Academics

We believe that the pursuit of knowledge has intrinsic rewards. Our community of learners value the contributions, perspectives, and talents that each student and faculty member bring to campus. Within this community, characterized by camaraderie, connections, and inclusion, students gain the confidence and self-possession to persevere in challenging courses, to voice opinions during class discussions, and to attain their potential.

Our core values—courage, integrity, respect, compassion, and excellence—combined with a rigorous academic program and genuine understanding of student learning, inform our teaching. Teachers design and guide an engaging and nurturing environment that supports students academically, ethically and socially, preparing them for college and meaningful, purpose-driven lives.

Lower School

The Lower School nurtures each student’s natural sense of wonder and innate curiosity, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of learning while equipping children with the skills to succeed academically. A safe, navigable and nurturing space, the GSB Lower School encourages intellectual exploration and growth developmentally essential for our youngest learners. Through social and emotional learning and character awareness programs, children learn how to resolve conflicts, collaborate, and make sound decisions. Students develop appropriate citizenship skills in a community that models ethical behavior, inclusion, and kindness.

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Middle School

Our exceptional Middle School academic program focuses on the mastery of core academic subjects, exploration of new interests, and personal growth. Understanding the unique characteristics of pre-teens and emerging adolescents, Middle School teachers place special emphasis on the values of community, empathy, and healthy decision-making. Through fine and performing arts elective courses, in-school clubs, and after-school activities, students can develop existing interests, explore new opportunities, and take on leadership roles. Middle School at GSB is a joyful and productive place, where students thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

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Upper School

In an environment that advances intellectual curiosity and authentic academic engagement, our Upper School offers a rigorous and comprehensive college-preparatory program, abundant opportunities for research across the curriculum, and specialized elective courses for students to explore and further their specific interests. Our teachers are invested in their students, encouraging them to challenge themselves academically by taking Advanced Placement and Honors courses, while giving them the necessary support to excel in their coursework. Gill graduates are confident, independent, and thoughtful individuals, well prepared for the challenges of competitive colleges and universities and citizenship.

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Traditional academic spaces are complemented by our 208-acre campus that integrates gardens and orchards, ponds and streams, and a working farm and apiary into our curriculum. The interplay of teachers and students with extraordinary resources vibrantly recognizes myriad ways in which experiential learning enhances classroom learning. On any given day, an animal science class measures and weighs our animals, an advanced creative writing class works with a visiting author, or an art class paints en plein air.

Admission Process

Admission Process

GSB welcomes applications from students who demonstrate academic potential and who are deemed likely to benefit from and contribute to the GSB community. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit a complete application, which varies by grade level, and includes components such as transcripts, exam results, teacher recommendations, writing samples, and a campus visit.

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Affording Gill

Affording Gill

A GSB education is a significant investment in your child’s future. We are committed to building a community of talented, passionate, creative, and thoughtful students from a diverse range of backgrounds independent of financial circumstances.

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Campus Tour

Campus Tour

Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students in preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten, and through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provide a rigorous, meaningful, and developmentally-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning on our 208-acre campus, which includes our working, sustainable Home Winds Farm.

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FAQs

FAQs

What is the most important part of the application for admission? What makes Gill St. Bernard's distinctive? What does the school's tagline "Balance Matters" mean? Learn all this and more!

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