Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We value diversity at The Girls’ Middle School because every student’s educational experience is made better by acknowledging and actively seeking out diversity through all aspects of the school. Back in 1996, founder Kathleen Bennett wrote in her original prospectus, “GMS is committed to achieving a balance of staff and students from diverse backgrounds, as well as a range of income levels.”

We take this commitment seriously, embracing the vital role we can play in furthering educational equity in our larger community. At GMS, girls refers to gender expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth, and any girl-identified youth). 

A diverse student body enriches learning experiences in every classroom throughout our school. We cherish the distinctive perspectives and life experiences each student brings. These perspectives open our collective eyes to the world beyond our walls and lay the foundation for each girl’s personal growth.


Every single girl deserves a GMS education.You can’t typecast a GMS girl, because a GMS girl is every girl at her best.

Allie Caccamo ’12

The Bennett Scholars Program

It is impossible to talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion at The Girls' Middle School without mentioning The Bennett Scholars Program. The Bennett Scholars Program supports high-achieving girls who attend under-resourced elementary schools and often represent the first generation in their families to be college bound. GMS provides Bennett Scholars with a comprehensive three year scholarship and wrap-around support that includes laptops, lunches, uniforms, one-on-one tutoring, the costs of all trips and material expenses, and test prep even once they move on to high school.