Global Learning

Experience the World with Gilman . . . at home and abroad.

Global Online Academy

Gilman School is part a consortium of more than 70 leading independent schools from around the world in the Global Online Academy (GOA), a nonprofit organization that provides online courses to diversify and deepen the student learning experience. Gilman is the only Baltimore school participating in this program.

GOA reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. Member schools include Episcopal Academy (Pa.), Lakeside School (Wash.), The Westminster Schools (Ga.), The Dalton School (N.Y.), King's Academy (Jordan) and Beijing No. 4 International School (China).

At Gilman, more than 50 GOA courses are open to rising juniors and seniors. In addition, GOA offers periodic classes to the faculty of member schools. Gilman faculty also teach GOA classes. View the GOA course catalog for students and faculty.

A typical GOA course will be comprised of students located across multiple time zones that will collaborate on projects, communicate through discussion boards and video recordings, and have constant access to multimedia course materials. Teachers hold regularly scheduled virtual office hours, ensuring 1:1 instruction.


Joining Global Online Academy is an exciting opportunity both for faculty and students at Gilman to experience new, modern ways of teaching and learning. We benefit from expanded course offerings and teaching networks, while promoting students' global awareness and understanding.
Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth

Gilman Global Programs

Our robust study-travel program endeavors to engage students in the world through international travel. Our aim is to best prepare our boys to become citizens of the global community, 7.13 billion strong and growing.

We offer several annual travel-study opportunities and a broad selection of summer programs.

Travel-Study Opportunities

St. Edward's School

Established in the 1969 by a generous gift from the Harry Hardie Anglo-American Exchange Scholarship, the joint program between Gilman, Roland Park Country School, and St. Edward's Oxford is our longest lasting exchange. Situated within a ten minute walk of the city-center of Oxford and surrounded by the many colleges of Oxford University, St. Edward's is an independent boarding and day school founded in 1863.

PORG Gymnazium (Czech Republic)
The most recent addition to our student exchange program, begun in 2013, is a relationship with PORG Gymnazium (First Restored Secondary School) in Prague, Czech Republic.
Christ's Hospital
Students may apply for the Riepe Family Exchange, awarded each year to one student in the junior class at Gilman and one junior at Christ's Hospital, an independent boarding and day school, in Horsham, West Sussex, England.
Eighth Grade Spring Break Trips (France and Spain)
Eighth grade students may participate in a spring trip to either France or Spain. Led by Middle School teachers, boys explore ancient and medieval sites, immerse themselves in the native language, and experience the region's cultural heritage.
IES Triana Exchange (Spain)
A group of Upper School boys and girls from RPCS and BMS travel to Seville, Spain, where they were immersed in Spanish language and culture as part of an exchange with the IES Triana School. Students participating in the exchange stay in the homes of their counterparts at IES Triana, take classes in Spanish, and travel on day trips throughout the region. Students from IES Triana travel to Baltimore in late spring as the second leg of the exchange.
Kiplin Hall Program in the Sciences and Humanities (England)
Kiplin Hall - the home base for this encounter - is an ancestral home of the Calvert family in the hills of Yorkshire, recently renovated in part by the University of Maryland School of Architecture, which has been made available to schools and other educational institutions in Maryland. From here, boys will explore ruins of Rome, monasteries and castles of the Middle Ages, and the poetry inspired by the Lake District. They will go fossil hunting on England's coast and explore ecology and evolutionary biology at wildlife reserves.

Upcoming Opportunities

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Gilman Around the Globe

Summer in Spain

This month Gilman, Bryn Mawr, and Roland Park Country School students are spending three weeks in Spain for a Language Immersion Program. Learn more and see a photo gallery here.