St. Bernard’s School provides a holistic, value-based education to produce a well-rounded Catholic citizen. We are committed to teaching Catholic doctrine and moral values infused throughout an academic curriculum. We strive to develop Catholic identity and academic excellence in each student that will in turn benefit the school, parish, and society at large.
We are a Catholic community who has the Blessed Trinity as a model for our thoughts, words, and actions. We provide quality education, in alignment with high academic standards and Church teachings. We support and facilitate the development of the whole child, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially. We recognize the role of parents as primary educators, and of teachers as facilitators of learning. We prepare our students to be strong in their faith and to succeed in a culturally diverse society, respecting and safeguarding the dignity of all members of our community.
Education at St. Bernard's Catholic School is a three-way partnership between the parents, school, and students. This partnership is critical to the overall success of our students. We consider it a privilege to work with parents in the education of their children because we believe parents are the primary educators of their children. Therefore, it is every parent's right and duty to become the primary role models for the development of their children's lives—physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and psychologically. Choosing St. Bernard's Catholic School involves a commitment and exhibits a concern for helping your child to recognize God as the greatest good in his/her life.
Once parents have chosen to enter into a partnership with us at St. Bernard's Catholic School, we trust that they will be loyal to this commitment. During these formative years (K to 8), children need constant support from both parents and the school faculty in order to develop their moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical endowment. Neither parents nor teachers can afford to doubt the sincerity of the efforts of their educational partners in the quest of challenging, yet nourishing, the students to reach their potential. Mutual respect between parents and teachers will model good mature behavior and relationships for students.
Students are naturally eager to grow and learn. However, sometimes in the process of maturation new interests may cause them to lose focus. As this natural process occurs, the student needs both understanding and discipline. At times, children may perceive discipline as restrictive. However, such boundaries and limits provide a young people with essential guidance and security. Children must take responsibility for the grades they earn and be accountable for all assignments, from homework and quizzes to long-term assignments and service projects.
partnership between parents, school and student is critical to the overall success of our students. We all have a stake in assuring that our students are prepared for high
school and beyond. Together, we can
support one another in helping children to become the best people they are capable of
St. Bernard's Catholic School Student Learning Expectations (SLE's) demonstrate what all students of our school must know, do, and value, by the time they graduate. SLE's are incorporated into lesson plans and rubrics throughout the school year.
1. A faith filled Catholic who is able to:
- Develop a spiritual center based upon Catholic beliefs, teachings and prayer
- Understand and actively participate regularly in the liturgical celebrations
- Demonstrate Christian values and the courage to make moral decisions
2. An academic achiever who is able to:
- Set goals and evaluate progress
- Use good study and organizational skills
- Work independently and collaboratively to solve problems
- Apply knowledge and appreciate the benefits of learning
3. An effective communicator who is able to:
- Express written thoughts clearly, using correct grammar, syntax and mechanics
- Express thoughtful opinion and employ critical listening
- Speak publicly with confidence and poise
4. A responsible citizen who is able to:
- Understand the basic civic/social responsibilities of a citizen
- Take responsibility for his/her words and actions
- Show respect for self, others and society
5. A lifelong learner who is able to:
- Demonstrate a strong foundation in the basics of all academic subjects
- Use technology for learning, communication and enjoyment
- Recognize and utilize his/her unique gifts and talents.
1. A faith filled Catholic
- Know you are special to God and part of His family
- Participate at Mass and know the prayers of our Church
- Follow Godís rules and treat others well
2. An academic achiever
- Finish your work and do it correctly
- Follow directions and take your time while working
- Do your own work and help others when working in a group
- Use what you learn
3. An effective communicator
- Write in a way that others can understand
- Think before you speak and stay on the topic
- Speak in a way that others can understand
4. A responsible citizen
- Know the school rules and treat others kindly
- Admit when you do something wrong
- Care for self and others
5. A lifelong learner
- Share what you know
- Use the tools that help you learn
- Know that you have special gifts given by God