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 for admission to participate in our events.
View specific dates and register for events through the Ravenna system.
Our Open House is a one-stop shop 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. This event is for fifth grade families only. Spanish translation will be available at both Open Houses. Please register to attend an Open House through your Ravenna account.
Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at GMS
Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at GMS
Campus Visits and Parent Tours
During a Campus Visit, students experience a typical school day and gain a personal sense of life at GMS. Visiting students will be paired with a sixth grade host who will be their buddy as they attend classes together throughout the morning. Parents are welcome to stay for a Parent Tour, during which the Admission Team is available for Q&A and current GMS parent volunteers are available to show you around school. View specific dates and register for a Campus Visit / Parent Tour through the Ravenna system.
Campus Visit: 8:15am - 12:10pm on selected dates in the fall
Parent Tour: 8:15am - 9:30am on selected dates in the fall
Our informal Parent Gatherings offer an opportunity to talk with current and alum GMS parents about their GMS experience. The topics covered will be driven by your questions, and all questions are welcome. Some events are in person and organized by location, which might be helpful if you have questions about your commute or your local public high school transition, for example. Other events will be hosted on Zoom and are not location-specific. Some events are in Spanish. View specific dates and register for events through the Ravenna system. All parents/guardians are most welcome!
Families of Color Community Conversation
We invite families of color to join us for an interactive conversation with GMS staff and parents/guardians. Members of our community will share their experiences and reflections on GMS and our ongoing efforts to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students and families. We hope you will join us and bring your questions! Spanish translation is available at this event. Register for this event through the Ravenna system.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Zoom
Leadership Team Q&As
Join our Head of School and Assistant Head of School on Zoom to talk about all things GMS. This is an informal and interactive Q&A meeting where you can get your questions answered; we’ll also share our thoughts on the middle school experience, our progressive philosophy, the magic of GMS’s hands-on curriculum, and more. This event is intended for parents and guardians (though students are welcome to attend if interested). Feel free to register for one of these events through the Ravenna system.
Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Zoom
Thursday, December 15, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Zoom
Financial Aid Information Session
We encourage all families to learn more about tuition assistance at GMS. We are committed to enrolling students from all backgrounds and we make admission decisions independent of a student’s application for financial assistance.The Financial Aid Information Session is an opportunity to learn more about financial assistance options and how to apply for Financial Aid. We will review the process, documents required, and timeline. There will be an opportunity to ask general questions about Financial Aid and the Bennett Scholars Program. Spanish translation is available for this event. Please register for this event through the Ravenna system. Please contact our office for additional questions or individual assistance.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Zoom