If we had to choose a single word to best capture the spirit of Gill St. Bernard’s, it would be balance. It’s the difference between being challenged and being pushed, the difference between healthy competition and a win-at-any-cost attitude, the difference between exploring your interests and ticking off boxes for a college application. It’s balance, and it matters.
At Gill St. Bernard’s, you will discover at least one passion that you wouldn’t have imagined on the first day of school. Our teachers will give you the encouragement, perspective and support—not simply to tackle challenging coursework—but to take healthy risks and pursue new interests. Opportunities for learning and exploration abound at Gill St. Bernard’s. Don’t be content to map out your future. Discover it.
It is not uncommon to see a varsity athlete in the choir or a member of the robotics team writing for our school literary magazine. Whatever your unique gifts, there is a place for them at GSB. There is no such thing as a typical GSB student, and there is no limit to who you can become.
The foundations for what we do and how we live at Gill St. Bernard’s: Courage, Integrity, Respect, Compassion and Excellence. These inform the day-to-day interactions that shape our lives, and they help make Gill St. Bernard’s the engaging, lively and welcoming community that it is.
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.