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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

Natl. Museum of African American History and Culture

The Office of Community, Inclusion, and Equity (C.I.E.) invites faculty, staff, and parents to join author Robert Wilkins on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall. He will be discussing his book: Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Admission is free. Please register here to let us know that you plan to attend.

Read More about C.I.E. Night with Robert Wilkins, Thursday, October 25
MS Affinity Leadership Retreat

On a recent Saturday the Middle School held an Affinity Leadership Retreat. While there are many things a student might choose to do on a weekend other than return to school, nearly 60 boys participated. Facilitated by ten Upper School affinity group leaders, the event was designed to encourage dialogue across divisions and set the standard for affinity groups in the Gilman community. Learn more.

Read More about Leadership Training Across Divisions

Upper School Calendar