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.
Gilman School's College Counseling Office hosts authors Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark to lead a presentation on their recent book, The Truth about College Admission: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together.
Doctors Frank Summers and John Debes from the Space Telescope Science Institute connected with the Intrepid Air and Space Museum in New York through Gilman's Portal.
In its third year, over 50 Gilman students and faculty attended the FOCUS Retreat at Camp Wabanna.
About 100 students from public and independent schools across Maryland came to Gilman to compete in quiz bowl style trivia questions on Latin, ancient history, culture, and mythology.
Upper School students came out in force for this year's Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge.
Two dozen Gilman alumni returned to campus on January 22 for the second annual Senior Class Dinner & Networking Night.