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 (2021-22)

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

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

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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.: 48%
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. 
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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 (2021-22)

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

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