GSB Magazine is published by the Communication Department and the Alumni Office and serves as the primary vehicle to share information with the alumni community. This publication provides campus news, class notes, events, and profiles from members of the school community.
Celebrating 50 Years Together
In 1972, two schools united in a common principle – that we are stronger together than we are apart. This year, Gill St. Bernard’s celebrates the 50th anniversary of our school merger to honor the legacy of The Gill School and St. Bernard’s School and to commemorate 50 years of tremendous growth, as we continue to pave our future, together.
2022 Commencement & Closing Ceremonies
Last June, GSB commemorated the achievements of the Class of 2022, 2026, and 2030 as they completed the 2021-22 academic year.
Laura Willits Evans '75
There are a few key tenets that Gill St. Bernard’s has always taught— taking risks, creative problem solving, and believing in your vision— just to name a few. For Laura Willits Evans ’75, these foundational principles led her to a successful career as an American Folk Art Specialist at Sotheby’s. The art relationship and fast-paced New York metropolitan lifestyle lasted over fifteen years.
And then she bought a pile of rocks.
Jack Green '95
When Gill St. Bernard’s purchased Home Winds Farm in 2015, they jumped into the acquisition like any other enthusiastic new homeowner: updating some of the facilities, adding their personal touch to the property, and painting exterior elements which had faded over time. One such element that needed tending was the Home Winds mural, a realistic landscape painted onto the side of the Hemm House garage facing Bernards Road.
Shannon Ludlum '03
It was the fall of 1996, and eleven-year-old Shannon Ludlum ’03 had just been cast in her first GSB performance. Paul Canada, director of the Upper School Musical Meet Me in St. Louis, needed middle school students to fill in for the younger roles. Shannon received the part of Agnes, the lead’s little sister, and took her first step on stage. By the end of the run, she was hooked.
Tyler Merck '08
“The World is Our Classroom” has long been a mantra at Gill St. Bernards, one which has influenced the school’s core values, curriculum, and sense of local and global citizenship. Through its travel, service, and experiential learning programs, GSB works hard to empower students to think critically about social issues, to appreciate diverse perspectives, and to understand the ways in which one individual can impact their local community and the world beyond.