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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
205 Island Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Telephone
(423) 634-7600
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
January 31
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,340
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
39%
Average Financial Aid
$12,569
From Girls Preparatory School

For over 100 years, Girls Preparatory School has been committed to academic excellence while educating the whole girl through a broad array of educational experiences. As students at GPS, girls grow in intellectual curiosity, honor individuality, learn to share their opinions with confidence, and discover the strength within themselves to change the world.

Girls Preparatory School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
100 responses
Average ACT
28
113 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
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  • May day
    23%
  • Class rings
    18%
  • Baylor/mccallie football game
    16%
  • Cat rat parade
    13%
  • Chapel talks
    11%
  • Mission remission
    8%
  • Class day
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    582
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    90%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $41,911
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $785
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $153,900
    National
    $184,700

    Girls Preparatory School Reviews

    97 reviews
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    Attending Girls Preparatory School was one of the best decisions of my life! Coming from a public, co-ed school, GPS was quite a new experience. I've learned to embrace my talents and communicate with others in a loving, encouraging environment. Everyone at GPS has such a passion for learning, and the faculty at GPS truly wants every girl to succeed. I've loved attending GPS because I feel extremely prepared to attend college next year and will miss my GPS family back in Chattanooga.
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    Girls Preparatory School has prepared me for my future and prepared me for life. My experience being a student at GPS has changed my life forever. I have experienced true sisterhood and the foundation and support of wonderful facility and staff that has made my high school experience amazing. GPS has done an astounding job in preparing me for not only further education but life experiences. Although the academics were rigorous, the supportive teachers pushed me to be my best self and unreal my true potential. I will never forget the traditions and the memories I made at GPS. My overall experience with Girls Preparatory School was excellent.
    The teachers and academics at this school have been great for the most part. However there is a very competitive culture which leads to a lot of stress and mental health issues in students. A lot of pressure is placed on the girls to perform, and many girls develop unhealthy habits (I.e. pulling all-nighters, caffeine addictions, social isolation, etc). There isn’t a lot of mental health outreach. The academics at this school are very strong and challenge students to think in different ways. The teachers are very kind and open-minded.