Admission

Welcome to GPS

Explore All That Is Possible for Her



If your goals for your daughter include finding a school that cares about who she’ll become as much as what she’ll accomplish, we invite you to consider the unique advantages of a GPS education. After all, a school is much more than the campus on which it sits or the accolades of which it boasts. Sure, English and calculus are important—and we have incredible faculty whose lesson plans are legendary—but the intangibles of education are equally important. Who does your daughter want to be? GPS is uniquely designed to help her get there.




Book Your Customized Campus Tour

Flexible Dates
Step on campus and see for yourself why we are best for girls. Tours are led by Admission counselors and student ambassadors. Your daughter is welcome to attend!


Visit & Learn

As you begin the process of selecting the school where your daughter will continue her education, we encourage you to fully explore all options. The decision your family makes for your daughter will have a lasting impact on her life, and the best way to ensure GPS is the right environment for her is to visit our campus, attend admission events, participate in webinars, and hear from current parents and students, as well as alumnae. 


Upcoming Events

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  • Oct
    14

    Sixth Grade Student Visit Day

    The GPS Middle School team invites all prospective sixth-grade girls to spend the day on campus alongside current students to gain a glimpse into life as a GPS girl! Attendees explore campus, attend classes, enjoy lunch, and see what a day at GPS is like.
    *Girls will have a modified schedule to ensure they see all GPS has to offer
  • Oct
    17

    Neighborhood Nights | North Chattanooga

    Are you curious if Girls Preparatory School is the best fit for your girl? Hear firsthand from GPS parents and leaders about their daughters’ individual experiences. 

    Parents exploring schools for their daughter are invited to join current GPS families in a casual setting to learn more about the school and the unique, all-girls environment.

    We encourage our students to be curious, and we invite the same from our prospective families. Learn about GPS and why an all-girls school matters. Join Head of School Megan D. Cover, Associate Head of School and Head of Middle School Lynne Macziewski, and Head of Upper School Beth Creswell Wilson ’96 for conversation and discovery!

    Choose the date or location that works best for your schedule. These events are for parents and guardians only, please. 

    The evening is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m

    To register visit Neighborhood Nights
  • Oct
    18

    Neighborhood Nights | Enclave

    Are you curious if Girls Preparatory School is the best fit for your girl? Hear firsthand from GPS parents and leaders about their daughters’ individual experiences. 

    Parents exploring schools for their daughter are invited to join current GPS families in a casual setting to learn more about the school and the unique, all-girls environment.

    We encourage our students to be curious, and we invite the same from our prospective families. Learn about GPS and why an all-girls school matters. Join Head of School Megan D. Cover, Associate Head of School and Head of Middle School Lynne Macziewski, and Head of Upper School Beth Creswell Wilson ’96 for conversation and discovery!

    Choose the date or location that works best for your schedule. These events are for parents and guardians only, please. 

    The evening is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m

    To register visit Neighborhood Nights
  • Oct
    18

    Affording a GPS Education | Financial Aid Webinar

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Applying for Admission

Through the admission process, we want to get to know you and your daughter. Our admission process is comprehensive with the ultimate goal of understanding what is important to each family in the school they will select. Our Admission Team is knowledgeable and experienced in helping families navigate the process. 




Admission Testing

All students applying for sixth through 11th grades have the option to forgo testing with the SSAT as part of their applications and choose whether they would like their standardized test scores included as part of their admission files. For those applicants who would like to be considered for a merit based award, the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) is required. 


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Tuition and Financial Aid

We understand the impact a financial commitment of this type can have on your family. That’s why we encourage you to fully explore the opportunities that GPS can provide your daughter. Our unmatched breadth of programming provides an experience you won’t find elsewhere.




Admission Timeline

September 1 | Application opens
September 1 | Financial Aid application opens
January 15 | Application due; Financial Aid application due for new families (if applicable)
March 4 | Admission decisions announced
March 14 | Enrollment decisions due
April-August | Rolling admissions where space is available

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Meet the Admission Staff

The Admission Team is here to support you every step of the way. Please email or call us at 423.634.7644 with any questions. We are excited to work with you and your daughter as she explores the many opportunities for growth and learning at GPS.


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  • Alice S. Harris '03

    Alice S. Harris '03

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
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  • Hannah Richards

    Hannah Richards

    Assistant Director of Admission
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  • Christie Collins

    Christie Collins

    Enrollment Database Manager
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  • Sarah Whitney Anderson '12

    Director of Camps & Clinics/Admission Counselor
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Academic and Non-Academic Services for Persons with Disabilities
The School remains committed to excellence in educational programming and acknowledges its obligation to ensure that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. This includes both academic and non-academic services, such as counseling, extracurricular services, athletics, transportation, health services, recreational activities, clubs, and other activities. The School will also assess its ability to make reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals to permit such persons to participate in and enjoy the benefits of the School’s programs and activities so long as doing so does not fundamentally alter the nature of the School’s program.  Individuals who seek an accommodation should contact Deborah Smith, Director of Human Resources, (423) 634-5440, dsmith@gps.edu205 Island Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405.