Getting to Know GMS
There are many ways to get to know GMS this season. Every admission event is open and available to all families and we encourage you to participate in them as it is comfortable for you. We have created these events as a way to share what we believe is special about GMS and offer you the opportunity to experience the warmth of our community for yourself.
Attendance at all events is optional. We strive to make the application process as simple and stress-free as possible. We seek diversity through all aspects of the school and encourage all interested families to learn more about our program. You do not need to submit an application to participate in our events.
View specific dates and register for events through the Ravenna system.
Virtual Open Houses
Our Virtual Open House offers a wonderful opportunity for you and your fifth grader to experience the energy of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the warm atmosphere that makes our community special. You will hear from the Head of School, the Admission Team, and all GMS teachers. A panel of current students and alums will talk about their experiences at GMS, and you’ll have a chance to meet faculty and staff in their individual Zoom rooms to get your questions answered.
We will host our Virtual Open Houses on October 30 and December 5, 2021. We encourage you to register for one or the other through the Ravenna system.
Camps Visits and Tours
While we cannot welcome visitors to our campus during the school day, for the safety of our community, we do invite you and your daughter to visit our school after-hours. Our students look forward to taking you and your daughter on a tour in small, masked groups, and sharing their experience and enthusiasm with you. Members of our Admission Team and staff will also be available to answer questions. Register for a campus tour on Ravenna.
Join us - virtually or in person - to talk with current and alum GMS parents. These are informal opportunities to learn about our community from those who comprise it. The topics covered will be driven by your questions, and all questions are welcome. Some events are organized by town, which might be helpful if you have questions about your commute or your local public high school transition. Feel free to sign up for any of these events on Ravenna. All parents/guardians are most welcome!
Spring Parent Tours
For fourth grade families who are eager to learn more about The Girls’ Middle School, the Spring Parent Tour provides a preview of GMS before the admission process begins in the fall. This tour showcases how GMS lives our mission and allows you to observe classes during a typical day. In addition to observing teachers and students in action, you will hear from our Head of School and Assistant Head of School who will answer questions about our mission, program, and philosophy.
We were not able to offer Spring Parent Tours in 2021 due to COVID safety protocols. We hope to be able to offer Spring Parent Tours again in the spring of 2022. Please check back closer to that date to learn more.