Gerard Preparatory School

Gerard specializes in students with learning challenges such as Dyslexia and visual or auditory processing. We use varied strategies for reading including Orton-Gillingham, Wilson and LindaMoodBell Visualizing. Our classes have interactive Smart Boards which allow us to also use Letters Alive a reading program using augmented reality (3D) bringing language Alive!
Gerard specializes in students with learning challenges such as Dyslexia and visual or auditory processing. We use varied strategies for reading including Orton-Gillingham, Wilson and LindaMoodBell Visualizing. Our classes have interactive Smart Boards which allow us to also use Letters Alive a reading program using augmented reality (3D) bringing language Alive!
Gerard Preparatory School maintains a small community of students. With a 12/1 in K-5th and 15/1 in 6th-12th our students can form real friendships. 
Daily chapel focuses on relevant subjects such as honesty, making choices, doing your best, respect, obedience, even manners.
Gerard classrooms are set up to be interactive. Tables and seating arrangements are very intentional allowing students sit or move within the classrooms and engage in the activities of learning. 
Teachers are trained to expand lessons with hands on activities. Student not only participate, but they learn to enjoy learning.
Students have art classes daily as part of their complete educational program. Art expands imagination, supports fine motor development, and promotes individual involvement in the learning process.
For over three decades Gerard has offered a very comprehensive Theater Arts program with students invited and involved from Kindergarten to Seniors. Students learn lines, staging, songs and dance routines. They work as a team  supporting each other.. 
There is SO much to be learned through theater that it continues to be a main stay in our curriculum.
Students in 4th-12th grade are invited to train and join our co-ed championship archery team. Each year our team participates in inter-mural competitions on regional, state and national levels. Gerard choose archery as our primary sport because it develops hand eye coordination, focus, individual and team effort. Students shoot for individual and team highest scores.
Each year Gerard students and families participate in community events such as the Braselton Christmas parade (pictured here), the Lawrenceville Fair on the Square, Canned Food drives and Fall festivals. Family involvement is a core value at Gerard. When parents and family are involved students know what they are doing is an important part of their family values too.
The Red Carpet Event is our dress up dance in April. We celebrate a year of learning which includes how to interact properly as 'young ladies and young men.' An old fashioned idea that has had it's rebirth at Gerard. We believe they are worth the extra effort to teach manners, morals and much much more!
Off Site Education: We believe that immersion in the 360Perspective provides some of the most significant educational memories our students will have. With chaperones overseeing, students are responsible for their rooms, their clothing, even cleaning the dining hall. The focus of each trip looks like history or science, but the core of the trip is personal confidence building.
Our second graduating class. We are very proud of each of these young men. Our Valedictorian not only received the Hope Scholarship, but his grades and SAT scores were so high, he also received the Zell Miller full scholarship for college. He attends North Georgia in their cadets officers training  program.
100% of our grads pursue higher education after graduation.
GERARD uses a wholistic approach to education we call the 360Degree Perspective.
It combines 30 years of applied brain based research, best teaching practices with applied Learning Styles and Educatonal physcology to underwrite customized programs for our students. Gerard inclusive integrated classes benefit students who require focused learning groups, structure and organization and a balance of creativity and academics.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, Need + Math or Language support
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 68 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Gerard Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Average SAT score 1540
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(See our website for dress code guidelines)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,000
Tuition Notes GPS offers Educational Scholarships and multi-sibling discounts to those who qualify.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Stacy Sage
Admissions Associate Mrs. Stacy Sage


Total Sports Offered 4 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballArcheryBasketball,
Cross CountryVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cheerleading, Drama, Fine Arts, Music/Choir Cheerleading, Drama, Fine Arts, Music/Choir,

School Notes

  • 10/1 Ratio in Pre-School-6th grade/ (2-4 per focus group in Language & Math workshops)
  • 12/1 Ration 6th-12th grade (4-5 per focus group in Language & Math workshops)
  • The 360 Degree Perspective is a student-centered, hands-on approach to education for maximum student involvement and motivation
  • Fully Accredited with Quality K-12th grade 
  • Certified, fully trained professional teachers are all ORTON-GILLINGHAM certified 

Profile last updated: 06/13/2015

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My grand children have been at this school for the past 9 years. I have seen them remain motivated academically, but even more so, they have remained "good kids." They are not trying to keep up with the current trends, or acting above their ages, they are true kids. They still like to be with family and spend more time talking to us, then texting to others. As a grand dad, it makes me say, this school is doing great things!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
The teachers at this school really care about the students. I like that they encourage my child to learn in different ways; not just in a text book, but a lot of group and hands on activities. Also, the school has a "family style" community; it is nice to feel like we matter.
- Posted by Parent, 04/28/13
Both the low ratios and high standards of this school make it an excellent choice for families looking for school that goes beyond the textbooks. GPS is a teaching/mentoring school that invests in every student for their lifetime. It is really a school of excellence!
- Posted by Administrator, 05/21/12

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