Jumpstart your child’s transition to high school at Gilmour Academy Middle School, where students are inspired to discover their true calling and serve a purpose greater than themselves.
At Gilmour’s Middle School, our seventh and eighth graders are afforded every opportunity to explore new passions and develop their talents in a highly individualized learning environment structured to ease the transition to a more independent high school experience.
Gilmour Middle School students enter ninth grade an average of two academic grade levels ahead of their peers.


List of 7 items.

  • Academic support and transitioning

    • 80-minute block scheduling, experienced and sophisticated faculty and small class sizes (approximately 15) reflect Upper School format and allow for complex analysis and mastery of content.
    • Students are assigned to advisory groups of 8 to 10 students, fostering dynamic faculty-student relationships that endure throughout high school and beyond.
  • Agility and adaptability

    • Integrated classroom technology keeps students at the forefront of 21st-century learning.
    • Yearly self-assessment presentations require students to earnestly examine goals, achievements, strengths and weaknesses for continuous growth.
  • Collaboration and leadership

    • Hands-on projects like Boat Float physics challenge engage the mind and foster a sense of group cooperation and achievement.
    • Student-led morning Convocation brings grades 7 and 8 together with Upper School students and faculty daily, instilling confidence and trust.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving

    • Academic course progression is flexible, allowing motivated students to pursue the subjects that interest them most.
    • Students are encouraged to challenge assumptions and consider ambiguity, leading adolescents from self-centered to self-aware, from the concrete to the abstract.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills

    • Self-directed summer reading program and optional Write Back prompts aid reading and writing comprehension in a fun, exploratory format.
  • Initiative

    • Early admission to Upper School math, language and science challenges motivated learners and jumpstarts the self-selection process.
    • Studies and projects reward innovative thinking and offer a safe testing ground for real ideas.
  • Spiritual awakening and moral decision-making

    • Study of religious texts and daily opportunity for reflection directs students of all faiths to seek connections and find purpose.
    • Students meet and work with area nonprofits and faith-based agencies through class service projects, providing opportunities to respond to a calling and affect real change.

Middle School Highlights

  • BYOD laptop program
  • Annual class trip to Washington, D.C. or Boston
  • Boat Float challenge
  • National History Day
  • LEGO Robotics engineering curriculum
  • Convocation with Upper School peers
  • Middle School band or choir
  • Workshop learning model—students hone their craft by reading and writing more frequently, on topics that are most important to them
  • Self-assessments, which provide the opportunity to reflect upon personal goals and habits, academic successes and challenges, and spiritual development
  • Programs such as Student Council, Digital Media Club and Power of the Pen


Loghan, 8th grade

“Gilmour is an awesome school because every day I spend here I learn more about myself. Thank you, Gilmour, for helping me become the person I am today.”


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of David Kilkenney

    Mr. David Kilkenney 

    Director of the Middle School
    (440) 473-8000 x5001
  • Photo of Rosalie Massey

    Mrs. Rosalie Massey 

    Administrative Assistant
    (440) 473-8111 (internal 5003)
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.