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Parent Events:

Coffee with the Counselors
Coffee with the Counselors is an opportunity for parents to informally talk with the MBMS school counselors and other parents about the middle school experience and the whole child: How to navigate middle school both academically and socially, how to work with different teaching personalities, handling peer-to-peer relations, transitioning grade levels and how to access the counselor, just to name a few.  You can sign up to attend Coffee with the Counselors here.

8th Grade Parents: If you still have questions about Mira Costa or missed the parent night at the beginning of March here is a link with more info:



Homework club: For all students who want to get a jump on their homework right after school, come to the Homework Club. It meets Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room 126. There is no meeting on Fridays.

Tutoring List:
click here

Study Hut:
FREE tutoring is available on Wednesday’s from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in room 126 for those who need some homework help.

Next Generation Leaders offers weekly small-group classes for 4th-10th graders during the school year and summer.


School Resources:

Authorization For Exchange of Information Form

School Based Counseling Consent Form

PE Participation Restriction Form

Mira Costa High School Math Pathways 2016-17


Tips for Parents on a Successful Transition to Middle School (
​An educational guide about bullying and substance abuse:

Beach Cities Health District:

South Bay Families Connected: 
Teen Resources topics such as Stress, Bullying, Social Media and Technology, Depression and Mental Heath Challenges, Parents Divorcing, Relationships, Grief and Body Image

Thelma McMillan:
An out-patient, non-profit, hospital-based treatment center offering a full array of programs, from alcohol and drug prevention services and education, to state-of-the-art outpatient treatment for adults and teens.

Clear Recovery Center:
An adolescent out-patient program tailored for individuals 13-17. At Clear Recovery Center, we focus on working with adolescents and their families to get them back involved in the stream of life with an emphasis on addiction education, relapse prevention, academic goals and a healthy lifestyle.

The Gathering Place:
Offers a variety of services, including support groups that specialize in bereavement services for adults, teens and children

South Bay Youth Project: 
[email protected]

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 
800-273-TALK. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

Grandparents Raising Children:
Join a weekly discussion group for grandparents who are helping to raise or are raising their grandchildren. Click HERE for more information.


Starting February 27 2017, South Bay Social Skills presents a six week mindfully-based workshop for girls providing tools to improve self-confidence, strengthen interpersonal and communication skills, and increase compassion towards self and others. Click HERE or the flyer.


Counseling Referrals*:
For individual counseling referrals, please contact your students grade level counselor.
**Manhattan Beach Middle School does not endorse any individual therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist.**