A strong academic program is the backbone of New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS), a public 9th-12th grade high school in Gardena, California. We want our students to succeed in the competitive 21st century environment and set high goals and expectations for ourselves. Our tuition-free school is an engaged community where we have each others’ backs even if we sometimes douse those backs in buckets of water during an impromptu water fight! We care for one another and have a great time as we grow together. Join us for a high-quality education while enjoying yourself in a close-knit community. 

Come for the Education

At NMSS we want all of our 9th-12th graders to succeed. We are preparing you for your future with both college and career prep. We offer:

– personalized education that meets you where you are…and where you want to go. 

California’s A-G requirements & two diploma options: General & Millennium Scholar 


– college credit right here, for free, online or on campus.

– a connection to a college advisor before graduation. 

– advice and counseling for all.

– connection via social emotional learning which is as important as academics. 

Stay for the Community

It’s easy to have a good time at NMSS. We take our academics seriously, but having fun as a community is really important to us too: 

-Our engaged high school enjoys getting out into the community, like taking students to visit colleges, the Universal Technical Institute (UTI), and other places of student interest.

Community Service is required at NMSS because giving back strengthens us both as a school team and with our community around us.

-On-Campus Shenanigans: Lip sync battles. Turkey and Spring Bowl (think pie eating contests, dancing, and shout-outs.). 

-Active clubs like Cooking, GSA, and Music.

-Off-Campus Adventures: Beach days, arcades, and attending sporting events together.

-Playing big sports right on campus. Our small school plays sports on Gardena High’s teams so you have access to a well-established CIF athletic program. Or join us as we cheer on our athletes from the bleachers!

At our tuition free public high school, our academic game is strong and our community makes a big difference! It’s not too late– join our NMSS Warrior family and enroll today!

NMSS students bend over table with plate of whip cream and attempt to eat it with their hands tied behind their backs while other students look on.

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.