Quick Facts


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


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


Gilman School is a pre-kindergarten through 12th 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. 


57 acres

  • Total enrollment: 1,035
  • Upper School, grades 9–12: 485
  • Middle School, grades 6–8: 230
  • Lower School, grades pre-k–5: 320
Average Class Size


Tuition and Fees


  • All School: 177
  • Upper School: 74
  • Middle School: 40
  • Lower School: 52
  • Fellows: 7
  • Alumni faculty and staff: 30
  • Advanced degrees: 66%
  • Average number of years teaching experience: 17
  • Average number of years teaching experience at Gilman School: 10
Student-Faculty Ratio


Tuition Assistance Budget

Gilman School awarded $4.95 million in grants for the 2022-2023 school year.

Students Receiving Tuition Assistance

27% in Upper School; 24% in Middle School; 21% in Lower School




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

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

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.

Why a school for boys?

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