Upper School

Gill's Upper School is a place where all students are deeply engaged, both in the classroom and through co-curricular activities.
 
We offer rigorous academic coursework, including AP and honors classes, and our teachers encourage students to continually challenge themselves academically. Faculty offer the support to enable students to thrive. That balance allows our students to offer their best work, grow in confidence, and act with integrity.

Our Curriculum

GSB's Upper School fosters intellectual curiosity and genuine academic engagements through a rigorous and varied college-prepatory curriculum.

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We are committed to being an engaging, inclusive, and supportive community. We know and value one another and respect the contributions that each person brings to campus. Our rich and varied academic program prepares students for top-tier colleges and universities, while still allowing for a balanced experience—with room to explore and discover new interests.

GSB 2020: An Extraordinary Year

With courage, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to safety, the Gill St. Bernard's community responded to the Covid-19 pandemic the only way it knows how — together. We're proud to have offered more days of in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year than any other area school.

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Spring Unit Program

A signature program for nearly 50 years, the Spring Unit Program provides two-week experiential learning opportunities each May, including immersive study, field work, and regional and international travel opportunities.

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Student Life

Promoting the importance of co-curricular education, GSB provides Upper School students with exceptional athletic, fine and performing arts experiences,  community service, and leadership opportunities.

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Clubs & Activities

Opportunities abound for students to express themselves through the arts, participating in annual events and extended day programs, competing and learning via a wealth of extracurricular activities, and much more.

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Recent Upper School News

Athletics

Gill St. Bernard's has a long and proud tradition of excellence in high school sports.

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Arts

The arts promote courageous exploration, self-awareness, and cultural literacy as students are encouraged to take creative risks, to discover their passions, and to present their work before an audience.

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Our Campus

See our 208-acre campus for yourself.

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Upper School Director Dr. Joel Coleman

Dr. Coleman has served for decades as a teacher, coach, mentor, and administrator in independent schools along the Atlantic seaboard.

He has significant experience in school curriculum evaluation, faculty growth models, and the development and implementation of standards for teaching excellence.  More importantly, he has mentored countless students, faculty, and families through daily triumphs and life-long challenges.  He appreciates our communal duty to ensure that academic excellence is the bedrock of a Gill St. Bernard’s education. He believes that a school’s mission is a powerful agent for change in the lives of our families and our communities, and he has found a home at GSB because the school acts in accordance with its core values.  He also is a proud GSB parent and ardent supporter of our teams and programs.

Teacher Spotlight: Ned Lincoln

As the Farm Manager for Home Winds Farm, Ned’s passion for sustainability is palpable in the fields, inside the barn, on the tractor, and in the classroom. 

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Director's Blog

Dr. Joel Coleman, Upper School Division Director, shares his thoughts and experiences with our community.

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