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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

2019 Latin Exam Medalists

More than 70 of our classics students who took the 2019 National Latin Exam have earned awards. Seniors Jefferson Arthur and Morgan Zinn have each won a book award for five gold medals. Seniors Will Dowling, Aidan Holmgren, and Noah Jun, and juniors Justin Bai and Stefan Velculescu, each won a book award for four gold medals. Congratulations to all of our awardees, who demonstrate that knowledge is monumentum aere perennius.

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Crazy for You lead performers

The Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy For You, featuring a cast of 36 students from the Gilman, Bryn Mawr, and Roland Park Country Schools, as well as St. Paul’s School for Girls, was performed earlier in May, breaking attendance records and selling out three of the four shows.

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Gilman Best Buddies chapter visits Harbour School

In their efforts to support their special needs siblings, senior Grant Emry, junior Taylor Classen, and sophomore Cole Emry are bringing awareness of and support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities by organizing a Gilman Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge group and have now launched a Best Buddies chapter. Learn more here.

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Clark+Will Dowling '19

Seniors Clark and Will Dowling are National Merit Scholarship award winners. The brothers will each receive a scholarship of $2,500 for the college of their choice. Clark has settled on UPenn; Will has not yet decided but is leaning toward Dartmouth. National Merit Scholars are an elite group. Of 1.6 million entrants, Clark and Will are among 2,500 awardees that were chosen from 15,000 finalists.

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Upper School Calendar