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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

During these unsettling times, Gilmour’s small class sizes and student-centered approach to learning has enabled teachers and students to stay connected, motivated, and productive. Our vast technological resources created a true online learning environment that maintained structure and cultivated the academic, physical, social-emotional, and spirited well-being of our entire community. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
January 17
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$52,700
Received Financial Aid
71%
Average Financial Aid
$17,899
From Gilmour Academy

If there was ever a time for transformational education focused on competent, courageous leadership, hospitality and authenticity, it is now. At Gilmour we seek to practice our Holy Cross mission to develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society. Our Holy Cross tradition emphasizes development of the whole person with a focus on a rigorous academic program complemented by a moral imperative to foster the development of faith, conscience, leadership and a commitment to giving back. At the heart, Gilmour students of every age are recognized as people on a journey of faith, effective communicators, analytical and reflective thinkers, effective problem-solvers, self-directed and curious learners, collaborative team members and, most importantly, morally responsible individuals. We look forward to inspiring your student.

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Gilmour Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
81 responses
Average ACT
28
116 responses

Educating the mind and empowering the heart

Maya takes advantage of every opportunity Gilmour provides. A medical mission trip in partnership with Johns Hopkins and Duke. Gilmour’s VECTOR program. Student Council. AP courses. She also learned the importance of giving back, selling her art designs online for local hospitals. “I am definitely challenged by my teachers. They have reinforced the need for a strong, lifelong work ethic.”

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
  • Convocation
    21%
  • Graduation
    21%
  • Live Jive, Basketball games,
    17%
  • Beating US
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    10%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Finland, Latvia
    International Boarding Students
    33%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    671
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $16,725
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    2
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    65%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
    Poll
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
    Poll
    71%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    71%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

    Gilmour Academy Reviews

    79 reviews
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    This last year was my first year at Gilmour. I am one of the 60 dormers from around the world! The Gilmour community was quick to help me out and make me feel at home. At first I was hesitant with the change but before I knew it I was making new lifelong friends. It definitely helped being a part of the hockey community as well. The Gilmour staff and faculty has prepped me for college more than I ever expected.
    At Gilmour character is one of the most important traits we are taught. Honesty, integrity, and respect are the three main character attributes we are constantly reminded of.
    By attending Gilmour I have become the best version of myself. I am now a better person, athlete, and student.
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    For the money, this school offers very little:
    As someone that has attended GA, has met other former alumni and other private school students from the area, Gilmour by far was the worst private school on the East side. The board and staff are incredibly nepotistic, with strange amounts of former graduates working there (under qualified teachers, staff there through connections etc.) it feels like the old boys club.
    I appreciate a Catholic education, but the school lacks diversity of students. When I ask the vast majority of my colleagues who move to Cle for medical, tech, etc. they are severely unimpressed by GA.
    The atmosphere feels very oppressive and students who do enjoy their time at school are incredibly rude and oftentimes racist. Most former alumni who actually succeed in a career or do some cool thing abroad or in a big city attest that it was the worst years of their life and the only people the schools seem to retain are the same wealthy Irish/ Italian Catholic families.
    I won’t make this long, but I’ll leave you with this in a small school of about 110-120 students per class, how many blacks students do you think there were? 15-20? Maybe? No, about 8 per grade and about maybe 20-25 in the whole high school. Recently, 6 transferred out. It should tell you something of about 25% of the minorities leave with one or two years. They transferred because of racism within and the administration did nothing to combat it. And to the ones who stayed, the school begged them to stay to help meet a quota to make the school look better, and not racist. School doesn’t seem to value minorities and that’s why it is falling from the inside. Don’t believe me? Ask any minority who attended Gilmour and you’ll get the truth.