Parents & Students
Global Village Project is an accredited, tuition-free private middle school. We admit girls ages 11-18. Our students must hold the legal status of refugee, asylee or Special Immigrant, and have been in the United States for 3 years or less.
“We come from many different countries, but we have all seen the same things.”
- GVP Alumna
We are dedicated to making Global Village Project a caring and diverse school. Each year, our students come from more than 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Syria, and Somalia. Together, our students speak more than 17 different languages. Most students live in nearby Clarkston, Georgia with their families.
A School Day at GVP
School hours are 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Transportation to School
Students travel to school by bus. GVP bus drivers pick-up and drop-off students living in and around Clarkston on two bus routes each morning and afternoon.
School starts promptly at 8:30 am 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) focus on opportunities to learn and use language. Read more about our Intensive English Language and Literacy Program.
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. Learn more about our STEAM program and arts integration.
Students eat lunch every day at Agnes Scott College, a women’s college located two blocks from GVP. Lunch is provided at no cost to students and families. At lunch in the Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, Global Village girls are able to talk with a friendly and diverse group of bright college women. Some of them even volunteer at GVP! You can view the daily menu of Agnes Scott's cafeteria by clicking here.
Every Form 3 student is matched with a mentor - an older woman who will continue to support the student and her family when she leaves GVP and moves on to high school. Our volunteer mentors receive specialized training before they can be matched with a student, and many remain supporters and friends of their mentee's family for many years. A mentor's job is to help a student continue her academic success as she gets started in a new school after leaving GVP, but the mentor program has many other benefits for participating students! READ MORE >