Admission Timeline Grades 7-PG for the 2024-2025 School Year

Welcome to Gilmour and congratulations on taking the first step in your high school selection process! Gilmour Academy is uniquely positioned as both an independent and Catholic school. What does that mean? It means that we are curricularly aligned with the independent schools in the area while also being affiliated with the Catholic diocese. Our Holy Cross mission is at the core of all that we do at Gilmour.
Because our academics are aligned with those of the other independent schools, we follow the independent school admission timeline.
Detailed below are the steps and timeframe for our application process:
    • Make sure you have completed an online inquiry for each applicant to receive Admission notifications and access to the online application, where you will be able to complete and submit all the components needed to apply.
    • Schedule your Family Campus tour (via the online application) and/or register to attend one of our Prospective Parent Coffees (you can register at Attending at least one of these is a required part of our application process.
    • Students can register for a Shadow Experience via their online application. Families are encouraged to take a Family Campus Tour or attend a Prospective Parent Coffee prior to their student attending a Shadow Experience.
    • Students should register for the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) by visiting visit the ISEE website. When registering, choose to have your child’s scores sent to Gilmour. Our school code is 362270. The test will be offered on Gilmour’s campus throughout the fall and winter, but can be taken at a variety of other locations as well.
      • Please know that the scores from the ISEE exam will differ significantly from other standardized tests your child has taken to date. ISEE results are based on the population of students nationwide who are applying to independent schools, which is a highly competitive academic population. Most other tests your child has taken provide percentile scores compared to all children nationwide in that grade and age group.
      • The diocesan or other Catholic high schools use tests that report national norms and percentiles, not independent school norms and percentiles. Thus, the diocesan scores will naturally tend to be higher, but do not necessarily predict greater success at one school versus another. The tests should not be compared to each other as equal measures.
      • If your child would like to prepare for the test ahead of time, Gilmour offers an ISEE Test Prep class on September 30. 
      • Whether it’s your first Open House or you’re coming back for another look, we hope you can join us at our Fall Open House on Sunday, October 8.
      • Shadow experiences and tour dates available beginning in early October. Register via the online application.
      • Send requests via the online application to current school for grades and recommendations.
      • If applying for need-based tuition assistance, parents should begin completing the required paperwork. With regard to merit-based awards, all applicants are automatically considered and no additional paperwork is needed. For more information on tuition assistance, visit

      • You and your student should begin working on the parent/student questionnaire portion of the online application.
      • Application and need-based tuition assistance deadline is January 12, 2024.
      • Admission decisions are mailed on February 9, 2024.
      • Deadline to accept admission offer is February 29, 2024.
We are here to help you every step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Admission Team if we can be of assistance or if you have any questions.
Director of Admission:
Dan DeCrane
(440) 473-8064
Admission Coordinator:
Christina Hollis
(440) 473-8000 x1403
Admission Coordinator:
Jeanne Tippen
(440) 473-8050
Chief Enrollment Management, Tuition Assistance, Marketing & Communications Officer:
Beth Lazzaro
(440) 473-8016
“To develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society.”
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.