All applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Early registration is suggested as test sites fill up quickly. Applicants may take the ISEE at any test site. The fee is $105 at the group site (paper and pencil) and $185 at Prometrics (individual, on-line administration).
Due to a policy change with ISEE administration, students will be allowed to take the test two times during the JMSG admissions process. The ISEE score should be received by January 20, 2017. To ensure JMSG receives test results, parents must request ISEE to submit scores to JMSG. Our school code is 054288.
For more information on the test, including registration, dates, and locations, visit www.iseetest.org.
JMSG does not provide transportation to or from school. We encourage families to carpool with other families in their area. When transportation is required for school events like field trips, parent volunteers are recruited to provide transportation.
Yes. JMSG competes in the Middle School Sports League in Soccer, Basketball, and Volleyball depending on the season. We also have an intramural program for each seasonal sport once a week that focuses on skill development, knowledge of the game, and scrimmaging.
Advisory is a group of 11 or 12 girls from your grade who meet together with one teacher -- your “advisor” -- once a week. Your advising group and your advisor stays the same for a whole year, so you really bond closely. Every new school year, you have a new advisor and a new group of girls from your grade in your advisory. Advisory places an emphasis on supporting girls academically, socially, and emotionally through their three years of middle school. Advisory complements the academic and SEL programs by providing an opportunity for girls to take ownership of their personal growth in a more intimate setting. Advisory groups explore topics such as community, tolerance, and respect. In addition, the groups discuss upcoming school events and participate in a number of team-building activities throughout the year.
No problem! Just take a deep breath and ask the first person you see for help. The first two days of school are "orientation" days for all new 6th and 7th grade students. (The returning students come to school on the third day.) There are lots of fun activities to help you get to know other students and make new friends, learn your way around the school and get to know the teachers. During orientation you will also paint your chair. So by the time your classes begin, you have several new friends, you know all your teachers' names and you know your way around the school!