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The Drama Club cast of 'Shrek Jr. the Musical' on stage and in costume.
Smiling middle school student in math class.
GLCPS graduate in cap and gown hugging a GLCPS administrator and former teacher.
The entire GLCPS staff.
A grade 5 teacher teaching a lesson to his students.
GLCPS High School students participating in a lab at Bridgewater State University.
A middle school music student and band member smiling during a school concert.
Grade 5 students smiling and raising their hands during science class.

News & Announcements

GLCPS Sees Significant Growth in MCAS, Accountability Measures

Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) made noteworthy gains on the 2019 MCAS test with the most significant improvements in ELA and math for both the middle school and high school. Additionally, the school is meeting or exceeding nearly all of its accountability targets set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

In 12 of 13 MCAS tests, GLCPS students in both middle school and high school closed the gap on the state average.

One of the most dramatic improvements was

Enrollment Period Opens for After-School Clubs & Activities

We are pleased to announce that enrollment for the fall GLCPS After-School Program is now open. The program is FREE for all GLCPS students. Clubs and activities will begin on September 24th. The enrollment form and transportation form are available ONLY on our website.

Keeping the Global in Global Learning

(Earlier this summer, a team of our educators traveled to Cabo Verde to learn more about the country and to share best practices with educators there. GLCPS Executive Director Dr. Stephen Furtado wrote a first person account of his experience.)
When two of our staff members approached me about an educational and technology exchange with schools on the island nation of Cabo Verde, it did not take much convincing to get me on board. After all, New Bedford has a rich and storied connection with this West African nation that can be traced back to the whaling days. After eight months of planning, we traveled there to share our teaching methods and our technology with two schools: a high school and an elementary school. As the executive director of the Global Learning Charter Public School and former superintendent of a public school system, I have been around education for over 30 years. I’ve also done quite a bit of traveling, so I’ve seen a thing or two. I never could have imagined that this experience would be so emotional for me.

From the Desk of Principal Lena Pires

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Our GLCPS team is busy getting ready for the 2019-2020 school year. We're excited to see each and every one of you! We are looking forward to greeting our new students and welcoming back all of our current students.
We will kick off the school year with our 13th annual Back to School Night BBQ on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Our Back to School Night BBQ will be held here at the main campus, 190 Ashley Blvd. We will once again have a traditional barbecue prepared by Sodexo, our food service provider.
We encourage all families to attend this event. We will be sharing important information regarding homeroom assignments, schedules transportation and uniforms.

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Senior Signing Day 2019

All GLCPS Students Will Receive FREE Lunch and Breakfast

GLCPS is pleased to announce it will be participating in the National School Lunch Program, a federal program that provides free lunch and breakfast. What does it mean for your child? It means that every child who attends GLCPS can now receive lunch daily free of charge.The program waives meal fees for all children and eliminates the need for families to submit any financial eligibility forms. More information will be shared in your child's Back to School packet.  




Upcoming Events

Family Literacy Night
Date: 10/24/2019, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: GLCPS Main Campus 190 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02740 Please use the main entrance on the Nye Street side of the building
Annual Band Spaghetti Dinner
Date: 10/30/2019, 5 PM 8 PM
Location: GLCPS Main Campus 190 Ashley Blvd New Bedford, MA Please use the main entrance on the Nye Street side of the building
SAT Testing
Date: 11/2/2019
Location: GLCPS Main Campus 190 Ashley Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02740 Please use Main Entrance on Nye Street side of the building
Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences
Date: 11/7/2019
Date: 11/8/2019