Why Gilman?

Boys have very specific educational and developmental needs, and Gilman has spent 120 years tailoring age-appropriate learning experiences to meet those needs. Whether it is in the classroom, on the field, or in the community, every minute of every Gilman school day helps boys to grow to become principled young men.

Educating Boys

Learning at Gilman is an adventure that celebrates boys. Gilman's dynamic curriculum encourages each boy at each stage of his educational, emotional, and social development to discover his own innate talents and interests. Nothing a boy does here is considered extracurricular: lessons learned in the chemistry lab or English classroom are as vital as lessons learned on the playing field, in the art studio, or at a soup kitchen.

Watch our video to learn why we think Gilman is best for boys.

Why a Boys School?

According to the International Boys' School Coalition (IBSC), boys' schools like Gilman nimbly adapt their programs and apply their resources to meet the specific educational and developmental needs of boys. To learn more about why you should consider a boys' school for your son, check out this brochure or visit the IBSC website.

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Our boys learn. a lot.

The curriculum and programs we develop in our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools hone in on how boys think, observe, and relate to each other on their way to becoming honorable, curious, humble, respectful, and resourceful young leaders.

All students take part in some form of physical education every school day.

Learn more about our athletics program.

Nearly 60% of our students participate in performing arts.

Discover the arts at Gilman.


Students in all divisions make more than 10,000 sandwiches for the hungry each year.

Explore our service learning programs.

There's always something buzzing.

Gilman is full of bright and interesting students who become bright and interesting alumni (8,265 and counting). Follow along.

Graduates Who Attend a Most Competitive or Highly Competitive College: 81%

See where our boys attend college.

Our coordinate program with The Bryn Mawr School and Roland Park Country School enables Upper School students to select from more than 200 courses over four years.

Learn more about the coordinate program.

Our teachers are awesome.

Great teachers make great schools. We would not "Be Gilman" without the men and women who teach, advise, coach, mentor, cajole, comfort, and celebrate our boys.