Gilman School is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity.
Gilman School is a kindergarten through twelfth grade independent school located in Baltimore City. Gilman School remains a boys school because boys and girls develop at significantly different rates and have substantially different developmental needs. A boys school is best positioned to offer boys a program designed to address their specific needs. Gilmans Upper School also offers a coordinate program that combines Gilmans resources with those of two excellent girls schools, which are connected to this campus by a system of bridges. As a result, students can choose among an extraordinary array of electives and opportunities.
Gilman School's educational philosophy is summarized in its commitment to the development of mind, body, and spirit. This approach emphasizes the central importance of educating the whole boy in every facet of his personality. Gilmans rigorous academic program is founded on a core curriculum designed to emphasize the value of a strong work ethic, critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, active engagement in the arts, and lifelong enjoyment of intellectual pursuits. Our required athletic program is based on the belief that through the cultivation of physical vigor and wellness, boys learn the value and meaning of teamwork, resilience, competitive spirit, humility, tolerance, and sportsmanship. The school also nourishes and affirms the fundamental importance of spirituality, not merely in an abstract, academic sense, but also in observance and practice, for the formation of an integrated personality.
Above all else, Gilman School seeks to help boys grow into men of character. We believe that the qualities of honor, leadership, dedication, and service to others must be emphasized and reinforced through all aspects of the school community. To that end, Gilman adheres to a comprehensive honor code, a service learning program, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms.