GSB's Upper School fosters intellectual curiosity and genuine academic engagements through a rigorous and varied college-prepatory curriculum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent Upper School News
Gill St. Bernard's has a long and proud tradition of excellence in high school sports.
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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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.