Julia Morgan School for Girls, the only all-girls middle school in the East Bay. Julia Morgan School for Girls is committed to creating a challenging and inspiring academic program that encourages each girl to recognize and meet her potential through individualized attention, cooperative learning, and the guidance of expert teachers. The faculty has developed a thoughtful curriculum, and subject areas are taught using an interdisciplinary approach designed when possible to integrate disciplines. The relational model is core to what we do at JMSG, and therefore cooperative learning, creative expression, and valuing each girl are emphasized.
JMSG believes girls should graduate with a deep sense of social responsibility. The program nurtures each girl's compassion and sense of social justice in every area of school life. Weekly advising check ins and activities, all-school assemblies, and social and emotional learning classes, develop girls' personal and social awareness, teaching them to empathize, give support, and tackle the complex moral issues that arise during adolescence. In academic classes, girls are engaged in explorations of culture as well as environmental, economic, and ethical issues. Service-learning guest speakers, field trips, and special all-school events such as the annual Gift of Giving, a community night of service, provide multiple perspectives and opportunities to connect with the larger community.