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Mission 

To develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society.

Everything about Gilmour is driven by the Holy Cross mission to translate moral beliefs into practice - from our college-preparatory academic program and extracurricular activities, to our day and boarding programs, our facilities and endowment, and especially our status as an independent, coeducational Catholic school.

"Gilmour’s mission statement is what influenced my decision to send my sons Jason ('16) and Adam ('18) to the Academy. Gilmour prepares children to become independent thinkers. My children dig deeper, question things, and are inquisitive enough to try to understand things."

Sarah Whitney Burlingham GO '82
Alumnus and Current Parent

Our mission manifests itself across our campus:

In our faculty...
who educate our students in a research-based curriculum which engages life learning.

In an academic setting...
where young men and women shape themselves into people who are effective communicators, complex thinkers, effective problem-solvers, collaborative contributors, lifelong learners and morally responsible persons.

In creating a culture...
of empathy and compassion for others through community service.

In teaching values...
that embrace all people, cultures and faiths through proactive programs that help students understand and accept the many ways we are different and to recognize the ways we are alike during the critical years of their development.

Our mission sustains the excellent private coeducation Gilmour Academy is able to offer and provides the foundation for the critical thinking, moral formation, and independent leadership we seek to inspire in our students.

An independent school in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition, inspiring students Pre-K-12

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