Lower School Closing Exercises

The Lower School held its annual closing exercises this morning, marking the official end of the school year and recognizing the 35 members of the fourth-grade (Class of 2025) on their successful completion of Lower School.
At the ceremony, the fourth-grade recorder ensemble performed "Ode to Joy" and then the entire class sang "Reaching for the Stars" by Sally Albrecht and Jay Althouse. Afterward, Head of School Sid Rowell and Lower School Director Honor Taft, joined by the fourth-grade teachers, presented each member of the Class of 2025 with a ceremonial pin.
The ceremony concluded with Rowell presenting the Amol Ajinkya Citizenship Award, the highest honor that Gill confers on a Lower School student. The award recognizes thoughtfulness, sensitivity and generosity of spirit, with the recipient chosen each year by the Lower School teachers. Congratulations to this year's recipient: fourth-grader Sanjay De Silva.
Congratulations to our fourth-grade students on advancing to Middle School and to all of our Lower School students for successfully completing the 2016-17 academic year.
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.