Catholic Schools Week 2016

St. Bernadette School, Dyker Heights

An Investment in Your Child’s Future


St. Bernadette School, Dyker Heights, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is celebrating over 60 years of excellence in education and continues to thrive spiritually and academically. The school is persistent in maintaining and upgrading staff, resources, and facilities so as to keep pace and surpass the ever-growing demands of technology and curriculum. This diligence has produced two National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)-distinguished teachers and likewise, the principal was recognized as an NCEA Distinguished Principal.

The school offers a strong Catholic academic environment where, in addition to learning about the faith and allowing it to permeate each day, we value academic achievement and reach to meet and exceed standards in all areas. The school community strives to give every student the opportunity to reach his or her potential.

St. Bernadette School has a faculty comprised of religious sisters and dedicated lay teachers who collaborate to build a caring community based on the tenets of Jesus Christ and a strong academic foundation for its students. St. Bernadette provides studies in religion and a Common Core-based curriculum, as well as special content areas of Italian, technology, art, music and physical education.

In 2015, the school opened a new state-of-the art Science Lab and STEM curriculum for students to have hands-on learning experiences, and facilitate the new curriculum with the materials and equipment necessary. Additionally, the school piloted a program introducing Greek and Latin roots to all students pre-k through grade eight.

Extracurricular activities provide an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, areas of interest and personal talent. Among the offerings are: student council, hand bell choir, school band, book club, choir, violin, craft club, geography club, Mathletics Club, altar servers and Aquinas program. Students who thrive on academic challenge engage in math, history, geography and spelling bees. Similarly, gifted students are recognized via the Johns Hopkins search for talented youth and the Junior National Young Leaders Conference.

The school community is very proud of the Class of 2015, which was awarded over $215,000 in scholarships.

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