Our philosophy:

At GSB we provide an academically and socially balanced preschool experience that prepares our children to thrive in elementary school. Our program is play-based with individual and small group academic instruction intentionally interwoven to ensure each child is appropriately challenged and supported as they develop early cognitive skills.

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  • A Place to Grow and Explore

    At GSB we believe the world is our classroom and for our youngest students this means daily outdoor play and regular visits to our garden and farm. Preschool classes plant and maintain a starter garden outside of their classroom and our farm educator brings baby ducks, goats and other animals from our farm to visit the students as part of their animal study.
  • Social/Emotional Curriculum

    Friday Friends is a social emotional curriculum delivered to our youngest learners, preschool and prekindergarten students, to encourage building awareness and skills in being a good friend. This includes: accepting and celebrating differences and similarities, respect, cooperation, problem-solving, and empathy.
  • Preschool: Units of Study

    • Welcome to School
    • Fall Fun
    • Giving Thanks
    • Happy Holidays
    • Winter Wonderland
    • We Love to Learn
    • We are Lucky
    • New Beginnings
    • April Showers Bring May Flowers
    • Look How Much We Have Grown
  • Pre-Kindergarten: Units of Study

    • Welcome to School/All about Me/The 5 Senses
    • Fall/Harvest/Farm
    • Dinosaurs
    • Native Americans/Giving Thanks
    • Winter Holidays
    • Arctic/Animals/Penguins
    • Chinese New Year/Shapes
    • Space
    • Rainforest
    • Insects/Ponds
    • Spring/Seeds/Flowers/Butterflies
    • Ocean/Whale Week/Summer

Meet our Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of experienced preschool and pre-kindergarten teachers who are warm and nurturing. They are deeply knowledgeable about early childhood education, including child development, curriculum and instruction. To set the stage each day, every child is greeted and welcomed as they enter the classroom. Our teachers take pride in carefully preparing the classroom environment and the schedule of activities with the right balance of play and work.

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Gill St. Bernard’s is an independent, 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.