2021-22 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 2022 Spring Unit Course Catalog. This year's Spring Unit will run Monday, May 23 to Friday, June 3. 

The online registration period will begin on Monday, December 13, 2021 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: 

  • Monday, December 13 – Senior registration begins
  • Tuesday, December 14 – Junior registration begins
  • Wednesday, December 15 – 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

Overnight Travel Policy

All students who travel overnight on a Gill St. Bernard's Unit trip will be required to provide proof of at least their first COVID-19 vaccination by December 13, 2021. Only fully vaccinated individuals who have uploaded their vaccination status to Magnus will be eligible for overnight travel. Please review the GSB "Overnight Travel" policy for additional details. 

Read More on Our Covid-19 Family Handbook


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.

Unit Details


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

Unit Details


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.

Unit Details


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.

Unit Details


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, December 3, 2021. Students selected for the GSB Internship Program will be notified by Friday, December 10 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

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Student Internship Coordinator

908-234-1611, ext. 202
tbarrett@gsbschool.org

Margery Schiesswohl

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

908-234-1611, ext. 463
mschiesswohl@gsbschool.org

Mike Wendell

Assistant Dean of Students

908-234-1611, ext. 256
mwendell@gsbschool.org