. They are shown here with a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle.