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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
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
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 Students537 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Girls Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
82%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,975
Tuition NotesPayment plans available.
% on Financial Aid
39%
Admissions DirectorBilda Acuña Small
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,

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.

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