Julia Morgan School for Girls 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.