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This is a long page, we know... But we hope that setting it up this way makes it easy for you to come to a better understanding of what makes St. Bernard School so special.

When you are ready to visit, arrange a shadow day for your child(ren), or register, simply call Mrs. Laib at 353.4224. 


We look forward 

to hearing from you!

 

  Spiritual Formation  
 
  Sacraments & Devotions
- School Masses are celebrated on Wednesdays at 8:35 AM
Each class spends time each week in Eucharistic Adoration.
Seasonal opportunities for confession or penance services.
During Lent we have the Stations of the Cross.
We celebrate the May Crowning and pray the rosary.
In October, the Month of the Holy Rosary, we host the Living Rosary.
Prayer services are held seasonally.
Each day begins and ends with prayer, and our faith is incorporated into all classes.

 
  Works of Service & Mercy
Responding to Christ's call and example, our students participate in a number of service opportunities...

Mission Festival
Out students host a festival that benefits our sister school in Uganda, St. Julie Billiart. This 20+ year tradition has raised significant funds for the Ugandan school and creating fond memories for our students. It is the highlight of our celebrations during Catholic Schools Week.

Stewardship Projects
Four times a year, grades 1-8 participate in grade-level projects that reflect service and charity.

 
  Sports Leader
Our Athletic groups are recognized as a ministry of the Parish in which coaches have a unique opportunity to talk with players about character development and faith. Sports Leader is a virtue-based mentoring and motivation program used at all levels with our sports teams.

 
  Theology of the Body
To prepare our students to handle the culture with the eyes of faith and truth, Theology of the Body curriculum is taught to our junior high students. Through the program, students come to understand God's plan for sexuality, love, and marriage.

 
       
       
       
  Academic Strength  

Academic Standards
In line with the recommendation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Catholic Schools Office, we have adopted the "common core" curriculums for math and language arts. These are rigorous standards that promote higher-level thinking and reasoning.

 
  Technology
In 2015, our computer lab PCs were replaced by Chromeboxes.
Our Wi-Fi system runs throughout the school.
6 carts of Chromebooks make it convenient for teachers to incorporate technology.
Parents have 24/7/365 access to their child(ren)'s grades through Option C.
Each classroom is equipped with a SMARTBoard.

 
  Specials
Each week, students participate in Physical Education, Music, Library, Art, and Computers.

 
  Enrichment & Co-curriculars
Athletics (baseball, basketball, football, golf, volleyball)
Veteran's Day Program (all grades)
Christmas Program (grades 1-4)
Spring Musical (grades 5-8)
Drama Club
Symphony Field Trip
Yearbook
Junior Achievement

 
  Academic Competitions
Geography Bee
Spelling Bee
Science Fair
Speech Contest

 
  Additional Resources
The Auxiliary Service Program provides a wide range of services to support the students, staff and parents of St. Bernard School. These services include Speech-Language, Special Education, and Title I services.

 
       
     
     
   Points of Interest  

Size/Enrollment
We have one classroom per grade (K-8), ranging in size from 15 to 29 students, with an average of 22. Kindergarten is full or half day. Our total enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is over 190 students.

 
  Hours
Classes begin at 8:25 AM and end at 3 PM. Students may arrive as early as 8:05 AM.

 
  Extended Hours
Students can come to the library as early as 7:30 AM for a daily $1 fee. An after-school program is also available from 3 - 6 PM. Contact Mary Beth for additional information.

 
  Buses
Northwest, Three Rivers and Oak Hills school districts bus to St. Bernard. Contact your public school district's transportation department for information.

 

 


 


What Parents Are Saying...

  • "I love the fact that St. Bernard is large enough to provide a great education but small enough that everyone knows everyone."
  • "The school is not just a school but a family."
  • "St. Bernard provides an authentic Catholic education I haven't seen anywhere else."

 

 


What Parents Are Saying...

  • "I love the fact that St. Bernard is large enough to provide a great education but small enough that everyone knows everyone."
  • "The school is not just a school but a family."
  • "St. Bernard provides an authentic Catholic education I haven't seen anywhere else."

 

 


What Parents Are Saying...

  • "I love the fact that St. Bernard is large enough to provide a great education but small enough that everyone knows everyone."
  • "The school is not just a school but a family."
  • "St. Bernard provides an authentic Catholic education I haven't seen anywhere else."