The 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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 204 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,200
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1998

Student Body

Total Students
204 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
The Girls' Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 6
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director
Sue Kramer
Admissions Associate
Maria Garcia

Sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Girls' Middle School cost?
The Girls' Middle School's tuition is approximately $39,200 for private students.
What schools are The Girls' Middle School often compared to?
The Girls' Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Castilleja School by visitors of our site.
What sports does The Girls' Middle School offer?
The Girls' Middle School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. The Girls' Middle School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for The Girls' Middle School?
The application deadline for The Girls' Middle School is Jan. 6.

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
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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!
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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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 204 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $39,200
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 6
  • Source: Verified school update

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