When GPS was founded in 1906, three school teachers desired for girls to obtain access to the same educational opportunities afforded their male classmates. When the local school board rejected their pleas for equality, they took the initiative to start their own school to best prepare girls for higher education. While today one can argue that coeducational schools offer a level playing field, we find that not to be true. Girls and boys might be afforded equal access to class selections, but few schools design curriculums to how girls learn best or establish an environment created just for girls.
Our teachers know girls and how they grow and develop. Our coaches understand the relevance of athletics and how it plays a part in building confidence, leadership skills, perseverance, and healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Every club, every group, every sports team is led by a girl. Our art rooms, dance studios, study spaces, makerspace, classrooms are set up with girls in mind. Our weight room is designed for female athletes. There is an intentionality at GPS, an understanding and appreciation for the power of a girl you won’t find everywhere else.