August 28, 2017

The academic year really begins to ramp up this week with all sorts of programs, meetings and other activities as we prepare for the first day of classes next week. I have received mostly positive feedback on the decision to begin classes after Labor Day, after three years of starting prior to it. However, the decision is ultimately driven by the date that Labor Day falls on as well as when the Jewish holidays occur. Our concern at GSB is to insure a maximum number of academic days, not the minimum. In years when Labor Day falls on the 6th or 7th of September, we will start earlier.

The work on our new performing arts and community center has become much more visible now that the structural steel has been erected. The masons are on-site as we begin to prepare for additional concrete work and installation of the block. It is always exciting to see a project come together and our community has been waiting for the PACC for a long time. Now scheduled for completion in late May, our students and faculty cannot wait to use it!
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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.