Lead Like a Girl

The all-girls environment is a special arena in which to develop as a leader. When girls do not have to compete with boys for resources or attention, they will naturally harness the reins of leadership. When girls see other girls as leaders and agents of change, they are inspired to lead accordingly. Finally, when girls breathe belief into other girls, they can take pride in their unique leadership styles and encourage other girls to do the same.
 
At GPS, every position — student organizations, class officers, team leaders, etc. — is held by a girl, providing more opportunity for girls to develop leadership skills, find their voices, and build their confidence. 
"93% of girls' school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school." — The Girls' School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools

Honor Council

Honor Council oversees the upholding of the Honor Code. The purpose of the Honor Code is to help GPS girls lead lives of integrity by respecting themselves, each other and the community. The GPS community strives to uphold the Honor Code on campus, off campus and online.  

Girls elected to the Honor Council assume tremendous responsibility in evaluating cases and determining consequences for their peers, thus preparing them for ethical dilemmas they may encounter elsewhere.

Student Council

Like most student governments, the GPS Student Council aims to enliven campus life through school-based programming and other activities. Examples include fundraising drives for non-profits, themed spirit days, surprise assemblies, and even a YouTube channel for student updates. The GPS student council partners with McCallie School through the coordinate program. However, the GPS Student Council members are fully vested with leadership responsibilities and take pride as they “lead like a girl.”

PIC (Partnerships in the Community)

Each class elects two representatives who organize and identify community service opportunities. The primary objective of Partnerships in the Community is to prepare GPS students to be the most engaged members and leaders of our current and future communities. PIC gives each of us the opportunity to volunteer with community agencies much as we have in the past and, at the same time, allows many of us to go beyond basic service into the realm of service leadership. Service leadership, partnering with Chattanooga community agencies, schools and volunteer organizations, can be a powerful force that occurs when students discover their heart to serve, answer the call to lead, and exercise the courage to engage in improving our community. PIC’s mission is to teach leadership and improve our community simultaneously.


Girls Preparatory School

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