Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Girls’ Middle School strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community. An integral part of the mission of the school is to develop a student body from diverse backgrounds, including families from all income levels. The Financial Aid program is one tool used to accomplish this goal. Offering financial aid to high-achieving girls who could not otherwise afford an independent school education enriches both the school and the learning environment for all students. Financial aid at The Girls’ Middle School is need-based. All families receiving financial aid must qualify on a yearly basis through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School Services for Financial Aid process. No merit scholarships are given at GMS.  Financial aid applications are considered independently from students’ applications for admission.  After the student has been admitted, the financial aid application is considered. The admission and financial aid decisions are mailed together whenever possible to help families make the decision for their daughter to attend GMS.

Complete Tuition Assistance includes tuition, cost of all field trips, uniforms, graduation, and a yearbook.  Assistance also includes transportation and after school academic support if needed.

 

Partial Tuition Assistance covers only a portion of the tuition.

To Apply for Financial Aid

If you would like to apply for financial aid please submit the Request for Financial Aid Information form to Holly V. Zuklie, Director of Financial Aid, as soon as possible. We will send you the necessary forms and instructions after we receive your Request for Financial Aid Information form.

To apply, families must provide the following forms by February 14, 2014:

  • Parents’ Financial Statement
  • Tax returns for the past and current year
  • IRS form 4506

If you have further questions please see Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid In addition, Holly V. Zuklie, the Director of Financial Aid, is happy to address any questions you may have. She can be reached at hvzuklie@girlsms.org or 650.968.8338, ext. 133.