Interested in a GVP education for your daughter?
The Global Village Project is an accredited, tuition-free private middle school. We admit girls aged 11-18, who hold the legal status of refugee, asylee or Special Immigrant, and have been in the United States 3 years or less.
In 2014-2015, students come from 14 different different countries, including Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Rwanda, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan and Iraq. Together, we speak more than 20 different languages. Most students live in nearby Clarkston, Georgia with their families.
School hours are 8:35AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday.
GVP follows the DeKalb County School System calendar.
Please see our school calendar for up-to-date information.
A School Day
Transportation to School
Students travel to school by bus. GVP bus drivers pick-up and drop-off the students in three bus routes daily.
School starts promptly at 8:35AM, with Morning Meeting, an all-school and homeroom assembly time.
We organize our grade levels into “forms.”
Form 1 is for students with little English language and literacy proficiency. These students are typically “Entering” or “Beginning” level learners according to WIDA ELP Standards and the W-APT placement test.
Form 2 is for students who have a better grasp of English language and literacy. These are typically “Beginning” or “Developing” level learners according to the W-APT placement test.
Form 3 is for girls with more developed English language skills. They are typically “Developing” or “Expanding’ level learners according to the W-APT placement test.
An Intensive English Program
Students receive 2-3 hours per day of intensive English literacy instruction, and all content areas (science, social studies, math and music) are deliberately rich in opportunities to learn and use language.
Arts education and music instruction are integrated throughout the school day. GVP offers students a progressive and culturally-rich education, with access to a broad and diverse array of enrichment activities.
Students eat lunch daily at Agnes Scott College, a women’s college located two blocks from GVP. At lunch in the ASC cafeteria, Global Village girls are able to converse with a friendly and diverse group of bright college women, many of whom volunteer at GVP.