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“Global has molded me into the person I am today. Everyone who steps foot into GLCPS is part of a family. The staff strives to make everyone the best they can be, academically and socially. I now understand that being part of my community is more important than ever.”
       - Adilson DeBrito, Class of 2018

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. Launched in 2002 as a Horace Mann charter school, GLCPS became a Commonwealth charter school in 2006. 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 capitalize on the exceptional resources of our region (for example, marine sciences), and tie these resources to our curriculum and instruction.

GLCPS is partnered with High Tech High Learning® Network of Schools in San Diego, California, and is a field placement site for novice teachers from Roger Williams University.