Why a Girls’ School?

The Girls’ Middle School belongs to the girls. At GMS, girls refers to gender expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth, and any girl-identified youth).

GMS students are offered three remarkable years to learn how to advocate for themselves, how to collaborate, how to mentor one another, and how to lead. The combination of classroom, community, and culture makes a GMS education a transformative experience.

At GMS, girls take center stage:

  • every raised hand in a math classroom is a girl’s,
  • every student in computer science is a girl,
  • every child learning to skateboard and surf is a girl, and
  • every leadership position is filled by a girl.

Being a student at an all-girls school has a powerful influence on a girl’s sense that her voice matters. In a girls’ school, she feels comfortable during an often awkward time. We want each girl to learn to be happy with who she is, and also question and be curious. A GMS girl is supportive and kind to others, playful and silly, uninhibited and strong.

At The Girls’ Middle School girls thrive.

At a girls’ school, a girl occupies every role. Not only does she have a wealth of avenues for self-exploration and development, she has a wealth of peer role models.

National Coalition of Girls’ Schools

To learn more about the benefits of attending a girls’ school, visit the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools website or download the study on this topic, commissioned by NCGS.