Upper School GSB Students
Upper School GSB Students

2024 Spring Unit Catalog

The Spring Unit Global & Experiential Learning Program serves as a cornerstone of Gill St. Bernard's curriculum and educational philosophy. The signature program crosses disciplinary boundaries and challenges students to think critically and practically, serve others, and consider their place in the world.

We are excited to announce the 2024 Spring Unit Course Catalog. This year's Spring Unit will run Monday, May 20 to Tuesday, June 4. 

The online registration period will begin on Monday, December 18, 2023 with seniors registering first. This process will be completed via a link on students’ KnightSite page. Registration for each grade level will open at 3:00 p.m. according to the following dates: 

  • Friday, December 1 – Spring Unit Fair
  • Monday, December 18 – Senior registration begins
  • Tuesday, December 19 – Junior registration begins
  • Wednesday, December 20 – Sophomore & 9th Grade registration begins

This year’s courses will provide students with a variety of hands-on educational opportunities focused on: 

Cultural Immersion

Environmental Sustainability

Experiential Learning

Service Learning

GSB Student Internship Program

Students will have a unique opportunity to explore the diversity of lived experiences. Though these experiences may take them to locations locally, nationally, and internationally, the goal is to develop the knowledge, skills, and empathic orientation required to understand multiple perspectives and to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Challenging students to think critically about the environment and our relationship with the world around us.

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Students will learn various activities and skills through active participation. This involves students working directly with experts in any given field to learn and develop specialized skill sets. These hands-on experiences will provide students with a unique opportunity to apply concepts learned in the classroom to a practical setting.

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Community service has long been a tradition at our school providing students with opportunities to gain a deeper appreciation for organizations and causes that assist those in need. Students in these programs will participate in immersive service learning projects that support our broader community.

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GSB’s Spring Internship Program is designed to provide select ​11th and 12th grade students with an opportunity to enhance their educational experience by exploring career possibilities. The internships provide students with an in-depth exposure to regional businesses, educational and medical institutions, legal professions, cultural programs, and community service organizations. ​ 

Interested students should complete an application and submit required documents by Friday, November 10, 2023. Students selected for the GSB Internship Program will be notified by Friday, December 15 and will not need to register for a Unit course. 

Students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to participate in the program. Details of the application process are outlined below. 

Meet The Team

Tracey Goodson Barrett
Tracey Goodson Barrett

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Student Internship Coordinator

908-234-1611, ext. 202

Margery Schiesswohl
Margery Schiesswohl

Upper School Dean - 9th Grade Level; Performing Arts & Ninth Grade Seminar Teacher

908-234-1611, ext. 463

Mike Wendell

Assistant Dean of Students

908-234-1611, ext. 256