St. Bernadette Catholic Academy in Dyker Heights is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence that thrives both spiritually and academically.
St. Bernadette Catholic Academy offers a strong Catholic academic environment. The academy values academic achievement and reaches to exceed standards in all areas, giving every student the opportunity to reach their potential. St. Bernadette provides studies in religion and a Common Core-based curriculum as well as classes in Italian, technology, art, music and physical education.
The academy facilitates amazing state- of-the-art science labs and STEM curriculum that offers hands-on learning experiences for our students. The academy is extremely proud to offer eighth grade students the opportunity to participate in honors math and history courses and exams which will apply New York State Regents credit to their high school academic records.
Extracurricular activities provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, interests and personal talent.
Students may participate in several clubs, including; band, robotics, Mathletics, book club, and so much more.
Gifted students who thrive on academic challenge engage in math, history, geography, and spelling bees, in addition to be recognized via the Johns Hopkins Search for Talented Youth and the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. A dynamic student council organizes events and gatherings and our stellar Home Academy Association provides families with parent volunteer opportunities and amazing social events throughout the school year.
The academy is very proud of its Class of 2017! Graduates earned over $221,000 in high school scholarships and will continue their education at Xavier H.S., Xaverian H.S., Dominican Academy, Fontbonne Hall Academy, Bishop Kearney H.S., St. John Villa Academy, Notre Dame Academy, St. Joseph by the Sea, St. Edmund Preparatory H.S., St. Joseph Hill Academy, St. Peter’s Boys H.S., St. Saviour H.S., St. Vincent Ferrer H.S., Leon M. Goldstein H.S., Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. and The Clinton School for Writers & Artists.