The new school year has begun, and there’s still time to make the switch to New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS). Whether you are researching schools to find a better fit for your student, new to the area, or wanting to get a fresh start at a small, safe, and free public school that personalizes your student’s high school journey, NMSS is here for you. There is no cut off to our enrollment, so if your student needs more support or teachers who truly care and go the extra mile, give us a call.

At NMSS, we are committed to preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders in the competitive 21st century. To accomplish our mission, we cultivate a community that values both accountability and fun. We teach skills that are needed to thrive in this new millennium of technological advancement while deepening our relationships and interpersonal support systems that are equally important to thrive in the world today.

A Culture of Care and Support

Community is everything to us at NMSS. We put ourselves out there, lead by example, and show up for each other every day. We make the leap between high school and college into an easily accessible crossing. Knowing what our students need to develop skills for their course work and time planning, NMSS offers numerous resources to start our students out today with strong footing for their future.

We celebrate diversity and welcome all. Our students come from all walks of life, backgrounds and lifestyles. This diversity makes us stronger as a school community and helps prepare our students for life beyond high school. Drama, Art, Music, Volunteering (local beach clean up!), and many more clubs are driven by students that want to stay active, give back to the community and get the most out of their years with us.

Excellent Academics and Big School Sports

When looking at enrolling your student at NMSS, our close knit community and direct support for every student are at the top of the list of benefits your student will receive. We offer more than a top of the line education. Our excellent academics and dual enrollment for free college courses is paired with the opportunity to play on Gardena HS sports teams. This provides both a small school atmosphere and the fun of Friday night lights and stadiums filled with fans.

Our teachers and staff are continually improving skills to stay relevant in all subjects and offer excellent courses at NMSS. Data drives our instructional decisions and informs our NMSS teachers how to move forward to establish the best learning practices for each unique 9th – 12th grade learner. Enroll your student at New Millennium today to open new doors of connection and support!

If your student is falling through the cracks at a traditional big high school, please give us a call at 310-999-6162. We are here for you.


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 your student today!