Gill St. Bernard’s is a college preparatory school for preschool through twelfth grade students resulting from the merger of St. Bernard’s School for boys in Gladstone (1900) and The Gill School for girls in Bernardsville (1934). GSB focuses on rigorous academics, the arts, athletics and community service in preparing students academically, socially and ethically for college and a meaningful life.
Small Classes, Big Results
The 16:1 student to teacher ratio at GSB ensures that every student is given the support needed to achieve their full potential.
GSB students have achieved outstanding success in academics, athletics and the arts. “Last school year, 100 percent of our seniors were accepted at an impressive list of colleges and universities,” says Head of School Sid Rowell. “Our award-wining GSB Players presented an outstanding musical production of Pippin, and the GSB Varsity Boys Soccer team put together one of the greatest seasons in New Jersey high school soccer history, winning an unprecedented five titles and setting a standard of excellence that interscholastic athletics may never see again.”
Rowell noted that GSB’s collegiate-style campus on 208 rolling acres, its emphasis on “process over product” and core values—Courage, Integrity, Respect, Compassion and Excellence— are just a few of the reasons parents love the school.
Adapting to Change, Continuing to Thrive
As the GSB community adapted to virtual connections during the pandemic, the learning experience continued uninterrupted.
“We used new ways to deliver engaging content, as well as provided extensive activities for our students,” says Rowell. “As a community, we responded to the continuing racial injustice that exists in our nation by embracing and accepting responsibility for resetting curriculum, programs, policies and practices as the basis for long-term, sustainable change.”
GSB created the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community (DEIC) Action Plan as a guiding framework for improving and enhancing the racial, ethnic and multicultural climate in the school and in creating an authentically inclusive, anti-racist community.
According to Rowell, “GSB continues to thrive because we are committed to the health, well-being and growth of our students, and it is our school’s mission and core values that purposefully guide our actions, words and deeds.”
PO Box 604, St. Bernard’s Rd., Gladstone