The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools (GALS)’mission is to provide a college preparatory education in a supportiveenvironment that fosters the academic mastery and personal developmentnecessary for every young woman to become a powerful advocate for herself andleader of her community.
GALS Program Overview: To achieve our mission, we offer anacademic program consisting of the following components:
Movement-Based: As opposed to relegating movement to physicaleducation class or after-school sports, at GALS we incorporate movement intoday-to-day instruction and classroom activity as a way of engaging studentsboth mentally and phyically.
Wellness: We offer a full curriculum focused on the psycho-social dynamics of growingup female in today’s world. All staff participates in and supportsthis curriculum.
Liberal Arts: Students follow a rigorous liberal-artsacademic program that will prepare them for four-year colleges anduniversities.
Tight-Knit Community: Through advisories, community meetings,shared core values, and opportunities for students and teachers to connect bothin and outside the classroom, GALS emphasizes the development of a closelearning community.
Professional Development: Professional development is a priority atGALS. Staff members meet weekly as a school staff and weekly as a content teamto continue the work. Grade level teams meet monthly to supportcurriculum integration and student achievement.