A day school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for girls grades six through 12

Where everything begins and ends with what is best for girls

For more than 110 years, Girls Preparatory School has been committed to academic excellence while educating the whole girl through a broad array of educational experiences. As students at GPS, girls grow in intellectual curiosity, honor individuality, learn to share their opinions with confidence, and discover the strength within them to change the world.

Explore our campus and discover the opportunities for your girl at GPS.

Why a Girls' School?

Girls' school educators answer the question, "Why are girls' schools more relevant today than ever before?" Hear from prominent girls’ school leaders around the country in this video produced by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS).
"In an all-girls school, we have a way of modeling for girls all the diversity within what it means to be a woman. There's not just one way to be a girl or to be a woman or to be a leader. There are literally hundreds of examples of that every day. I think that it's really important for girls to see there's not just one way to be smart, or one way to be successful, or beautiful, or one way to be a leader."
Dr. Autumn Adkins Graves, Former Head of School, 2014-20

Our School at a Glance

100% of our graduates attend four-year colleges and universities around the country and world
 
83% of the class of 2020 earned merit, talent, or athletic scholarships totaling $10M
 
42% of our students receive financial aid
 
99% of recent graduates report that they are thriving in college

100%
of recent graduates see the benefits of their GPS education in their everyday lives

94% of parents say GPS is thoughtfully designed for girls
100% of recent graduates say they were appropriately challenged at GPS

92% of recent graduates say their relationships with faculty are one of the most valuable aspects of attending GPS


Nearly 90% of recent graduates say they appreciated/saw the value of their GPS education while in college

More than 90% of recent graduates rate attending an all-girls school as the most valuable aspect of their school experience

91% of Middle School students report that the friendships they've made at GPS are one of the most valuable parts of their school experience

85% of recent graduates matriculated to their first or second choices of colleges and universities
Statistics sourced from GPS enrollment and student data and "GPS Constituent Surveys," Spring 2016.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination
Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to 
Deborah Smith, Director of Human Resources, (423) 634-5440, dsmith@gps.edu205 Island Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.
 
This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.