Est. 2014

About Gilman School

Gilman School is a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade independent school located in Baltimore City. It serves families from a broad variety of neighborhoods in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. There are three school divisions: Lower School, grades pre-kindergarten through five; Middle School, grades six through eight; and Upper School, grades nine through twelve. The programs and curriculum are specifically designed to be developmentally appropriate for boys and follow a logical sequential progression leading from one grade to the next.

About Bridges at Gilman School

Bridges at Gilman School opened in 2014 under the direction of Ned Harris, who continued to lead the program up until his retirement in 2021. The first summer began with one class of rising fourth graders. Those same students are now twelfth graders and younger classes of students have come behind them each year. The Gilman site is now led by Dave Menard, who also directs the Elementary/Middle Program at Bridges at Gilman.

Bridges at Gilman currently serves 87 public school students in grades 4-12 and engages about 60 upper school students each year from Gilman School, Bryn Mawr School, and Roland Park Country School. The Gilman School provides in-kind fiscal sponsorship, in-kind year-round facilities, and in-kind back-office support.

Bridges at Gilman visits the Orioles during the Bridges Summer Institute.
Students focusing on academics at the Bridges at Gilman After School Program.
Project-based learning between students and volunteers.

Get Involved

Upper School students from Gilman School, Bryn Mawr School, and Roland Park Country School have year-round volunteer opportunities in programs for Bridges’ youngest students:

  • Become an After School Tutor: The Bridges Elementary After School Program runs from September to May. Upper School volunteers commit to one season at a time and help guide enrichment activities and provide 1-on-1 homework help to their 4th and 5th grade buddies.  
  • Become a Summer Counselor: The Bridges Elementary / Middle Summer Institute runs for five weeks in June/July. Volunteer roles for Upper School students last for two weeks and include assisting in the classroom, helping to chaperone field trips, coordinating special activities, and being an overall positive presence at Bridges.  

Please contact Annelise Royles at for more information.  

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