Student Experience

Signature Programming

Signature Programming


Riding horses at a dude ranch, exploring the workings of state government, traveling to NYC, learning archery skills, or appreciating the natural world in day hikes, GPS students and faculty enjoy stepping into new and unfamiliar territories during a one-week Winterim program each February designed by faculty eager to teach more than the required academic courses.

Tucker River Fellows

Tucker River Fellows is an endowed, multi-year cocurricular program started by the Board of Trustees and named after longtime former headmaster Randy Tucker. In year one of the program, Fellows engage in experiential learning about the many issues impacting their local watershed. In year two, Fellows focus on leadership skills and work with local experts as they collect, analyze, and publish data, and propose solutions for healthier watersheds in the Chattanooga area and beyond. River Girls is a Middle School club led by members of Tucker River Fellows. Read the Tucker River Fellows blog.

At GPS, I have found the most kind and loyal friends and teachers who really care about helping us. I am challenged every day and we are given so many new and exciting opportunities. I have learned so much and made so many amazing memories during my time at GPS, and I’m excited for the rest of my time here!
—Anisha Phade ’23