What makes GLCPS different?

  • High expectations of academic performance for all students
  • Smaller class sizes and individualized student support
  • NEW! State of the art STEAM Education Center featuring Innovation Lab, Science Labs, Music and Art rooms with working kiln, and College and Career Center
  • Dedicated social and emotional learning curriculum for all grade levels to strengthen students’ social development and healthy relationships for a multicultural world

  • Innovative dual enrollment program offering eligible students 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.
  • Unique and robust high school program that focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).
  • New Advanced Placement STEM courses available to students in grade 10 through 12; college credit may be available upon passing the AP exam(s).
  • Early personalized college and career planning, and college advising
  • Parents & guardians are a key part of our school team
  • Highly supportive alumni association offering personalized advising to graduates with college, career and financial aid needs.

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

  • Engage in meaningful marine science 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
  • Broaden their knowledge of the world through our partnership with schools on the island of São Vicente, Cabo Verde
  • Explore careers through internships and work experience programs that connect students to local businesses and organizations
  • 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: 
  • 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.