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GLCPS Extending Enrollment Option to City's 9th and 10th Grade Students

The deadline to submit completed applications to GLCPS is Wednesday, February 28, 2017. 

Open to New Bedford residents, Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) is a tuition-free public charter school that currently serves 500 students in grades 5-12. In order to generate a culture of personalization, our school setting and class sizes are deliberately small. Students, faculty and administration know each other well, and teachers are able to tailor the curriculum to the needs and level of each student. GLCPS offers an exciting and challenging interdisciplinary curriculum that follows and builds upon the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

Students learn to work collaboratively in teams, use technology meaningfully in their coursework, strengthen all elements of their communication skills, as well as develop the necessary skills to become engaged and ethical contributors to a global society. We have made it a priority to design a comprehensive academic program that provides the foundation for students to succeed in higher education and the workplace. Working in collaboration with organizations throughout the city of New Bedford and the southcoast region, GLCPS aims to become a true ‘community school.' We capitalize on the exceptional resources of our region (for example, marine sciences) and tie these resources to our curriculum and instruction.
There are several ways to apply:
1. Download an application from our website, fill it out and either drop it off or mail it, along with proof of residency, to GLCPS, 190 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02746; 
2. Pick up an application at GLCPS, complete it and return it; 
3. Call the school and ask to have an application mailed to you. 
Mark your calendar for these Enrollment Events: 
  • Enrollment School Tour, 3:30 PM: January 18, 2018
  • Enrollment School Tour, 6:00 PM: January 25, 2018
  • Coffee Hour and Tour, 10:00 AM: January 27, 2018
  • Enrollment Open House and Winter Arts Show, 6:00 PM: February 1, 2018
  • (In the event of inclement weather, the Enrollment Open House and Winter Arts Show will be rescheduled to February 6, 2018.)
  • Application deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Enrollment Lottery, 6:00 PM, March 8, 2018
The Enrollment Lottery is open to the public. All students who submit applications and have proof of residency are entered into the lottery for enrollment. Families do not have to be present at the Enrollment Lottery for their children's application to be included in it. 
Please contact the school for more information by calling 508-991-4105 or emailing