Celebrating 125 Years

Our Journey Continues...

One hundred and twenty-five years: a large expanse of time during which so much can happen. What can happen at Gilman over 125 years? In short, a lot.

Gilman School is the result of the imagination of a mother, Anne Galbraith Carey, whose vision to educate boys in mind, body, and spirit, led to the 1897 opening of the Country School for Boys at the Homewood House, now part of Johns Hopkins University campus. Thirty-two boys enrolled, and thus began the country day school movement, a formula modeled by countless schools across America. Over the next century and beyond, Gilman would grow its alumni roster to more than 5,000.

It has been a remarkable 125 years for the Gilman community. Thanks to generations of countless individuals, our School has achieved so much and has touched so many lives. In many ways, our work is just beginning. We still have room to make progress and raise the bar for our future. We persist with honoring our mission by educating boys in mind, body, and spirit, and in modeling the Gilman Five: Honor, Integrity, Respect, Humility, and Excellence, for our boys as we embrace opportunities to grow and to learn. One hundred and twenty-five years later, Gilman’s journey continues.

Please spend some time looking through many milestones in Gilman's history in the video and timeline below. Click the buttons below the timeline to compare photos of Gilman then and now, listen to audio clips of esteemed alumni, faculty, and staff share their fondest Gilman memories, and read stories from the Lumen Blog. Check out the Archives page to learn more about the School's history.

Stay tuned for updates throughout our 125th year

Be sure to return to this page often, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we'll continue to honor Gilman's journey. We'll explore topics such as athletics, the arts, diversity, global learning, the teacher-coach-mentor model, and more!

Celebrating 125 Years

March Feature: Leadership

February Feature: Excellence

April Feature: Athletics

May Feature: Arts

June Feature: Community, Inclusion, and Equity

July Feature: Service

August Feature: Teacher-Coach-Mentor Model

September Feature: Buildings & Grounds

October Feature: Global Learning

November Feature: Retired Faculty

December Feature: Our Hopes for the Future

Timeline: 125 Years of Gilman History