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VLOG: Campus Connection with Megan Cover | Episode 1 | Olivia Burns

In our first episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with Olivia Burns, Chairwoman of the Senior Class, about traditions,...


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VLOG: Why a Girls' School
By GPS Blog On September 2, 2021

VLOG: Why a Girls' School

Since 2004, Jenise Gordon has served at GPS as a teacher, coach, dean of students, and now Head of Upper School. Her passion...


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Top 6 Reasons You Should Attend an Admission Event

If you are beginning to look for a school for your daughter to attend next year, you know what an undertaking it is. You want...


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A Q&A with Priya Boyington '07

Attending Georgia Tech on the prestigious, four-year President’s Scholarship, Priya Boyington ’07 transitioned from an...


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Counseling Connection Ep. 3 | Relationship Building

At GPS, we value relationships as they help students feel as though they belong. Healthy relationships are modeled first by...


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The Benefits of Summer Camp for Your Girl

Summer camp is a rite of passage and an incredible way to keep children engaged during the lesser-scheduled summer months, but...


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A Q&A with Amy Perkins '02
By GPS Blog On April 6, 2021

A Q&A with Amy Perkins '02

Following her time at GPS, Amy Perkins ’02 attended Birmingham-Southern College, where she graduated with a B.S. in...


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7 Books to Read If You’re Raising a Daughter

If you’re raising a girl, add these books to your reading list. Each delivers tips and insights into how girls are different...


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A Q&A with Lisa Hendy '90
By GPS Blog On March 2, 2021

A Q&A with Lisa Hendy '90

Named the first female chief ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in spring 2019, Lisa Hendy ’90 knows what it takes...


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In the Classroom: AP English 11

From Katy Berotti, English Department Chair, AP Language & Composition and English 11 Teacher


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A Q&A with Jazelyn Hogg '13
By GPS Blog On February 26, 2021

A Q&A with Jazelyn Hogg '13

From a young age, it was clear Jazelyn Hogg ’13 was going to make a difference in the lives of others. She spent her time at...


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A Q&A with Jalesa Poindexter '13
By GPS Blog On February 24, 2021

A Q&A with Jalesa Poindexter '13

For Jalesa Poindexter ’13, her life story comes full circle. The summer before her senior year at GPS, she fell ill and was...


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A Q&A with Nedra Campbell '90
By GPS Blog On February 22, 2021

A Q&A with Nedra Campbell '90

Nedra Campbell ’90 spends her days fighting for the rights of those who are not treated equitably. Following her time at GPS,...


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A Q&A with Dr. Tia Guster '99
By GPS Blog On February 18, 2021

A Q&A with Dr. Tia Guster '99

During her time at GPS, Tia Guster ’99 took full advantage of the variety of offerings available to her. From dance, yearbook...


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A Q&A with Dion Roland Flynn '91
By GPS Blog On February 16, 2021

A Q&A with Dion Roland Flynn '91

Following her tenure at GPS, Dion Roland Flynn ’91 attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she received her commission as...


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A Q&A with Kelvina Smith '09
By GPS Blog On February 11, 2021

A Q&A with Kelvina Smith '09

It’s been said, “Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Well, that sums up the career of Kelvina Smith...


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A Q&A with Ariana Whatley '20
By GPS Blog On February 9, 2021

A Q&A with Ariana Whatley '20

Known for her powerful bat and her ability to welcome new players to the team, Ariana Whatley ’20 was an integral part of the...


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A Q&A with Norquata Allen '10
By GPS Blog On February 4, 2021

A Q&A with Norquata Allen '10

Norquata Allen ’10 is a quintessential example of the importance of setting goals and seizing opportunities. While many kids...


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A Q&A with Mabel Cobb '75
By GPS Blog On February 2, 2021

A Q&A with Mabel Cobb '75

Mabel Cobb ’75 carried both history and pressure on her shoulders as the first Black graduate of GPS. During her adolescent...


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4 Things You Didn't Know About How a Girl Learns

At GPS, everything is based on what is best for girls. From how they build curriculum to how they engage with students, GPS...


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A Q&A with Katherine Dann Ogden '02

Never one to back down from a challenge, Katherine Dann Ogden ’02 earned her bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from the...


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A Q&A with Catherine Hitchings Plating '10

For Catherine Hitchings Plating ’10, a desire to help others and to solve problems led her—rather unexpectedly, she admits—to...


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A Q&A with Anjali Enjeti '91
By GPS Blog On January 12, 2021

A Q&A with Anjali Enjeti '91

With not one but two new books set to publish in spring 2021, Anjali Enjeti ’91 knows who she is and what she has to say....


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A Q&A with Joy Allen-Altimare '95

Joy Allen-Altimare ’95 has spent the last two decades cultivating an impressive résumé. Today, as Chief Engagement and Brand...


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How to Raise a Confident Girl

“It’s risk—not perfection, not success, not racking up achievements—that actually helps to build confidence in girls. And it’s...


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6 Ways to Help Your Daughter Manage Perfectionism

Have you noticed your daughter suffers from high anxiety surrounding failure? Does she become easily frustrated when trying...


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A Conversation with Dr. Kirk Walker

In the second episode of Counseling Connection, Upper School Counselor Heather Landreth and Middle School Counselor Casey...


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Get to Know GPS Counselors Through Counseling Connection

Have you ever wondered how you can best support your daughter as she navigates friendships? Do you worry about how she handles...


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Creating A Culture of Confidence

Millions, perhaps even billions of words have been written on how best to instill self-confidence in children. It’s a trait...


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5 Ways GPS Encourages Girls to Stay in Sports

A girl’s participation in sports can enhance every aspect of her life: relationships, confidence, emotional well-being, even...


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How to Afford a Private School

Based on recent stats published by the National Association of Independent Schools, the average cost of tuition for day...


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How Girls Learn
By GPS Blog On June 19, 2020

How Girls Learn

Do boys and girls really learn differently? What are the benefits of an all-girls education?

Here, we share the science behind...


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10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Private Schools for Your Child

If you’re considering private school for your child, you’ll want to look closely at each of your options. The best way to get...


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