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 our community for yourself.
Attendance at all events is optional. We seek to make the application process as simple and stress-free as possible. We encourage you to participate in these events as you have the time and interest.
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 these events.
View specific dates and register for any of these events through the Ravenna system.
Virtual Open House
Our Virtual Open House offers a wonderful opportunity for you and your 5th 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. In addition, you’ll find out what the experts have to say: a panel of current students and alums will answer your questions, and talk about their experiences at GMS and beyond.
Our Team: Lunch with Leadership Zoom Conversations
Join us at lunchtime for an informal and interactive gathering with our Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Director of Admission to talk about all things GMS. We are eager to answer your questions and 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 they’d like).
Our Voice: Student and Alum Zoom Panels
These events provide the opportunity to hear directly from current and alum students about their GMS experience. The student and alum panel has always been a highlight of our Open House. This year, we are offering a series of opportunities for you to connect with our students to hear what the experts have to say. Students will answer your questions, and talk about their experiences at GMS and beyond. These Zoom conversations are intended for the whole family (adults and applicants alike).
Our Community: Parent to Parent Zoom Conversations
Join us to meet and talk with current and alum parents at GMS. 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 dates are designated for gatherings by town, which might be helpful if you have questions about your commute, your local public high school transition, etc. But feel free to sign up for any event(s) that suit you. They are all open to everyone and 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 program and philosophy.
We hope to be able to offer Spring Parent Tours in April, 2021. Please check back closer to that date to learn more.