Maximize your child’s talents at Gilmour Academy, where we provide an outlet and a stage from which our students express their authentic voices.
Whether they aspire to a career in performance, enjoy the arts as a pastime or simply wish to try something new, our diverse courses and extracurricular activities give Gilmour Academy students from 18 months to 18 years the opportunity to discover and express their unique voices.
In addition to electives and extracurricular activities, drama and music are incorporated into the curriculum at the Lower, Middle and Upper School levels, giving students of any background or talent the opportunity to explore, create and perform.

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  • Lower School

    • Toddlers (18 months- 3 years) take Music & Movement and creative expression and making is incorporated daily.
    • Grades 1-6 deliver Christmas and spring concerts. They learn an instrument at each grade level, receive formal vocal instruction and can participate in chorus. Sixth graders participate in the Middle School band.
    • We have partnered with Fairmount Center for the Arts to offer theater and dance instruction at the Lower School. Recent productions included “The Wizard of Oz” and “Charlotte’s Web.”
  • Middle School

    • During the Middle School’s performing arts block, all students choose between choir and band.
    • Students perform two concerts a year, at Christmas and in the spring.
    • Middle Schoolers present a musical each spring. Last year’s was “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
  • Upper School

    • Students choose from a variety of electives including Pops Ensemble, acting techniques, vocal performance and many more.
    • Student productions include a play and a musical each year. Recent performances were “The Tempest” and “Godspell.”
    • “Live Jive” is an annual highlight as students perform musical acts of their choosing on a Friday night on campus.

ENCORE Chamber Music

The premier summer chamber music festival and institute, ENCORE Chamber Music, calls the Gilmour Academy campus home. Founded and directed by outstanding violinist and Gilmour graduate Jinjoo Cho ‘06, the organization’s mission is to “empower, nurture and inspire young classical musicians through the unlimited exploration of musical interpretation and collaboration.”
For more information or to support or enroll, please visit:

Mailing Address

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

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