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.

Tuition & Fees

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  • DAY STUDENT

    MONTESSORI (18 months old to Kindergarten)
    TODDLER - half day
    Tuition: $8,250
    Fees: $150
    Tuition & Fees: $8,400

    TODDLER - full day
    Tuition: $14,050
    Fees: $250
    Tuition & Fees$14,300

    PRESCHOOL - half day
    Tuition: $10,610
    Fees: $1,075
    Tuition & Fees: $11,685

    KINDERGARTEN - full day
    Tuition: $18,525
    Fees: $3,550
    Tuition & Fees: $22,075

    GRADES 1-5
    Tuition: $18,725
    Fees: $3,550
    Tuition & Fees: $22,275

    GRADE 6
    Tuition: $18,925
    Fees: $3,850
    Tuition & Fees: $22,775

    GRADES 7-8
    Tuition: $23,800
    Fees: $4,450
    Tuition & Fees: $28,250

    GRADE 9
    Tuition: $25,050
    Fees: $4,750
    Tuition & Fees: $29,800

    GRADES 10-12
    Tuition: $25,200
    Fees: $4,750
    Tuition & Fees: $29,950

    Admitted day students who wish to enroll at Gilmour Academy will be required to submit a fully executed and signed enrollment agreement and a nonrefundable registration deposit of $1500. The deposit will be credited toward the annual tuition and fees applied to your billing statements in July 2016.

    Please contact the Admission Office at 440-473-8050 or admission@gilmour.org with further questions.
  • DOMESTIC RESIDENT STUDENT

    GRADES 7-8
    Residential Life Fee: $14,250
    Tuition & Fees: $28,250
    Total Tuition & Fees: $42,500

    GRADE 9
    Residential Life Fee: $14,250
    Tuition & Fees: $29,800
    Total Tuition & Fees: $44,050

    GRADES 10-12
    Residential Life Fee: $14,250
    Tuition & Fees: $29,950
    Total Tuition & Fees: $44,200

    Admitted resident students who wish to enroll at Gilmour Academy will be required to submit a fully executed and signed enrollment agreement and a nonrefundable registration deposit of $2500. The deposit will be credited toward the annual tuition and fees applied to your billing statements in July 2016.

    Please contact the Admission Office at 440-473-8050 or admission@gilmour.org with further questions.
  • INTERNATIONAL RESIDENT STUDENT

    Gilmour Academy has partnered with the Cambridge Institute to properly place all Asian applicants during their admissions process.
     
    Please contact Christa Bogdanow at 781-996-0447 or admission@thecambridgeinstitute.org with questions or to begin the application process.
  • FEES

    FEES
    Fees include:
    • Daily lunches
    • Yearly retreats that enhance the spiritual and moral development of students
    • Extracurricular activity support, including most athletic fees, speech & debate, drama, student publications, transportation for events, etc.
    • Building & property improvements, exclusive of new construction
    • Parents organization fees, supporting student activities sponsored by parent clubs
    • Curriculum-based day field trips
    Fees do not include:
    • Textbooks
    • Grade 12 fee of $650, supporting the college application and counseling process, capstone project and graduation
    • Lower School before- and after-school care, preschool prep and youth impact programs
    • Ice hockey team fees
    • Daily transportation to and from school
    • Optional field trips
    • BYOD computers for Middle & Upper School students
    Residential fees include:
    • Dining plan with three daily meals, special-event catering and snacks
    • Transportation to and from airports, doctor appointments, dorm outings and local shopping excursions
    Residential fees do not include:
    • Newly admitted student fee of $200, covering room and key expenses
    • Non-Ohio domestic resident student fee of $700, covering instructional costs not eligible for state funding
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE                   

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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  • ANNUAL PAYMENT PLAN

    • 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.
  • MERIT-BASED AWARDS

    All students entering grades 7 through 9 will be automatically considered for merit-based awards. Gilmour considers Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities and application essays to determine merit-based award amounts, and financial need is not a factor. Students may be eligible to receive one or the other, but not both, the Excel or Inspire awards, which continue through graduation and will not be altered, augmented or replaced as long as students maintain eligibility. Merit-based awards do not need to be repaid.

    Excel Award
    Students who demonstrate leadership traits and excel on the ISEE exam, averaging in the 93rd percentile and above, are eligible for a $25,000 annual Excel Scholarship Award.
    Award recipients must maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (reviewed annually) and remain in good disciplinary standing.

    Inspire Award
    Well-rounded students who demonstrate high academic achievement, are involved in extracurriculars and serve as role models and sources of inspiration for their peers are eligible for a $2,500 to $12,500 annual Inspire Scholarship Award.
    Award recipients must maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA (reviewed annually), participate in at least one extracurricular activity each year and remain in good disciplinary standing.
  • MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN

    • 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.
  • NEED-BASED AWARDS

    Eligible students entering grades pre-K through 12 may apply for consideration for need-based awards ranging from $1,000 to full tuition. Generally, recipients can expect annual renewal of need-based awards as long as the student remains in good academic, behavioral and financial standing and provided that the family’s financial status remains consistent. Once a need-based award has been made, families typically have two weeks to accept, although this timeframe may be shortened depending on fund availability. Official award acceptance requires families to submit a signed enrollment agreement [link] and accompanying enrollment deposit. Tuition assistance may include a combination of the awards described below.
     
    Grants
    Grants are funded solely by Gilmour Academy to assist families with tuition and do not need to be repaid.

    Work-Study
    On-campus employment opportunities help foster student independence and lower his or her tuition.
    Participation in the work-study program requires application, physician approval and a work permit for minors.
    Opportunities include but is not limited to summer camp counseling, Upper School and guidance office administrative assistance, chapel maintenance, special events tasks and athletic team management and scorekeeping.

    Restricted & Endowed Scholarships
    Donor-funded scholarships may be available to students who meet unique criteria for qualifying and continued support

FAQs

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Mailing Address

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

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