About Us

About Us

Mission Statement

The Girls’ Middle School educates girls at a crucial time in life.  We create an inclusive environment where academic growth is nourished.  A GMS girl discovers her strengths and expresses her voice while respecting the contributions of others.

Guiding Principles

  • We believe in the benefits of an all-girls educational environment.
  • We practice project-based, hands-on learning that connects to real world situations.
  • We build our curriculum around critical thinking and problem solving.
  • We provide educational opportunities through math, science and technology that prepare young women for their future.
  • We encourage our students to seek challenges.
  • We assess students via a narrative assessment.
  • We value teachers’ expertise and passion.
  • We address the social and emotional needs of middle school girls.
  • We prepare our young women to live in a diverse cultural environment.

Why Only Girls?

Over the last 20 years, research has shown that girls think, interact, display leadership, and make decisions differently than boys. Studies point to educational disparities between the sexes, and found that, in mixed schools, girls routinely are called upon less, receive less feedback, and display lower self-esteem than boys.

Research has also demonstrated that girls at single-sex schools are more likely to take non-traditional courses in subjects that run against gender stereotypes, such as advanced math and physics. With fewer gender distractions, girls learn to be more competitive, accept leadership roles, and spend more time on schoolwork and personal interests.

Single-sex education is not merely a matter of separating girls and boys: it’s about making sure girls take center stage and applying insights from research on how they grow and learn. The combination of classroom, community, and culture makes an all-girl education a powerful and transformative experience.

To learn more about the benefits of attending a girls’ school, and what the research shows about all girls’ education, visit the National Coalition of Girls Schools website at www.ncgs.org or download a recent study on this topic, which was commissioned by NCGS:

Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College