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.
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 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
Upper School, grades nine through twelve, 479
Middle School, grades six through eight, 239
Lower School, grades pre-kindergarten through five, 297
Faculty: full-time 144
Upper School 61
Middle School 40
Lower School 40 full-time, 2 part-time
30 alumni faculty and staff
70 percent with advanced degrees
Average number of years teaching experience 18
Average number of years teaching experience at Gilman School 12
Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1
Average Class Size: 15
Tuition and Fees, 2019-2020:
Upper School (9-12) — $31,470
Middle School (6-8) — $29,390
Lower School (2-5) — $28,700
Prep-One & First Grade — $27,975
Kindergarten — $21,855
Pre-Kindergarten — $16,750
Financial Aid Budget: Gilman School awarded just over $4.7 million in grants for the 2018-19 school year.
Students Receiving Financial Aid: 24.4 percent in Upper School; 32.6 percent in Middle School; 22.5 percent in Lower School, total of 25.8 percent.
Upper School — 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(interscholastic teams stay later.)
Middle School — 8:05 a.m. - 4 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.)
Why a school for boys?
Full-time faculty: 144
faculty with advanced degrees: 70%
total enrollment: 1015
average class size: 15
total alumni: 8265