Maya: This is it! High school!
Riley: We're gonna own this place!
Maya and Riley
Friendships can come apart in high school. I guess I just never thought that it could actually happen to us.
Riley to Maya

Girl Meets High School (Part 1) is the first episode in season 3 of Girl Meets World and the 52nd episode overall. It aired on June 3, 2016 to 1.9 million viewers.


Riley, Maya, Lucas and Farkle are now freshmen in high school, and quickly learn what it is like to no longer be "kings" of the school.


The episode begins with two girls, who appear to be Riley and Maya look-a-likes, standing in front of the door, claiming that they were going to own high school. The girls then open the doors, knocking them over and repeating what they said.

The gang (now including Smackle) begins to explore the high school when three seniors show up and tell them to get in the "hole". Maya and Lucas try and stand up them, but ultimately do not succeed, and Lucas starts to realize he can no longer protect them. Meanwhile, Ava is trying to deal with her constantly arguing parents.

In class, Riley and Lucas begin to disagree on whether or not the seniors are trying to help them or mess with their heads. After school they decide to look around and meet the high school cheerleaders and football players, who intimidate Lucas. The kids decide to blame Cory, saying that he made them feel special in middle school, and now they don't feel like they run anything, and they start to question if they are prepared for high school.

Back in the hole, Riley and Lucas fight again about putting too much faith in the seniors. Riley believes that it is a good thing to stay in the hole, while Lucas thinks that Riley is going too far. Lucas, Zay, Farkle, and Smackle all leave Riley and Maya by themselves in the hole.

The girls are doing homework in Topanga's and realize that the boys and Smackle are not going to come. The seniors show up again and admit that even though they were teasing the gang, they were also teaching a valuable lesson. Farkle shows up and says that Riley shouldn't trust complete strangers. Riley gets upset and tells him that all that matters is that friends aren't supposed to leave.

The next day, Maya and Riley wait for the rest of the gang to come, but they all completely ignore them and continue walking. Ava returns and tells the Matthews that her father has left, and she needs someone who understands to help. Maya gives her advice and says that although she'll sit by herself and believe its her fault, to remember that it's not and to stick by her friends. She then goes to a crying Riley and tells her that people leave sometimes, and that it's not her fault.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

International Premieres

  • August 2, 2016 (Australia)
  • September 15, 2016 (Israel)
  • November 2, 2016 (Brazil)
  • November 7, 2016 (Latin America)


Farkle: You know, I'm glad we're here together, Isadora. It gives me a feeling I can only describe as-
Isadora: Stuck?
Farkle: Isadora, Farkle finding the one and only Smackle lets me know the universe has order, and our existence is not just random coincidence.
Lucas: I'm Lucas, and these are [to Riley]...what would you like to be called?
Riley: Girlfriend.
Lucas: [referring to Maya] And this is-
Maya: Girlfriend. Equally as much.
High School Cheerleader: Girlfriendses?
Maya: It's complicated.
Cory: I was fine in middle school. I'm cut out there forever, talking about whatever I wanted, and you suckers believed everything I said... But you had to bring me here. I got to teach stuff now! That is not why I got into this.
Maya: Bird!
Riley: Ooh!
Maya: [to Lucas] How am I in a triangle with that?!
Farkle: You ruined our first day of high school, Riley.
Lucas: I can't protect you guys anymore.


  • According to Michael Jacobs, the two-part premiere garnered 1.9 million views and 200,000 illegal views (via stream and/or downloads), on top of those who viewed it in advance via the Disney Channel app.[1]
  • A new title sequence is introduced, an homage directed by Ben Savage. It features the cast recreating the opening credits from seasons 5-7 of Boy Meets World
  • First appearance of Abigail Adams High School, with the mascot being the Patriots.
  • The first scene with the school doors is a callback to a similar sequence when Cory and Shawn unwittingly knocked over two fellow students in the BMW episode "Back 2 School."
  • First appearances of Thor, Nikki , Francesca, and Marly Evans.
  • Unlike Riley and Lucas, Farkle gets a new book bag, a gray pack to replace his previous red one.
  • Mr. Matthews' World History Class is Room 218.
  • A representation honoring Mr. Feeny's parting words of wisdom is seen in Cory's class for the first time since the Season 1 finale (discounting Girl Meets Fish).
  • Ava's parents, the Morgensterns, separate.  
  • The episode was dedicated to Ray Colcord.


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