Quick Facts

History: Founded in 1897 as this nation's first country day school.

Accreditation: Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools. Approved by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Affiliations: International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Global Online Academy

Profile: Gilman School is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade independent school located in Baltimore City. It serves families from a broad variety of neighborhoods in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. There are three school divisions. Lower School, grades pre-kindergarten through five; Middle School, grades six through eight; and Upper School, grades nine through twelve. The programs and curriculum are specifically designed to be developmentally appropriate for boys and follow a logical sequential progression leading from one grade to the next.

Gilman School remains a boys' school because boys and girls develop at significantly different rates and have substantially different developmental needs. A boys' school is best positioned to offer boys a program designed to address their specific needs.

Gilman's Upper School also offers a coordinate program that combines Gilman's resources with those of two excellent girls' schools, which are connected to this campus by a system of bridges. As a result, students can choose among an extraordinary array of electives and opportunities.

Campus: 68 acres

Enrollment: 1,020
Upper School, grades nine through twelve, 480
Middle School, grades six through eight, 245
Lower School, grades pre-kindergarten through five, 295

Faculty: full-time 159, part-time 5
Upper School 67 full-time, 3 part-time
Middle School 39 full-time, 2 part-time
Lower School 53 full-time
Athletics 11
Fellows 6
24 alumni faculty and staff
67 percent with advanced degrees
Average number of years teaching experience 18
Average number of years teaching experience at Gilman School 11

Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Average Class Size: 15

Tuition and Fees, 2020-2021:
Upper School (9-12) — $32,385
Middle School (6-8) — $30,245
Lower School (2-5) — $29,535
Prep-One & First Grade — $28,900
Kindergarten — $22,490
Pre-Kindergarten — $17,750

Financial Aid Budget: Gilman School awarded just over $4.7 million in grants for the 2020-21 school year.

Students Receiving Financial Aid: 27 percent in Upper School; 23 percent in Middle School; 16 percent in Lower School, total of 23 percent.

Alumni: 8,269


Upper School — 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(interscholastic teams stay later.)

Middle School — 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
(extended day supervision available, 4 p.m. until 6:00 pm)

Lower School — 8:10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
(After School Program, 3:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.)


Gilman School admits qualified applicants of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.

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Full-time faculty: 145

faculty with advanced degrees: 67%

total enrollment: 1,020
average class size: 15

total alumni: 8265