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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
About Girls Preparatory School...
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
$25,987
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 more than 110 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
1260
114 responses
Average ACT
28
121 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
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  • May day
    24%
  • Class rings
    18%
  • Baylor/mccallie football game
    15%
  • Cat rat parade
    12%
  • Chapel talks
    12%
  • 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
    556
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    92%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 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+
    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

    105 reviews
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    My daughter has had an incredible experience at GPS and I cannot imagine a better academic environment for her! She absolutely loves GPS, and we love it just as much for her. GPS has given daughter confidence. Before GPS, she was shy and soft spoken. Within her first year, she had begun to grow in to a confident, self-assured student who contributes in class and speaks up for and with her friends. She knows her voice matters and is being taught to use it. Furthermore, the teachers truly know my daughter. I cannot emphasize enough the difference the teachers make in a school! You can have a lot of bells & whistles, but if the teachers are not incredible, a school will only be average. The teachers know my daughter and take time for her! Finally, the administration is intentional. I have continued to see how hard the leadership team works to always good decisions. They communicate well and thoroughly. They are intentional and they listen to feedback, both from the GIRLS and parents!
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    I went to Girls Preparatory school from sixth grade through graduation. The academics were challenging, but that was expected. I was a multisport athlete, playing softball, volleyball, basketball, and bowling throughout my years there. The athletic experience was my favorite part of this school. The teams for each sport were more like a family. I know that I would do anything for my softball team and think of them as my family. A few other highlights from my school experience would include the food, opportunities like travel offered, and the sisterhood feel as you grow with pretty much the same group of girls over the course of seven years.
    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.