At Gill St. Bernard’s (GSB), the guiding principle is balance—a balanced approach to prepare students academically, socially and ethically for college and a meaningful life. 


“Gill students experience a comprehensive academic program that combines challenging, thoughtful classes with inspiring arts courses, top-tier athletic programs and unique experiential learning opportunities,” says Sid Rowell, who has led GSB as Head of School since 2001. “This purposeful balance gives students the ability to not only pursue their personal passions, but to build confidence in other areas for a well-rounded education.” 

From preschool through 12th grade, the school is committed to the concept of learning outside the traditional classroom setting. GSB offers several project-based programs that strengthen students’ skill sets while broadening their worldview, including the Lower School’s Biome Project, the Middle School’s environmental STREAMS program and the Upper School’s historic Spring Unit Program. The opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery are endless. 


GSB’s 208-acre campus has 24 buildings, two trout streams and a performing arts and community center; yet one of its most unique features is an on-campus working and teaching farm, Home Winds. Lower, Middle and Upper School teachers partner with farm staff to create experiential learning lessons in biology, animal science, the arts and humanities. 

Gill St. Bernard’s athletic programs are also an important part of the educational experience. The school is home to 41 teams across 15 sports that have garnered both state and national recognition. 

For many families, GSB is the right fit because of the school’s emphasis on community. “Throughout my career at Gill, I was able to foster meaningful relationships,” said Class of 2022 graduate Mary Jane Granito, who attended GSB since kindergarten. “Each of my teachers was invested in my future, and I was encouraged to pursue my passions in and outside of the classroom. Being on one campus for my entire educational journey provided me a sense of continuity, as the GSB campus became my home base for academics, arts, service clubs and my overall personal growth.” 

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