Grades Nine - Twelve
The Gilman Upper School prepares young men to build the world of tomorrow. Students engage in a timeless and challenging college-preparatory program that emphasizes strong work ethic, critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, and lifelong enjoyment of intellectual pursuits.
Students must take five major courses each semester (English, mathematics, foreign language, lab science, history). They must also complete courses in art, music, and religion, participate in either interscholastic or intramural athletics, and complete 50 hours of community service during their Upper School careers. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in numerous disciplines, and a coordinate program allows students to take courses at Bryn Mawr School (BMS) and Roland Park Country School (RPCS).
Educating the whole boy reaches beyond classroom learning. A robust leadership development program and special lectures, along with daily assemblies, bring real-world situations and applications to life. Our Device of Choice (D.O.C.) program enables boys to best utilize the skills necessary to learn in the 21st century. Various extra curricular activities give boys the chance to try almost anything in a comfortable and collegial environment.
At Gilman, we continue to sustain our exciting and engaging learning environment. This week, the Upper School’s Environmental Sustainability class met via Zoom with the education team from Living Lands & Waters, a nonprofit organization that works with thousands of volunteers to clean up our nation’s rivers.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Cum Laude Society.
Congratulations to Lucas Dett, Cole Emry, Charles Nuermberger, Maxwell Sternlicht, and Eric Zhang for this outstanding honor.
For much of the world, the year 2020 sparked social enlightenment and change inspired by the death of George Floyd and remembrance of many others. While he watched the world's quest for social justice, Nigel Parker '21 found purpose in education.
Congratulations to Tripp Meyers '20, Owen Kleis '20, Hunter Hamer '20, Tyler Martire '20, and Pearson Harrington '20! Their videos, Climate Migrants (Meyers, Kleis, and Hamer) and Microfinance (Martire and Harrington), have been selected as finalists in the 2019-2020 World of 7 Billion student video contest.