What makes GLCPS different?

  • High expectations of academic performance for all students;
  • Parents & guardians are a key part of our school team.
  • Smaller class sizes and individualized student support;
  • A commitment to offering students art, music, technology, and physical education; 
  • College preparatory curriculum with a focus on critical thinking skills through a hands-on, project-based approach to learning;
  • Innovative dual enrollment program offering eligible student the opportunity to earn credit for up to four (4) free college courses up to $5,000. Additional college courses available based upon student/family interest;
  • Early college and career planning, and personalized college advising;
  • Community based internships with a wide range of local organizations;
  • Unique community service high school program, enhancing students' professional skills and future scholarship opportunities; 
  • Highly supportive alumni association offering personalized advising to graduates with college, career and financial aid needs. 

The city of New Bedford and the larger region serve as our classroom outside of school walls, providing GLCPS students with unlimited learning opportunities. For example, our students:

  • Engage in meaningful STEAM activities by capitalizing on New Bedford’s resources such as the Whaling Museum, the Buttonwood Park Zoo, SouthCoast Hospitals, Buzzards Bay Coalition, and the Working Waterfront;
  • Visit Bridgewater State University (BSU) to utilize its science labs and learn lab skills from BSU professors and students;
  • Network with local business and key community leaders to engage students in special service programs and unique learning opportunities;
  • Gain exposure to the city’s rich offerings in music and the arts through collaborations with the Zeiterion Theatre and others.
At GLCPS, we believe in global teaching and learning through efforts including: 
  • Partnering with University of Glasgow in Scotland to build a program for high school students and sending GLCPS students to participate in the program; 
  • Establishing a partnership with schools in Cabo Verde by sending a contingent of GLCPS administrators and teachers to the country and donating school and technology supplies; 
  • Offering high school students the opportunity to visit other countries through EF Tours; 
  • Middle school project-based learning that emphasizes connections with children around the globe;
  • High school exploration of diverse cultures with field studies and in-depth dialogue.