Getting to Know GMS

There are many ways to get to know GMS each season. We hope to be able to gather in person and welcome families and students to campus again in the 2022-23 school year. Dates and specifics for all events will be posted here when this site is updated on September 1, 2022. You will be able to register for all events when the Ravenna application opens on September 1, 2022. 

Every admission event is open and available to all families and we encourage you to participate in them as it is comfortable for you. 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 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.

Open House

Our 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.

We will offer either in person or virtual Open Houses in the 2022-23 season. Dates and specifics will be posted here on September 1, 2022.

Campus Visits and Tours 

We hope that we will once again be able to offer families and students the opportunity to visit our campus in person on a typical school day in the fall of 2022. Our students love to host fifth grade campus visitors and our parents enjoy answering questions from prospective families at campus tours. We will update this site on September 1, 2022, with more information about opportunities to visit GMS.

Parent Gatherings

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 program and philosophy.

We were not able to offer Spring Parent Tours in 2022 due to COVID safety protocols. We hope to be able to offer Spring Parent Tours again in the spring of 2023. Please check back closer to that date to learn more.