Academics
Upper School
Student Life

Student Leadership Opportunities

The Peer Leadership Program allows seniors to help underclassmen navigate the academic, social, and co-curricular commitments at Gill St. Bernard’s. Peer Leaders pay specific attention to ninth grade students, helping them to manage the transition into the GSB Upper School. Peer Leaders will regularly mentor freshman advisory groups and are selected by the Office of Student Life. The application process involves a formal application, an essay, an interview and a review of the applicant’s experience to date at GSB. On and off campus, Peer Leaders are expected to model the school’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, Compassion and Excellence.

Student government is important to the success of each school year. Working with the Office of Student Life, an active, responsible student government offers its members opportunities for leadership and provides the rest of the student community a forum in which to address issues of concern. Membership in the student government includes a president from the senior class and a vice president from the junior class, to be decided by a student vote, as well as three members from each grade level, elected by the respective grades. Meetings are held weekly and it is expected that student representatives will provide regular updates to their respective grade-level deans. On and off campus, elected students are expected to model the school’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, Compassion and Excellence.

2018-19 Student Government


President – Anna Tulenko
Vice President – Adrian Massuet
 
12th Grade Reps
Andree Aloise, Mark Giordano, Paul Mulcahy, Kiera Murphy
 
11th Grade Reps
Robert Brandl, Matthew Steinbaum, Teresa Zimmer
 
10th Grade Reps
Michael Fritzlo, Laura Howard, Travian McNair, Madelyn Most
 
9th Grade Reps
Ishaan Bal, Jessica Jose, Alex Tulenko
To support the honor system and the values inherent to it, Gill St. Bernard’s has established a student/faculty Honor Board in the Upper School. This Board hears individual cases concerning specific disciplinary allegations and, in a larger context, serves to educate the community about the importance of our core values. The Honor Board is comprised of the following people: the Dean of Student Life; one additional representative from the Office of Student Life; the Upper School Director; a grade-level dean; five senior students chosen by the Office of Student Life. Student members of the Honor Board are selected after a process that involves a formal application, an essay, an interview, and a review of the applicant’s experience to date at GSB. On and off campus, members are expected to model the school’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, Compassion and Excellence.

In addition to impeccable academic resumes, all of the student members of the Honor Board have been actively engaged in and make critical contributions to all aspects of life at Gill St. Bernard’s School.

2018-19 Honor Board

Emily Axelsen
Olivia Escousse
Will Henderlong
Gabrielle Kaminski
Dan Shen
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.