Making Good Matches for Individual Students

The college process is a time of self-reflection and self-discovery, a time for students to contemplate who they are and who they hope to become in the years ahead. While it can be accompanied by some challenging twists and turns, it should be exciting and personally rewarding as well.
 
The philosophy of the college guidance process at GSB is about making good college matches for individual students. The counselor's role is to listen, provide guidance, and supply information on all aspects of the process in effort to help students find the schools with which they connect most.
 
At GSB, students are encouraged to approach the college process with open eyes, open ears and an open mind.  Students are taught to lead with their strengths, embrace their own unique personalities and consider their future goals as they pursue their college search and craft their applications.  In turn, the counseling team provides active support and advocacy for each student’s process, through the end of senior year and on to college matriculation. 

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  • Freshman Year

    The Upper School college guidance program begins in freshman year as students are encouraged to build a strong foundation for college success. Students are offered counsel about curricular and co-curricular choices, standardized testing, and how best to approach the college admissions process.
  • College Admission Testing

    The Upper School college guidance program begins in freshman year as students are encouraged to build a strong foundation for college success. Students are offered counsel about curricular and co-curricular choices, standardized testing, and how best to approach the college admissions process.
  • Junior Year

    Formal advising begins for students (and their families) in the winter of junior year. It is at this point when guidance staff will collaborate with students and families to identify and investigate potential higher education options.
  • Senior Year

    Seniors are given individual guidance and direction with applications, interviewing, fulfillment of required testing, and financial assistance applications when appropriate.

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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 vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.