Affording GMS

The Girls’ Middle School strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community. An integral part of our mission is to develop a student body from diverse backgrounds, including families from all income levels.

To achieve this goal, we offer two types of tuition assistance: Financial Aid and The Bennett Scholars Program.

Tuition for 2020-2021

The tuition for all students in the 2020-21 academic year is $37,300. Homework club and course textbooks are included. Additional costs for uniforms, hot lunch, and some after school activities are not included in the tuition amount.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is a need-based assistance program providing tuition assistance to families who need help covering a portion of the current GMS tuition.

The Bennett Scholars Program

The Bennett Scholars Program supports high-achieving girls who attend under-resourced elementary schools and often represent the first generation in their families to be college bound. In addition to tuition, we provide Bennett Scholars with laptops, lunches, uniforms, one-on-one tutoring, and the costs of all trips and material expenses. The program is funded through the generosity of our parents, alumnae, and members of the community.

To Apply

Families must submit the following forms to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School and Student Services by February 5, 2021.

  • Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)
  • Tax returns for the past and current year
  • IRS form 4506

Further instructions for applying for financial aid will be mailed to all GMS applicants in January. FAQs about Financial Aid.

For More Information

Holly Varian Zuklie
Director of Financial Aid
650-968-8338 x160

María Peréz Árons (en español)
Bennett Scholars Program Director
650-968-8338 x102