Beyond the Classroom

Gill St. Bernard's School embraces its motto, "The World is our Classroom," and looks to enhance its challenging curriculum through learning opportunities found beyond our academic buildings. Please join us for a series of events that highlight program offerings that contribute to the development and growth of our students. Hear from our faculty members and current students about how these supplemental offerings contribute to our school culture and how they shape experiential learning. 

Health & Wellness, Student Support
(Lower & Middle Schools)

Wednesday, April 21 @ 6:00 p.m.

Part of our mission at GSB is to support and direct students towards success and happiness. Lower and Middle School students benefit from the structure and nurturing of multiple advisors throughout their developmental years. Please join us for a conversation about the advising programs at GSB, focusing on the philosophy, support, and preparation for the next divisional experience on our campus.    

Panelists:
Kyle Armstrong – Lower & Middle School Director 
Cendahl Cornellio-Alter – Lower & Middle School Director of Learning Support
Jill Fedon – Lower School Dean of Student Life
Jessica Robina – Middle School Counselor
Zoe Tuohy – Lower & Middle School Academic Dean

Who Should Attend:
Lower & Middle School applicants and inquiries

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Exploring the Arts

Tuesday, May 4 @ 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating the arts remains an integral part of the philosophy at GSB. Our curriculum is enhanced by an array of artistic avenues for students to explore. Please join us for a conversation about the outlets students get to experience across our three divisions.  

Moderator:
Margery Schiesswohl – 9th Grade Dean 

Panelists:
Paul Canada – Performing Arts Department Chair
Elizabeth Carney – Lower School Music Teacher  
Jill Fedon - Early Childhood Music Teacher
Sarah Isusi – Fine Arts Department Chair
Francesco Mazzotta – Middle & Upper School Fine Arts Instructor  
Bob Ort – Middle & Upper School Fine Arts Instructor  
Amy Southerland – Middle School Music Director & Drama Coordinator
David Southerland – Upper School Performing Arts Instructor 

Who Should Attend:
All applicants and inquiries 

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Student-Athletes at Gill

Thursday, May 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

Athletics is an integral part of the experience at GSB, most often developing a camaraderie that is tough to duplicate in the classroom.  Please join us for a conversation about the ways in which our student-athletes, both past and present, found success on and off the playing field.

Panelists:
Micaah Garnette ‘21, Caroline Solondz ’21, Caileigh Walsh ‘21, CJ Licata ‘18, Paul Mulcahy ’19,  and Devyn Scott ’20.   
Willard Taylor – Director of Athletics 
David Pasquale – Upper School Dean of Student Life 

Who Should Attend:
Upper School applicants and inquiries

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Curriculum Panel & Spring Unit Program

Thursday, May 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

Academics is the heart of our programming, and all three divisions are bolstered by enriching electives and signature programs.  Please join us for a conversation that will uncover the curriculum guide and outline the academic opportunities afforded to our students.  Faculty members will explain the divisional philosophies while answering questions from prospective families.

Moderator:
Irene Mortensen – Dean of Faculty  

Panelists:
Kyle Armstrong – Lower & Middle School Director 
Joel Coleman – Upper School Director
Tracey Goodson Barrett – Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Student Internship Coordinator
Margery Schiesswohl – 9th Grade Dean 
Irene Mortensen – Dean of Faculty 
Kerri Small – Director of College Guidance
Zoe Tuohy – Lower & Middle School Academic Dean
Montana M. Vasquez-Grinnell – STREAMS Program Director & Middle School Science Teacher
Mike Wendell – Upper School Assistant Dean of Students

Who Should Attend:
All applicants and inquiries

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity at GSB

Thursday, June 17 @ 6:00 p.m.

Beginning with the early childhood program and culminating in the Upper School, GSB is mission-driven to be an inclusive, multicultural community that respects individual differences, inspires commitment to one another, and is the basis for fostering a strong sense of self, community, and global understanding. We affirm that a diverse learning community of students, faculty, administration, trustees, alumni and staff is an essential element to who we are as a school.

Please join us for a conversation about the curriculum, programs, and initiatives that educate and support our students in a globally interconnected world.

Panelists:
Tracey Goodson Barrett – Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
Candace Pryor Brown – Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Montana M. Vasquez-Grinnell – Middle School DEIC Liaison
Cendahl Cornellio-Alter – Middle/Lower School DEIC Liaison 
Julie Jurken – Lower School DEIC Liaison
Manny Hercules – New Jersey SEEDS Liaison

Who Should Attend:
All applicants and inquiries  

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Looking Ahead at Gill

Thursday, June 24 @ 6:00 p.m.

Please join our Head of School Sid Rowell and the Board of Trustees Chair Doug Matthews for an engaging conversation about the future of GSB, focusing primarily on our school's mission and the vision of our two leaders.

Who Should Attend:
All applicants and inquiries  

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