Why GSB?

Why choose Gill St. Bernard’s School?

Here are seven great reasons:


Let’s start with our mission statement: to provide a balanced, diverse, and secure community that prepares students academically, socially, and ethically, for college and a meaningful life.

More than just a tagline or an aspiration, our mission is a living reflection of who we are and the values that inform our daily lives. Come to campus and see for yourself.


If we had to choose a single word to best capture the spirit of Gill St. Bernard’s, it would be balance. It’s the difference between being challenged and being pushed, the difference between healthy competition and a win-at-any-cost attitude, the difference between exploring your interests and ticking off boxes for a college application. It’s balance, and it matters. 

Process Over Product

When you are engaged, informed and part of the conversation, achievement follows naturally. Whether discussing literature around the Harkness table, releasing trout into a campus stream, or visiting the former site of the Berlin Wall, you will become the best, most confident, smartest version of yourself. It’s a great feeling! What are you waiting for?

Collegiate Style Campus

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the US, but our campus sits in the heart of 208 rolling acres. It’s a beautiful place to learn and grow, to feel secure and inspired. 

Surprise Yourself

At Gill St. Bernard’s, you will discover at least one passion that you wouldn’t have imagined on the first day of school. Our teachers will give you the encouragement, perspective and support—not simply to tackle challenging coursework—but to take healthy risks and pursue new interests. Opportunities for learning and exploration abound at Gill St. Bernard’s. Don’t be content to map out your future. Discover it.

Be Yourself

It is not uncommon to see a varsity athlete in the choir, or a member of the robotics team writing for our school literary magazine. Whatever your unique gifts, there is a place for them at GSB. There is no such thing as a typical GSB student, and there is no limit to who you can become. 

Core Values

The foundations for what we do and how we live at Gill St. Bernard’s: Courage, Integrity, Respect, Compassion, and Excellence. These inform the day-to-day interactions that shape our lives, and they help make Gill St. Bernard’s the engaging, lively, and welcoming community that it is.
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.