About St. Bernard's School

Dear Families,

Welcome to St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool. Thank you for considering our program for your child’s preschool enrichment. At St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool we provide a program filled with exciting and rewarding experiences to all our preschool friends.

The aim of preschool is to provide a basic foundation for your child’s faith and education. We also aim to make each child’s first experience with school a successful and happy one. As Teachers and parents we must remember, and keep in mind, that a positive self – image is the main ingredient to a child’s success. It is our job as parents and teachers to make this a priority.

Whenever I look forward to a school year, I am reminded of something I heard a long time ago. Knowledge enters the mind gradually, almost unconsciously. It is the teacher’s job to plant it like a seed, tend to it with encouragement and love, and nurture it while it grows and blooms. I believe the teachers and support staff in our program provide such an atmosphere for all our students to grow and bloom.

Together we can prepare your child for their education and promote a life – long dedication to faith and a love for learning. We know we will enjoy getting to know all of our friends and families at St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool.

God Bless,

Karen Abelar


St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool

School Mission

At St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool we are creating a stepping stone on which to build a child’s development and their faith. We support the development of the whole child spiritually through the many facets of communication through words, actions, songs, rhythm, drama, art and prayer. Together we can prepare your child for their education and promote a life–long dedication to faith and a love for learning.

Program Goals and Philosophy

Each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool will help children develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. Our program will assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. Every classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities but also learning styles. The teacher’s role is to provide the tools with which students can cultivate their own garden of knowledge. St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool will present curriculum that involves the interests of the children and makes learning relevant to their lives. Our goal is to incorporate themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, spiritual work, and hands–on learning in order to make children active learners. Finally, our program will tie learning into the world and community to help children become caring and active members of society.

Admission Policy

If you would like to enroll your child in St. Bernard’s Catholic Preschool program, please contact the preschool director to set up a tour of the facility. Vacancies in the preschool are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If space is available you'll be asked to fill out our registration forms and submit a $125 annual non-refundable registration fee.

Registration Form

Once you have contacted the preschool director and taken a tour of the facility, you'll be asked to complete the registration documents below.

Registration Form

Supporting Documentation

Complete the following documents as directed to complete the application process. Use the Registration Checklist when you're done to make sure you haven't forgotten anything.

Welcome letter

Registration Checklist

Identification & Emergency Information

Health History--Parent's Report

Health History--Physician's Report

Emergency Medical Treatment Consent

Notification of Parents' Rights

Personal Rights

Enrollment Form

Walking Field Trip

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