Small size. Big benefits. Our size is precisely what allows us to offer strong academics, support that is unique to you, and a community that cares. Here are five big benefits you can expect when you attend New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS), a tuition-free high school located in Gardena, California.

1. Everyone Knows Your Name

At NMSS each 9th-12th grader who walks through our doors is known by name, making school feel more like a family than a large institution. We’re here to cheer each other on and even give a little accountability along the way. When you’re feeling down, confused, excited, or frustrated, we get it. Our small campus is a safe and secure learning environment. Our staff know our students personally, and check in with them every day. We offer student support services and can link students to outside resources if they need them. 

2. Personalized Support

We have high expectations for our students at NMSS: meet California’s A-G graduation requirements, 75 hours of community service, and college credit by the time you graduate. We do this so we can guide you along the way and open doors for what you want to do after high school. You have an advisor and time to meet regularly so you can share concerns about keeping up or celebrate how far you’ve come. We’re here for all of it.

3. College & Careers

High school students face many decisions about their future, whether it be college, vocational training or entering the workforce. At our engaged school, we’re here to help. We can talk about ideas, help fill out applications, research financial aid, and walk you through all the steps each path takes. Given our small size, we can also visit college campuses, vocational schools, and places you are curious about- perhaps a music production studio or fashion institute? We’ll make it happen!

4. Big Sports

Sometimes you may have the benefit of a small school but suffer from weak or non-existent athletic offerings. Not so at NMSS! We get to join any of the Gardena High CIF sports teams so you can get the academic support you need while playing the big sports like soccer, football, basketball, and tennis.

5. Fun Times

Beach Day, Turkey Bowl, Senior Week, college visits: it’s just easier to get around when you’re a small school. We take full advantage of that and take students all over the place. We also have fun on-campus, with lip sync challenges, water fights, and a college career fair– not just for one grade but for the whole school.

There are so many advantages to having a small school. Join our NMSS Warrior family and enroll today!

About NMSS

The New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) is a charter high school in Gardena, CA committed to preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders in the competitive 21st century.  NMSS was created to address the rising global competitive environment for talent. Our students enjoy a small school education with big school sports and accredited community college classes. Enroll today.