Global Online Academy

Learn more about the Global Online Academy.

Gilman School is part a consortium of 75 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 Maryland school participating in this program.

Launched in 2011, GOA reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. Member schools include The Dalton School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cary Academy, Catlin Gabel, Jakarta Intercultural School, and King's Academy (Jordan).

At Gilman, GOA courses are open to rising juniors and seniors. Several Gilman faculty members also teach GOA classes. View the GOA course catalog.

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