We believe in a broader definition of success.

Middle school can be more than a place to gain knowledge. It's also a place to build the skills and mindsets for a happy, purposeful life. We've designed a new model, based on developmental science, to realize the personal and academic potential of middle school in San Francisco.


Millennium School is an independent middle school in San Francisco. Our premise is that middle school should have both stronger academics - using Socratic seminars and project-based, real-world learning - and a stronger focus on developing the habits and mindsets that lead to happy, meaningful, purposeful lives as adults. After a three-year design process with leading educators, adolescent development experts, and parents and students, we opened in August 2016 with a school model that aspires to realize the full potential of the middle school years.