At the heart, Gilmour students of any age are recognized as people on a journey of faith, effective communicators, analytical and reflective thinkers, effective problem-solvers, self-directed and curious learners, collaborative team members and, most importantly, morally responsible individuals.
 
From our youngest students enrolled in our early-childhood Montessori program (one of only six in Ohio to achieve accreditation from the American Montessori Society) to our Upper School’s graduating class, all — including faculty — are involved in service, giving back to the community through mission trips, volunteer trips to food banks, senior citizen facilities and homeless shelters, and tutoring at inner-city schools. Yearly grade-level retreats promote team-building through activities such as challenging ropes courses.
 
For the 15 percent of upper school students who live on-campus — the young men and women hailing from an average of five nations and 15 states — Gilmour’s boarding program provides an additional level of support and nurturing to prepare students academically, spiritually and personally for the challenges and joys of life in our 21st-century, global community.

According to a 2013 article in the Educational Studies journal, a coed environment “dramatically improves” communication, problem-solving and collaboration skills over a single-gender education. Weekly faculty-led advisory groups of eight to 10 students provide opportunities for personalized guidance, mentoring and relationship-building, motivating students to reach for and achieve their true potential.
 
We are actively seeking students who will thrive in Gilmour’s unique holistic, independent environment. We look forward to welcoming you onto our campus and into our community.

Application Process

List of 4 items.

  • Montessori Toddler - Kindergarten (18 mos. to 5 yrs.)

    Schedule a campus tour and classroom visit. Individual tours are offered throughout the school week. Call or email Associate Director of Admission Nadia Dreger at (440) 473-8165 or dregern@gilmour.org to schedule.

    Montessori preschool and kindergarten students will complete a brief learning assessment during their visit.
     
    Important Dates
    January 29, 2018: Application deadline
    February 23, 2018: Notification of admission and tuition assistance decisions to families
    March 9, 2018: Family responses due to school

    Note: Applicants for the Montessori program are ineligible to receive tuition assistance.
     
    Important Contacts
    To request an information, schedule campus tours and classroom visits and to answer any questions, contact the Lower School Admission Director Nadia Dreger at (440) 473-8165 or dregern@gilmour.org.
  • Lower School (grades 1-6)

    Schedule a campus tour and classroom visit. Individual tours are offered throughout the school week. Call or email Associate Director of Admission Nadia Dreger at (440) 473-8165 or dregern@gilmour.org to schedule.

    Students entering grades 1-6: Contact Nadia Dreger to schedule a full-day shadow visit. Students in grades 5 and 6 will also need to take the Independent School Entrance Exam and indicate you would like your scores sent to Gilmour (school code 362270).  Applicants for grades 1-4 will complete a brief learning assessment during the course of their scheduled visit day.

    Complete and submit the online application (available mid-September) by the deadlines below.
     
    Important Dates Grades 1-3 
    January 29, 2018: Application deadline
    February 23, 2018: Notification of admission and tuition assistance decisions to families
    March 9, 2018: Family responses due to school

    Important Dates Grades 4-6 
    December 8: 2017: Application and tuition assistance deadlines*
    January 12, 2018: Notification of admission and tuition assistance decisions to families
    January 26, 2018: Family admission responses due to school
    January 29, 2018: Rolling admission begins
     
    *Note: You may take the ISEE Test December 16, and it will be accepted for our December 8 application deadline.

    Important Contacts
    To request information, schedule campus tours and classroom visits and to answer any questions, contact the Lower School Admission Director Nadia Dreger at (440) 473-8165 or dregern@gilmour.org.
  • Middle & Upper School (grades 7-12)

    Schedule a full-day student shadow day. Parent tours are also offered throughout the school week, and we encourage parents to attend one of our admission events to learn more about Gilmour. Tours and shadow days can be scheduled by contacting Admission Coordinator Jeanne Tippen at (440) 473-8050 or tippenj@gilmour.org.

    Complete and submit the online application (available mid-September) by the deadlines below.

    Applicants for Grades 5-12 must submit standardized test results. In order to qualify for a Merit Award, you must take the ISEE, which Gilmour administers on its campus six times a year. To register, log on to iseetest.org or call (800) 446-0320; indicate you would like your scores sent to Gilmour (school code 362270).  Gilmour also accepts the SSAT. The PSAT is acceptable for Grade 11 applicants; the SAT or ACT is required for Grade 12 applicants.

     
    Important Dates
    December 8, 2017: Application and tuition assistance deadlines*
    January 12, 2018: Notification of admission and tuition assistance decisions to families
    January 26, 2018: Family admission responses due to school
    January 29, 2018: Rolling admission begins
     
    *Note: The December 16 ISEE test at Gilmour will be accepted for the December 8 application deadline.
     
    Important Contacts
    To request an information packet, schedule campus tours and shadow visits and to answer any questions, contact Jeanne Tippen, admission coordinator, at (440) 473-8050 or tippenj@gilmour.org.
  • International Students in Asia

    Gilmour Academy has partnered with The Cambridge Institute of International Education to properly place all applicants from Asia during their admissions process.

    Please contact gilmour@thecambridgeinstitute.org with questions or to begin the application process.

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Gilmour Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, gender and national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs or athletic and other school programs.

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.