Including Boys

As much as we value all-girls education, we realize the importance of helping our students grow in the ability to communicate well and establish healthy relationships with male peers. After all, single-gender education does not mean single-gender life. What it does mean, however, is that our coordinate program with the all-boys McCallie School allows both our students and their students to reap the benefits of a single-gender education while still having an abundant number of ways to interact, work side-by-side, and make lasting friendships. 

What we've found, and what we hope you will discover, is that when given the chance to grow, learn, and develop in the single-gender setting, adolescents are more free to be themselves and more confident in who they are regardless of whom they are around. 

The girls of GPS and their brothers and friends of McCallie School truly experience the best of both worlds. 

Coed Life with Our Brothers and Friends of McCallie School

Social:
  • Dances, field days, football tailgates, movie nights, trips to Six Flags, talent shows, and concerts

Community Service:
  • Mission: Remission Walk to raise funds for cancer research
  • Habitat for Humanity

Fine & Peforming Arts
  • Theatre: GPS/McCallie Middle School Fall Production, McCallie Middle School Spring Production, GPS Fall Play, McCallie Fall Play, GPS/McCallie Spring Musical
  • Instrumental: GPS/McCallie Honors Orchestra, McCallie Tornado Winds Pep Band
  • Vocal: GPS/McCallie Middle School Coordinate Choir, Candlelight Choir

Athletics:
  • Cheerleading, Climbing, Rowing, Swimming, Track, Tennis

Clubs & Student Leadership:
  • GPS/McCallie YoungLife 
  • Student Council—joint Student Council meetings 

Academics:

  • Coordinate classes focusing on common interests such as social justice, poetry, bioethics, etc.
  • Mock Trial, Model UN clubs 

Outdoor Program:
  • Outdoor Programs—kayaking, backpacking, climbing team league competitions, and caving 
“While both schools value the benefits of single-gender education, they also provide activities and events for boys and girls to make lasting friendships.” —Beth Gaffney, Director of Coordinate Program
 

Girls Preparatory School

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