Julia Morgan School for Girls


We are dedicated to the intellectual, creative, social and emotional growth of girls during their critical middle school years. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities and positive role models not fully afforded girls in coeducational institutions. We strive to create an arena for academic excellence, critical thinking, positive risk-taking, and the development of individual talents. Learning will extend beyond the walls of the classroom into the community to foster compassion and social responsibility.

Julia Morgan School for Girls is committed to creating a school community that reflects the remarkable diversity of the East Bay. In addition, we aspire to serve as a resource on girls' education for public and independent school educators.

Our school was created by a group of educators, parents and members of the community at large who believed that East Bay girls would be well served by the existence of a girls' middle school. As educators, they were inspired by the demonstrated successes of an all-girl education; as parents, they wanted the best for their daughters. The Founders believed a girls' school would enable girls to develop their individual voices and acquire the intellectual and social tools to realize their full potential.

The creators of the School brought a wide range of expertise in teaching, education administration, gender equity, child psychology, art, journalism, science, and law. They came together in the fall of 1996 from diverse backgrounds but united in a singular vision - to create an all-girls' middle school.


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Marcia Bedford
Assistant Head of School/Admission Director