Girls' Middle School

  • 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 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.

Top Placements

Girls' Middle School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1998

Student Body

Total Students204 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Girls' Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,040
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions DirectorRakiya Brown
Admissions AssociateShantya Martinez

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
SoccerSoftball,
Surf TeamTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Cooking Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
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 their 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 family interview. 
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palo Alto
    Grades: 6-12 | 430 students
    3.9 miles
    1310 Bryant St
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
    (650)328-3160
    3.9 6-12
    430
  • Altadena
    Princeton Montessori School
    All-girls  | Montessori School
    Grades: NS | 12 students
    314.4 miles
    922 E Mendocino St
    Altadena, CA 91001
    (626)794-2244
    314.4 NS
    12
  • Campbell
    Grades: PK-8 | 163 students
    11.3 miles
    90 E Latimer Avenue
    Campbell, CA 95008
    (408)370-3073
    11.3 PK-8
    163
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: 6-12 | 397 students
    307.5 miles
    11725 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    (310)873-7000
    307.5 6-12
    397
  • Oakland
    Grades: 6-8 | 145 students
    29.2 miles
    5000 MacArthur Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94613
    (510)632-6000
    29.2 6-8
    145

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Hello My daughter (15 years) will be coming with me to San Diego, and I look forward to search for a suitable school and close to the UCSD Extension (9500 Gilman Drive. La Jolla. CA 92093-0176 So can you help me to nominate the right school ?. Salahuddin Alghanim
- Posted by
5  
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
5  
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

Endorse Girls' Middle School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Sometimes a regular school is not the right fit for a child. Perhaps she needs an alternative school.
What are the attributes which make 21st century military schools so special? We find out in this article.
If you are looking for a college preparatory education with a military emphasis, then take a look at military schools.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Palo Alto, CA is $24,269 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).