About Us

Why A School for Girls?

The answer to that question lies in the research—the research on the benefits of an all-girls education and the adolescent experience of girls—and in the words and experiences of the girls who attend or have attended a girls' school and their teachers and parents.

Here we provide for you the opportunity to begin exploring why you might choose a girls' school. And, we hope you won't stop there. Just as we encourage our girls to be curious and to engage in the process of discovery, we encourage and invite you to visit our campus and experience for yourself a day in a girls' school. After all, to truly know the power of a girls' school, you must see it in action.

To schedule a visit, please contact our Admission Office at Admission@GPS.edu or 423.634.7644.
It will be our pleasure to introduce you to Girls Preparatory School and to the girls of GPS.
Some of our recent alumnae explain the impact an all-girls school had on their growth and development.

Where Girls Feel Free

In a world that too often places pressure and expectations on girls to look, to feel, or to be a certain way, a girls' school allows them to be free. Countering cultural limitations and stereotypes, girls feel free to be themselves and free to decide for themselves who they are, who they want to be, and what they want to do.

Where Girls are Supported and Support Others

Given the importance of relationships and connection to girls, especially during the adolescent years, a girls' school promotes an environment of support and respect, and lifelong friendships are formed.

Where Girls Believe in Themselves

As girls move through the developmental stage of adolescence—when young girls transform into young women—a girls' school helps to nurture their self-confidence by continuously working to help them become their best, most fully-realized selves.

Where Girls Participate and Lead

In a girls' school, girls are more likely to engage, join in, step forward, and lead—in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and more.