Gilmour Academy

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Gilmour Academy
GilmourAcademy Crest.png
34001 Cedar Road
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
United States
Coordinates 41°30′14″N 81°26′13″W / 41.50389°N 81.43694°W / 41.50389; -81.43694Coordinates: 41°30′14″N 81°26′13″W / 41.50389°N 81.43694°W / 41.50389; -81.43694
Motto To develop the competence to see and the courage to act in creating a more humane and just society.
Established 1946
Head of School Kathleen Kenny
Faculty 70.1 (on a FTE basis)
Grades PK-12
Enrollment Total: 685 (including 42 PK students) (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 9.2
Campus Suburban, 144 acres (0.58 km2)
Color(s) Blue & Grey         
Nickname Lancers

Gilmour Academy is an independent, Roman Catholic, coeducational, college-preparatory day and boarding school in the Cleveland suburb of Gates Mills, Ohio. Founded in 1946 by the Brothers of Holy Cross, it offers a Montessori preschool program through grade 12. A boarding program is available to students in grades 7–12. Gilmour Academy is chartered through the state of Ohio; accredited through the Independent School Association of Central States (ISCACS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), and the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES).


Gilmour Academy's main administrative building

Gilmour's 144-acre (0.58 km2) campus has experienced significant growth and expansion in recent years. The Lynn and Michael Kelley Middle School and Fine Arts Building houses a Broadcast Media Center where students can learn and practice with digital media technology. The chapel serves as a venue for liturgical events and student convocation. Gilmour’s Athletic Center houses two NHL-sized ice rinks and a fitness center. New artificial turf was installed in 2004 in a multiple-use field for football, soccer, and lacrosse. In 1989 a new gymnasium and aquatic center complete with new locker rooms were completed.


Gilmour Academy was founded in 1946 when a group of Brothers of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana began a select boarding school which was named in honor of Bishop Richard Gilmour, the second Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and a champion of Catholic education. The school opened in 1946 with a faculty of nine Brothers and an initial enrollment of 45 eighth and ninth grade boys. The following year, the school shifted to a four-year curriculum. Gilmour added its Middle School in 1973. In 1982, Gilmour merged with Glen Oak School, making it a coeducational institution. The Lower School and Montessori preschool program were established in 1995. In the fall of 2013, the Montessori program was expanded to include students 18-months to age 9.

Boarding program[edit]

Murphy Residence Hall.

Gilmour maintains a boarding program for students in grades 7–12. Gilmour has resident students from both the United States and various other countries around the world such as Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, China, Spain, and India. The residence program includes supervised study hall, chaperoned activities, and personal advising and mentoring.


Gilmour's athletic teams are known as the Lancers. Gilmour competes in the Ohio High School Athletic Association and will compete in the North Coast League beginning in the 2018-19 school year.[2]

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

* tie

Notable alumni[edit]


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