A unique feature of Gill St. Bernard's curriculum is the Spring Unit. A Spring Unit course is taken by all Upper and Middle School students each year. The class meets for two weeks (one week in the Middle School), studying a topic in great depth. The program highlights the importance of experiential education and its value in today’s world.

Students design and create projects, work collaboratively with others, and engage in hands on learning experiences in all Spring Unit classes. Some travel may be involved, depending on the course. Spring Unit programs complement the regular year's course of study, deepening awareness of a subject and providing opportunities to apply learning in a practical way. The Spring Unit experience literally expands our classrooms to include the world, as field studies are often a part of the Spring Unit curriculum.
Students create projects, make presentations, travel and work with other students in groups in all Spring Unit courses. Spring Unit experiences complement the regular year's course of study by extending knowledge or by providing opportunities to apply learning in a practical way. Most importantly, though, the Spring Unit experience literally opens our classrooms to the world as frequent field trips and field studies are integral to the Spring Unit curriculum.

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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.