Take part in our campaign to educate the mind and empower the heart.
As an accredited independent Catholic school in Northeast Ohio, Gilmour Academy is unique in our ability to teach the whole child. Students are prepared—not just academically but also personally and spiritually—to discover the person they’re called to be.
Founded in 1946 by the Brothers of Holy Cross, Gilmour empowers students of all faiths to ask tough questions, think critically and grow spiritually. Through religious studies, social service and an emphasis on leadership, students from 18 months to 18 years emerge with a strong moral compass and sense of purpose, ready to apply their talents to making the world a more just and humane place.

At A Glance

List of 8 items.


    • An independent, Catholic, coed, college-preparatory school in Gates Mills, Ohio
    • Residential and day programs

    • Located in Gates Mills, Ohio, 15 miles east of downtown Cleveland
    • Historic 144-acre campus

    • Approximately 775 students-18 months through Grade 12
    • Represent 19 states and 9 countries
    • 30% practice faiths other than Catholicism

    74 faculty, 77% with advanced degrees in their field

    • Community partners and mentors for immersive, hands-on experience
    • Local and international social service projects
    • Tight-knit family feel lasts long after students' days on campus
    • Active alumni network throughout the country remains connected through social media, alumni networking events throughout the U.S. and Reunion Weekend each June

    • Average class size of 15 students
    • Teacher:student ratio 1:9
    • 75-minute, Socratic-style classes for deep engagement and mastery for students in Grades 7-12
    • The daily schedule for students in Grades 7-12 includes a daily community block where students have an opportunity to choose various clubs and activities. This 50-minute flexible-use block—inclusive of lunch—allows for off-campus experiences and co-curricular pursuits, meetings with teachers during office hours, engaging in physical activity at one of our athletic facilities, working on assignments in a study hall, and so on.

    • 47 athletic teams, including 11 male, 11 female and 2 coed varsity teams
    • 2 ice rinks, 1 natatorium, 6 tennis courts, 1 multi-sport stadium with turf and lights, 1 baseball stadium with turf, 1 multi-sport gymnasium, 1 multi-court field house, 1 indoor golf simulator, 1 all-weather golf practice green and multiple outdoor athletic fields

    • 75 extracurricular offerings outside athletics
    • State-of-the-art audiovisual media lab
    • Speech and debate team ranked top 5% nationally

Will, current senior

"I chose Gilmour because of its family-like community. Here, everyone is known and supported by the community to not only be themselves, but to use their talents to help lift and enrich the greater good. At Gilmour, I was able to find my confidence and discover my talents as a student and as a leader."

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

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