Girls Preparatory School

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 16 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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,710
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
511 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Girls Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
18 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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Payment plans available.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Alice Smith Harris '03
Admissions Associate
Hannah Richards



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, BIPOC Student Union, Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts, Health Occupations Students of America, Honor Council, Mock Trial, Model UN, National Honor Society, Partnerships in the Community, Student Council, SWENext, Yearbook

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

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Girls Preparatory School cost?
Girls Preparatory School's tuition is approximately $30,710 for private students.
What sports does Girls Preparatory School offer?
Girls Preparatory School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Girls Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is Girls Preparatory School's ranking?
Girls Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Girls Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Girls Preparatory School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Girls Preparatory School located?
Girls Preparatory School is located in the North Chattanooga neighborhood of Chattanooga, TN. There are 1 other private schools located in North Chattanooga.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 511 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,710
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chattanooga, TN is $22,767 for elementary schools and $26,249 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chattanooga, TN is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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