Welcome to GMS!

We are delighted you are taking a moment to explore The Girls’ Middle School and hope that our website conveys the joy, dynamism, and engagement that characterizes our school.

Since our founding in 1998, The Girls’ Middle School has provided a transformative educational experience for girls at a crucial time in their lives. By combining an intellectually engaging program with a nurturing learning community, GMS encourages girls to stretch themselves, take risks, think critically, and learn from each other. The curriculum invites girls to think deeply, wrestle with complex problems, write and speak with conviction, understand themselves, create strong communities, and express themselves in many forms.

GMS is committed to principles of progressive education. We put the student and learning community at the center of all we do, allowing the girls to become agents of their own learning. Hallmarks of the school include an abiding commitment to diversity and a robust social and emotional learning program that touches every aspect of the school. All GMS girls study computer science, start a company, use power tools, and produce a Shakespeare play.

We like to say, “Be brave. Be bold. Be GMS.” Please explore these pages to learn how we help middle school girls grow up to be hardy, handy, happy, and engaged young women of tomorrow. If you have any questions, please be in touch.

Jennifer Ayer
Head of School