Philosophy

We provide an elementary education that brings together outstanding academics, social and emotional learning and the simple joys of exploration and discovery to help children become enthusiastic lifelong learners who are articulate, confident and self-directed.
Our classes are led by caring and knowledgeable teachers that personalize learning and ensure that children are both challenged and supported throughout their Lower School years. Our teachers work together to implement a curriculum that encourages cross-disciplinary thinking and collaboration. In addition, faculty collaboration among grade levels provides a seamless experience for our children as they transition from one grade to the next. By the time they leave Lower School, our students have developed not simply the academic skills, but the creative and critical thinking that will serve them in Middle School and well beyond. The journey begins with our warm and supportive community, in which the intellectual risk-taking essential to learning and growth is celebrated and encouraged.
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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.