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Mission Statement

The mission of Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) is to ensure that all students achieve academic excellence, are ready for the rigors of higher education, and master essential skills that prepare them for the economic, social and civic challenges of a 21st century, global society.
Vision Statement

We have created a unique educational environment in which student success is measured beyond standardized tests. Students demonstrate academic excellence and mastery of essential skills. At GLCPS, essential skills include: technology literacy, public speaking, global citizenship and arts exploration.
We have created a school where the development of standards and frameworks for school accountability are matched by:
1. Preparing young people for the global, multi-cultural and technology-rich society and economy;
2. teaching methods that ensure that the learning needs of each student are met; and
3. a school culture that promotes the personal qualities of initiative, responsibility and community connectedness.
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News & Announcements

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Executive Director's Message on Updates to Covid-19 Protocols

In light of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, I would like to address a few issues and ask for your cooperation. I’ve always appreciated the care and concern this GLCPS community has shown for one another and our current situation is no exception. We will need everyone to do their part so that we can all stay as healthy and safe as possible.
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Construction Gets Underway on GLCPS Addition

Construction has begun on the much anticipated future home of GLCPS' Joan and Irwin Jacobs STEAM Education Center. Crews have been clearing debris to prepare the interior for the state-of-the-art facility that will house, among other things, science labs, a maker space, music room and the school's College and Career Center.
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GLCPS Launches Expansion Project, Announces Major Donation

The Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) recently broke ground on a major renovation and expansion project to create a state-of-the-art educational facility in the north end of New Bedford. “Today, we have reached a milestone as we begin the transformation of the building behind me,'' said the school’s executive director, Stephen Furtado. “This addition to our current building will include new science classrooms and labs, a technology maker space, an expanded College and Career Center, world languages, mathematics, music and art rooms.”

We Are Global

  • 500 Student Population
  • 11:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
  • 1.8 Million Scholarships $$ Received
  • 1:1 Computer/Student Ratio
  • 94% Graduation Rate

Upcoming Events

Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols

In our ongoing efforts to keep our GLCPS community healthy and safe by following recommendations from local, state and federal health and education agencies, we are sharing this ten-minute presentation that clarifies the school’s current Covid-19 preventative measures.