The spirit of volunteerism at Gill St. Bernard's is authentic, enthusiastic and joyful—a reflection of our students, faculty and parents and all they bring to our community each day.
Founded on the understanding that helping others is an essential part of a purposeful life, community service is an integral part of our school. Many of our best-loved traditions, including Stone Soup Day, Turkey Day and the unit program, are built around or incorporate a strong element of service. In addition to these school-wide events, students at Gill St. Bernard's—through clubs, in collaboration with faculty members and on their own—often initiate and lead service activities. Perhaps the greatest testament to the volunteerism of our students lies in the fact that the school has never mandated service or considered it a pre-requisite for graduation. At Gill St. Bernard's, an eagerness to reach out to the needs of the larger community—and the larger world—is simply a way of life.