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Upper School

Fostering Independence in Grades 9-12

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 a 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, world 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 our Tri-School Coordinate Program allows students to take classes at The 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 and daily assemblies bring real-world situations and applications to life. Our Device of Choice (DoC) program enables boys to best utilize the skills necessary to learn in the 21st century. Various extracurricular activities give boys the chance to try almost anything in a comfortable and collegial environment.

Upper School Calendar

Juneteenth Holiday - School Closed for Faculty and Staff
all day
Independence Day Holiday - School Closed for Staff
all day
All School Faculty/Staff Professional Day
all day
All School Faculty/Staff Professional Day
all day
Day 0 - Upper School First Day of School (mini schedule)
all day
all day

Tickner Writing Center

Learn about the resources available to students through the Reginald S. Tickner Writing Center.

Apply for Admission

Learn about the Upper School admissions process.

Tri-School Coordinate Program

Learn about Gilman's coordination with The Bryn Mawr School and Roland Park Country School.



Upper School Academic Offerings and Requirements

Standard Course Loads and Graduation Requirements





Meet the Upper School Team

You can call the Upper School's Front Office at 410-323-3800, ext. 400.