Upper School

Grades Nine - Twelve

Fostering Independence

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.

Upper School Stories

2019 Summer College Tour: Boston College, Brown, Harvard, Providence College, Trinity, Tufts, and University of Delaware. 

Let the college journey begin! Rising juniors and seniors are invited to join Matt Herman and Justin Baker from the Gilman College Counseling Office for the 2019 College Tour: Boston College, Brown University, Harvard University, Providence College, Trinity College, Tufts University, and the University of Delaware, June 11-14, 2019.

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Starting Up

What do you get when you lock 25 students, seven alumni and parent mentors, and two facilitators in the McCarthy Room overlooking the Finney Arena for two straight days? Seven impressive business pitches presented to a panel of alumni "sharks," of course! Learn more here.

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Upper School Calendar