Annual Fund for Gilmour


Annual Fund for Gilmour

There is still time to make your Annual Fund gift!
The Annual Fund for Gilmour closes on June 30, 2018.
Make your gift today at www.gilmour.org/giving!
Questions? Contact Senior Annual Giving Officer Elizabeth Blanchfield at
(440) 473-8091 or blanchfielde@gilmour.org
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

    • 90-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 Boat Float


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
  • Day at the Park at Holden Arboretum
  • 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, the Entrepreneurship Club and the Newscasting

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.”


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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.