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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 510 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,975
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

Top Rankings

Girls Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1906
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
510 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Girls Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
82%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language and Culture, Physics C, Research, Seminar, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Payment plans available.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer programs include summer camps (ages 4-adult) and summer classes for enrolled students
% on Financial Aid
39%
Admissions Director
Bilda Acuña Small
Admissions Associate
Christie Collins

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Beta Club, BIPOC Student Union, Environmental Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts, Honor Council, Junior State of America, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society, Next Generation, Partnerships in the Community, Society of Women Engineers, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Orchestra, Terpsichord, Theater

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.
Profile last updated: 06/29/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 510 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,975
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $17,658 for elementary schools and $19,457 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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