A special feature of Gill St. Bernard's curriculum is the Spring Unit. A Spring Unit course is taken by all Upper School students each year. The class meets as a group for two weeks, intensively studying a topic and learning cooperatively.
Students create projects, make presentations, travel and work with other students in groups in all Spring Unit courses. Spring Unit experiences complement the regular year's course of study by extending knowledge or by providing opportunities to apply learning in a practical way. Most importantly, though, the Spring Unit experience literally opens our classrooms to the world as frequent field trips and field studies, often outside the U.S., are integral to the Spring Unit curriculum.