September 28, 2016

The 11th Grade College Night had a huge turnout. Our College Guidance staff does an outstanding job with these types of programs. Highly informational, they are also intended to be reassuring for both parents and students.

It does seem that the college process is becoming more stressful each year for many of our families. The media has not been particularly helpful and the hype over college rankings has done all of us a great disservice. There are over 3,000 colleges and universities in our country and more than 100 are "extremely competitive." To focus on a handful of schools at the expense of what may be better options is often counterproductive. In the end it is all about finding the best "fit."

We are fortunate to have a strong group of counselors and they have an outstanding track record. We have more programs in the next two weeks in this area; for our 10th grade families and for all students interested in playing sports in college.
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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.