Constance Billard School for Girls is an exclusive private school located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It's run by Headmistress Queller and is the sister school of St. Jude's School for Boys. Constance brags that many of their alumni attend prestigious universities, many being Ivy League institutions.
Novel Series[edit | edit source]
In the Gossip Girl book series, all the main female characters: Serena, Blair, and Jenny attended Constance.
Television Series[edit | edit source]
In the television series, Serena, Blair, and Jenny attend Constance and Vanessa does not. The school is mainly shown in seasons one and two, as all three girls still attend the school. In The Goodbye Gossip Girl, Blair and Serena, along with Blair's minions, graduate. Jenny has her senior year in season three, but it's revealed in Last Tango, Then Paris that she will graduate high school in Hudson, New York. It's briefly shown in Shattered Bass and The Wrong Goodbye in the fourth season when many characters attend a fundraiser held at the school. In season six, it's revealed that Steven Spence's daughter Sage Spence is a senior at the school.
Reboot Television Series[edit | edit source]
Real Life[edit | edit source]
The exterior filming location for Constance is The Museum of the History of New York. The school itself is based on The Nightingale-Bamford School, an all girl's school in which Cecily von Ziegesar attended herself. It is also a private school located on the Upper East Side, with 100% of graduating students attending universities.
Notable Alumni[edit | edit source]
Class of 2009[edit | edit source]
- Isabel Coates
- Penelope Shafai
- Hazel Williams
- Nelly Yuki
- Katia "Kati" Farkas (departed, Spring 2008)
- Georgina Sparks (departed, prior to Fall 2007)
Class of 2011[edit | edit source]
- Jennifer "Jenny" Humphrey (departed, Summer 2010)
- Carmen Fortier
- Sawyer Bennett
- Kira Abernathy
- Jane Cordelia Trapp