Why, hello there! Welcome! We’re so glad you are here. We want to show you around our fun-filled campus here at New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS), a tuition-free 9th-12th grade high school in Gardena, California. We’ve been a charter school here since 2008, preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders.

All Doors Are Open

At our small, tuition-free 9-12 high school, our students are greeted by name and a big smile the moment they arrive- we’re happy to see you!

NMSS’s main office is the heart of information for students, parents, teachers, and staff alike. We’re here for ALL the questions! Inside, we hold space for our principal, administrators, and counselors. Can’t remember your schedule? Come here. Want help with college financial aid? We’ve got you covered. Need a work permit so you can get a job outside of school? Got one…and we might even have a suggestion of who is hiring. Having a rough day and just want to see a friendly face. Yup, we’re here for that too. We’re here for you exactly how you are, right now. 

Class Room For All 

Inside our roomy classrooms, we gather as groups and for customized help as every student deserves to grow into their full potential. We meet you where you are and encourage your huge potential- no really, you can do great things.

We celebrate culture, transforming our spaces like Ms. Peet did for her Spanish classes’ Dia De Los Muertos exploration. Students learned about the history of this important day, new language, and infused art into dioramas.

Speaking of, we recently held an entire day devoted to culture, particularly the FOOD. Yum. This was too big for a classroom so we held it outside in our amazing courtyard…the hub of our engaged public high school. 

Small School, Big Spaces

Our generous outside space that we use for school assemblies, performances, sporting events, practices, and even eating lunch is where we love coming together! This is where we catch up, throw a ball, host our college fair and hold our famous lip-sync challenge!

NMSS student in hooded purple Lakes sweatshirt holds arm back preparing to toss a football and surrounded by students milling about in outside NMSS courtyard.

Sports Center

Okay, so NMSS has many perks including free college credit, personalized attention with your own advisor, career planning, clubs, and awesome teachers, but did you also know that you can play on Gardena High’s sports teams? That’s right, after getting a lot of academic focus during the day, stretch out on the big athletic field or run down the basketball court at our next-door neighbor’s facilities. Best of both school worlds!

NMSS players on Gardena High football team line up on field under bright lights.

NMSS tours are available in-person- call us at 310-999-6162 to make an appointment and we’ll show you around. We can’t wait to meet you! Join our NMSS 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.