Congratulations to all Gilman students recognized for their outstanding efforts at the 2018 Awards Day ceremonies.
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.
Congratulations to Derrick Thompson, Noah Jun, Dylan Walters, Nick Boucher, Michael Haire, Matt Pang, who each won an MIAA individual title, marking the second time Gilman has swept the league and all five individual titles.
The 115-member Gilman Class of 2018 will attend 68 institutions from sea to shining sea; 80% of the class is heading to a most competitive or highly competitive college according to Barron's scale, including three to Harvard.
Gilman Music Department Chair Ariel Dechosa and Peabody Professor Shirley Yoo will perform selections from Dvorak, Barber, Debussy, Brahms, and Khachaturian in a special tandem recital on Friday, May 25.
Marcus Wang ’00, co-founder, president, and general manager of ZytoGen, delivered the keynote address of the Cum Laude ceremony. See the list of new inductees and a slide show here.
More than 280,000 applications were sent to Ivy League schools last year. Less than five applicants achieved the distinction of acceptance by all eight schools. Mekhi Johnson is the first Gilman student to do so. Learn more here.
Five Gilman bands participated in the Music in the Parks program at Six Flags recently. The US Band received a rating of Excellent, US Handbells received a Superior rating, and MS Handbells received an Excellent rating. US Jazz Band and the 7th/8th Grade Band also participated.