Exploring Our World

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. Learn more >>
STREAMS stands for sustainability, technology, research, engineering, agriculture, mathematics and service. STREAMS represents an extraordinary opportunity for our fifth-grade students to develop and practice crucial 21st Century Skills, including critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and flexibility. Building on our existing core academic program, which is broad-based, balanced and strong in humanities and writing, STREAMS provides enriched learning through technology, engineering and sustainability. Learn more >>
Spanning 128 contiguous acres, the Home Winds property was acquired in the spring of 2015. The property features several residential and agricultural buildings, fields and a large stocked pond. Short-term, the property will accommodate the school’s operations department and equipment, and has allowed for the expansion of Gill St. Bernard’s farm-to-table program, honoring the farming history of both Home Winds and the school. In the future, the property will also be used to expand many of the school’s academic programs, including those involving place-based learning. Learn more >>
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.