Bruiser Athletics

At GPS, we know girls. We know they relish the chance to run and play, shout and sweat just as much as the boys do. That’s why the GPS athletics program gives our girls every opportunity to pitch a fastball, serve an ace, spike a ball, drive in a goal, sprint for the wall, hit the water, bowl a strike, and set the pace.

GPS promises to develop the whole girl, and participation in sports can play a vital role in building character and a girl’s positive self-image. For a girl who chooses to play one, two, or three sports, our athletic program provides a foundation for a lifetime of achievement.
 
The GPS Athletics mission includes teaching girls to be team players, understand the importance of mental toughness, accept challenges enthusiastically, and value strength, fitness, stamina, and good health. The bonds of friendship that come from working hard every day as teammates—striving for excellence toward an ambitious goal and developing the fundamental values of discipline and self-improvement—all of these are part of athletics at Girls Preparatory School.
   
Ultimately, the GPS athletic environment is about aiming to be the very best on the field of competition, in the classroom, and in life. That attitude is shared by the outstanding staff of award-winning GPS coaches and more than 300 players who are involved at the varsity and middle school level.

What We Play

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  • Basketball

  • Bowling

  • Cheerleading

  • Climbing

  • Cross Country

  • Diving

  • Golf

  • Lacrosse

  • Rowing

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Swimming

  • Tennis

  • Track & Field

  • Volleyball

To learn more about our athletic teams in both middle and upper school, visit the individual team pages.

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A Tradition of Athletic Excellence

GPS has served as a trailblazer in Chattanooga for the advancement of female sports. Our founders incorporated exercise into the curriculum in 1906. Since then, GPS has been a trailblazer for the advancement of girls athletics, launching sports programs where there were previously none.
1906
Our Founders incorporate exercise into the curriculum.

1909
GPS spearheads the establishment of the city's first girls basketball league.

1974
As the only girls golf team in Tennessee, the GPS Bruisers compete against local boys teams.

1994
GPS becomes the first school in Chattanooga to launch a girls rowing team.

2005
GPS fields a varsity lacrosse team, the first girls team in the city.

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