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About GA

Gilmour Academy is a Catholic, independent, coeducational college-preparatory school that was founded in 1946 by the Brothers of Holy Cross from Notre Dame, Indiana.  The campus occupies 144 acres in Gates Mills, Ohio, an eastern suburb of Cleveland. 

We offer a Montessori Program, Lower School, Middle School and Upper School.  Our boarding program is offered in Grades 7 through 12 and attracts students from across the United States and around the world.

We are uniquely able to offer a coeducational independent school education that inspires the academic, social and spiritual needs of our students. Our foundation in Holy Cross values permeates life at Gilmour. 

Our community is diverse and we welcome students from a wide variety of cultures, faith traditions and backgrounds. Students participate in community service from the earliest grades to gain a deeper understanding of Gilmour’s mission, to “develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society.” 

Our extracurricular offerings include a nationally recognized speech and debate program, and opportunities for students to explore varied interests, from the arts to the environment to leadership and service.

Gilmour’s athletic program is one of the most comprehensive in the state of Ohio, offering 23 varsity sports, with the only Girls Prep Hockey team in the state.  From the Lower School to the Upper School, Gilmour students find many teams and sports in which to participate.

At a Glance

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

  • Montessori Program (one of only six in Ohio to earn the American Montessori Society accreditation)
  • Traditional Grades 1 through 12

Lower School: 165
Upper & Middle School: 476

  • 74 full-time faculty, 77% of whom hold advanced degrees in their field.
  • From communities throughout Northeast Ohio, 15 states coast to coast, and five countries.
  • In the last four years, Gilmour graduates have continued their education at many top-ranked colleges and universities. They attend six out of the eight Ivy League schools and of National University rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Gilmour graduates attend 21 out of the Top 25 schools.
Average Class Size
  • 16
  • Fifty-one varsity, junior varsity, freshman, development and Middle School teams, including 25 varsity teams (14 boys, 11 girls).
  • Two prep hockey teams, including the only girls prep team in the state of Ohio.
  • Slightly more than 87% of Upper School students participate in at least one sport (2014-15) with 72% participating in two sports (2014-15).
  • In the past two years, Gilmour earned one state championship title (volleyball 2015) and five team state runner-up honors (2013-15) (volleyball 2013, 2014) (girls cross country 2013) (girls swimming 2014) (boys track and field 2014).
  • Since 2012, a total of 20 Gilmour student-athletes signed NCAA Letters of Intent to receive athletic scholarships at a Division I or II institution, while an additional 30 student-athletes signed commitment letters, securing their spot on a team roster at either the Division I, II or III level.

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

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