Girls' Middle School

180 N Rengstorff Avenue,
Mountain View, CA, 94043-0940
Tel: (650)968-8338
Grades: 6 - 8 | 148 students
The Girls' Middle School is committed to providing a positive and challenging learning environment that fosters self-esteem, empowerment and responsibility.
GMS promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits that through a stimulating curriculum that provides a well-rounded exposure to the arts and humanities while emphasizing science, math and computer technologies.
We apply a hands-on project based approach that allows students to collaborate and think critically.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
National Coalition of Girls
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 148 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 36%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,660
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Megan R. Miller
Admissions Associate Claire Ledwith

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports BasketballCross CountryDanceFlag FootballSoccer
SoftballSurf TeamTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
BasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
Surf TeamTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Skateboard Club,  Drama Club  Drama Club, Skateboard Club,

School Notes:

  • Criteria for Admission: The admission committee looks carefully at each application to assess her potential to thrive at GMS. Applicants are appraised in academic ability, creativity, problem-solving skills, interest in learning and her ability to work in groups. The fit between the student and GMS is also determined by recommendations from two teachers, along with a personal recommendation, past transcript, ISEE testing, and a personal interview

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oak Canyon School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Paul Lutheran Child Development Center (1.1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended May 14, 2013 - Dedicated faculty, out-of-the box thinking, and a very supportive environment. GMS truly lives the mission of providing a positive and challenging learning environment that fosters self-esteem, empowerment and responsibility. Not just your average private school: a completely different way of teaching and educating girls. Wish there had been a school like this when I was a girl! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - I am a former GMS student and I could go on forever about the education I have received from the school. It has not only taught me how to work in a group but it also helped me get to know who I am. It has sparked my interest and passions that I will continue to explore in high school. GMS has also given me the gift of confidence in who I am. The teachers and staff have helped me progress as a student and athlete. The education and skills each girl receives is priceless. There is no other school like GMS. I strongly recommend the school to any one who is interested. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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