About Us

Our Mission and Values

Inspiring Each Girl

At GPS, our mission and values provide an integral framework that supports every interaction with our students. We believe that in addition to providing students robust and engaging academics and girl-centered social-emotional support, we should also provide an environment that encourages girls to live out the values that will help them meaningfully contribute to the betterment of their families and communities. Each girl learns to focus on who she will become as much as what she will accomplish.
"The GPS community encouraged me to create meaningful connections by always having a fun and open environment to learn and grow as a person."
—Claire Mitchell '23

Our Mission

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.
Adopted June 2016

Our Values

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  • +Honor

    At GPS girls develop strong character; they learn to take responsibility for their own actions and understand the importance of keeping their word.
  • +Respect

    At GPS self-respect and respect for others go hand in hand; girls treat each other as they would like to be treated and learn to embrace their differences.
  • +Curiosity

    At GPS each girl is encouraged to be curious about the world around her by asking questions, challenging assumptions, and thinking critically.
  • +Individuality

    At GPS each student is unique, loved for who she is and for whom she has the potential to become.
  • +Relationships

    At GPS each student is unique, loved for who she is and for whom she has the potential to become.
"GPS consistently pushed me outside of my comfort zone. Because of that, I've learned to be more vulnerable with others which has, in turn, helped me to meet and be impacted by people I would've never crossed paths with. I'm incredibly grateful for the friends GPS has given me."
—Ja'niah Cooper '23

Our Vision

To celebrate each girl for the unique gifts she brings to our school, on campus and off, prioritizing healthy connections and relationships, fostering a culture where she is known, she is heard, and she is empowered to use her voice. This culture of acceptance and belonging nurtures her and lifts her up in mind, body, and spirit so that she can find her place and discover her potential with confidence and joy for dynamic engagement within a rapidly changing world.

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  • + Diversity Statement

    GPS welcomes a diverse community and values the dignity, individuality, and unique experiences and talents of each of its members. 

    We strive to be a safe place where each girl feels she belongs and where all girls have access to the opportunities and support they need to succeed.  We seek to identify and eliminate biases and stereotypes, and we aspire to celebrate differences and foster a culture of mutual respect.

    By embracing a rich variety of experiences and perspectives, we expand our capacity for learning, enrich the quality and texture of school life, and better prepare our students for life and leadership in a pluralistic society.

    Our programs and approaches will continue to evolve as we engage in ongoing self-reflection and dialogue with all members of our community.

    Read more about how GPS is building a culture of belonging here.

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  • + Statement on Faith

    Founded in 1906 on Christian principles, GPS embraces individuals of all faiths and encourages spiritual awareness and growth as an integral part of the GPS experience.

    GPS's Founders established a school rooted in the Christian tradition, and we remain true to that heritage by cultivating in our girls the values of honor, integrity and service. We believe that the development of faith and spiritual growth are vitally important in educating the whole girl—mind, body, and spirit.
    The environment at GPS invites curiosity, encourages discovery, and celebrates diversity. Because we want our students to be leaders within a global community, it is important that they be self-confident young women with engaged minds as well as stimulated spirits.

    Therefore, we encourage and expect our girls to use their voices to articulate their own belief systems and to ask questions about the beliefs of others. We believe that inquiry not only gives a girl a greater understanding of the religious convictions of others but also strengthens her own faith.
    Our students come from homes that express spirituality and faith in many ways, and we respect each family's religious traditions. We recognize that the development of a young woman's faith is critically connected to her family and faith community. Our faculty and staff support each girl in developing her own spiritual awareness within the context of a college preparatory academic program.