Girls Preparatory School

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Girls Preparatory School Photo #1 - Girls Preparatory School 2017-18 | Grades 6-12
  • Girls Preparatory School is an independent day school for college-bound girls, grades six through 12, in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • For more than 110 years, GPS has been committed to academic excellence while educating the whole girl through a broad array of scholastic and extracurricular experiences, including 15 varsity sports programs.
  • As GPS students, girls grow in intellectual curiosity, honor their individuality, share their opinions with confidence, and discover the strength within them to change the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1906
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer programs include summer camps (ages 4-adult) and summer classes for enrolled students
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students621 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Girls Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,340
Tuition NotesPayment plans available.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions DirectorDebbie Young
Admissions AssociateChristie Collins

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringClimbing,
CrewCross Country,
DanceDiving,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Girls Preparatory School is an independent day school for college-bound girls, grades six through 12, in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more than 110 years, GPS has been committed to academic excellence while educating the whole girl through a broad array of scholastic and extracurricular experiences, including 15 varsity sports programs. As GPS students, girls grow in intellectual curiosity, honor their individuality, share their opinions with confidence, and discover the strength within them to change the world. Girls Preparatory School inspires each girl to lead a life of integrity and purpose by engaging her mind, cultivating her strengths, and nurturing her self-confidence and respect for others.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chattanooga
    Grades: PK-12 | 1273 students
    3.6 miles
    3354 Charger Drive
    Chattanooga, TN 37409
    (423)265-6411
    3.6 PK-12
    1273
  • Chattanooga
    Boyd-Buchanan School
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: NS-12 | 980 students
    4.9 miles
    4650 Buccaneer Trail
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
    (423)629-7610
    4.9 NS-12
    980
  • Chattanooga
    Grades: PK-12 | 85 students
    5.1 miles
    4601 North Ter
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
    (423)622-2181
    5.1 PK-12
    85
  • Chattanooga
    The Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 265 students
    1.6 miles
    300 Montessori Way
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
    (423)622-6366
    1.6 NS-8
    265
  • Nashville
    Grades: 5-12 | 715 students
    112.6 miles
    3801 Hobbs Road
    Nashville, TN 37215
    (615)297-9543
    112.6 5-12
    715

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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $18,838 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).