An independent school education is an investment in your child’s future, and Gilmour’s combination of faith-based traditions, small class sizes, dynamic student-faculty relationships and individualized advising will provide your child with a foundation for lifelong success.
Still, we know that such an enriching educational experience may feel out of reach for many families. In furthering our mission to develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society, Gilmour Academy is committed to enrolling students that will thrive in our environment regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
Gilmour offers merit and need-based awards ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. For those who do not qualify for tuition assistance, monthly payment plans may help make a Gilmour education more affordable.
MONTESSORI (18 months old to Kindergarten)
EARLY BEGINNINGS - half day $8,250 $150 $8,400
EARLY BEGINNINGS - full day $14,050 $250 $14,300
PRESCHOOL - half day $10,610 $1,075 $11,685
KINDERGARTEN - full day $18,525 $3,550 $22,075
GRADES 1-5 $18,725 $3,550 $22,275
GRADE 6 $18,925 $3,850 $22,775
GRADES 7-8 $23,800 $4,450 $28,250
GRADE 9 $25,050 $4,750 $29,800
GRADES 10-12 $25,200 $4,750 $29,950

$14,250 $28,250 $42,500
GRADE 9 $14,250 $29,800 $44,050
GRADES 10-12 $14,250 $29,950 $44,200

The Residential Life Fee is billed in addition to the Day Student Tuition. Fees are based on student's grade level.
**The resident tuition listed is for domestic boarding applicants.  If you are applying from outside the United States, please contact the Admission Office at for international tuition information.
Gilmour Academy partners with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to offer the following payment plan options. Plans may be subject to change.  Applicants for the Montessori program ineligible for tuition assistance.

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    • One lump payment due on or before July 20, 2016
    • Payments made by direct debit from a checking or savings account are eligible for a 1% discount, applied as a refund to the applicable tuition account once payment is remitted to Gilmour by TMS.
    • Payments made by debit or credit card are subject to a 2.75% service fee. All payments made through this arrangement will be made directly to TMS and require registration.

    • Ten monthly payments beginning May 20, 2016 and concluding with a final draw on Feb. 20, 2017
    • Monthly payment plans will be assessed a $60 processing fee, dispersed into the monthly tuition payment amount.
    • Payments are administered through TMS and are drawn automatically on the 20th of each month from the designated checking, savings or credit card account via Automatic Payment Option (APO).
    • Payments made by debit or credit card are subject to a 2.75% service fee.
    • Failed payments may be assessed a fee by TMS as well as your financial institution. Late payments will incur a $35 fee.
Tuition Assistance at Gilmour is intended to help create and maintain a strong, diverse and mission-appropriate student body. Gilmour awards both merit-based and need-based tuition assistance. Merit awards are based on applicant qualities and financial need is not a factor. For need-based awards, Gilmour Academy partners with School and Student Services (SSS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to assist with evaluating a family’s demonstrated need. Together, these two types of tuition assistance awards allow Gilmour to attract the best and brightest students who will fully embrace all that Gilmour has to offer.

For more information about our merit awards, please contact Vince Bonacci at (440) 473-8054 or

For more information about our need-based awards, please contact Mary Humensky at (440) 684-4520 or

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    All applicants entering grades 7 or 9 will be considered for merit-based awards. The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and application essays are used to determine award recipients. A student is eligible to receive only one type of merit award. We have two specifically named scholarships – the Excel Award and the Inspire Award. Students who do not meet the requirements for Excel or Inspire may qualify for other merit awards at the discretion of the Admission Office. Merit awards continue through graduation, and will not be altered, augmented, or replaced as long as students maintain eligibility. Merit awards are not need-based and do not need to be repaid.

    Gilmour prides itself on its rigorous academic program, which prepares students for the next step in their academic journey. As such, the school seeks admission candidates who will excel in the classroom and challenge those around them to do the same. The Excel Award has been created to reward those students who demonstrate the highest level of academic potential.

    Gilmour will award Excel Awards ($25,000 yearly) to up to two (2) seventh graders and up to two (2) ninth graders who demonstrate leadership traits and excel on the ISEE exam, averaging in the 93rd percentile or above. To qualify, students must have taken the ISEE and completed the application process by the December 9 deadline.

    Once an Excel Award has been granted, the award will be renewed annually dependent on the recipient maintaining eligibility. Award recipients must maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (reviewed annually) and remain in good disciplinary standing.

    As a school that challenges each student to develop the competence and courage to make the world a better place, Gilmour honors those incoming students who are inspiring those around them through their actions.

    Inspire Awards
    (award of up to $12,500 yearly) are granted to those well-rounded students who demonstrate high academic achievement, average in the 65th percentile or above on the ISEE, are involved in extracurriculars, and serve as role models and a source of inspiration for their peers.

    Once an Inspire Award has been granted, the award will be renewed annually dependent on the recipient maintaining eligibility. Award recipients must maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average (reviewed annually), participate in at least one extracurricular activity each year, and remain in good disciplinary standing.

    Current Gilmour students entering seventh or ninth grade are eligible for the Excel Award and the Inspire Award. To be considered for an award, the ISEE test must be taken by December 17.

    Need-based tuition assistance helps us to make a Gilmour education more affordable for a wider range of families. Need-based awards are available for students in grades 1-12 and vary according to each family’s demonstrated need and specific circumstances. In past years, Gilmour has provided awards ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. Generally, a recipient can expect a renewal of the initial award if the student remains in good academic, behavioral and financial standing, and the family’s financial status remains consistent. Need-based tuition assistance to a family may include a combination of awards described below and do not need to be repaid.

    These are funded solely by the Academy to assist families with tuition.


    These are donor-funded scholarships available to students who meet unique criteria for qualifying and continued support.
    In order to be considered for need-based tuition assistance, families must have completed all aspects of the Gilmour admission application process. Once a tuition assistance award has been made, the family will typically have two weeks to accept the award, although this time frame may be shortened as funds become more limited. Acceptance of the award only becomes official with a signed Enrollment Agreement and accompanying enrollment deposit.
  • Daily lunch program
  • Retreat Programs enhancing the spiritual and moral development of students
  • Support for extracurricular activities including most athletic fees, speech & debate, drama, student publications, transportation for events, etc.
  • Building & Property Improvements - provides assistance for major repairs and maintenance of academic and athletic buildings as well as care of athletic fields, exclusive of new construction.
  • Parents Organization Fee - supports activities sponsored for students by the parent clubs.
  • Most curriculum-based day field trips
  • Student textbooks
  • Seniors are billed an additional onetime fee of $650 to support the extra programs and services provided for the college application/counseling process, senior project and graduation.
  • Lower School Before and After Care Program, Preschool Prep Program and Youth Impact Program
  • Hockey Program Fees
  • Transportation to and from school
  • Optional field trips
  • BYOD computers for Middle and Upper School
  • Full dining plan of three daily meals; special event catering and snacks
  • Support for and transportation to athletics and extracurricular activities; transportation is also provided to and from airports, doctor appointments, dorm outings and local shopping.
Newly admitted residential students are billed an additional $200 Room & Key fee.

Non-Ohio resident students are billed a $700 fee for instructional costs not eligible for funding through the State of Ohio.


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Contact Information

Merit Awards
Vince Bonacci: (440) 473-8054 or

Need-Based Awards
Mary Humensky: (440) 684-4520 or

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 442-1104

Campus Addresses
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-grade 12.