In the fall of 2014, St. Bernard School celebrated its 50th anniversary. As the Mill Basin school looks back over the past 50 years, to the students that have been educated, to the teachers that have taught, to the parents that have participated and to the educational trends have come and gone, the one constant at St. Bernard School is that “We Teach With Love.” This is the school mission; it is what sets the school apart from other educational institutes.
St. Bernard School seeks to educate the whole child in a warm, loving family environment. It seeks to develop students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically. It encourages students to develop a Catholic, Christian personality that is reflected by respect for self and others as exemplified by Jesus in the Gospels. Through the educational program, the school community seeks to develop citizens of the 21st century. It seeks to develop students capable of becoming productive citizens of the world, capable of contributing to the well-being of all mankind.
In conjunction with families, students learn to be accountable and responsible in a warm, loving environment. Family involvement is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Not just the child but the entire family becomes part of the St. Bernard family.
In addition to the core academic subjects of religion, ELA, math, social studies and science, the school offers instruction in Spanish, art, music, physical education and technology on all grade levels. In addition, each child visits the library, science lab and computer lab once weekly for instruction.
A writing program has been developed for students in grades one through four. Students in grades five through seven are eligible for a humanities course. Eighth graders have the opportunity to graduate with two Regents courses completed: Math 9 and Earth Science.
The school offers over 30 clubs to enrich and encourage each child’s potential. Each child is treated as an individual and all types of learners and learning styles are addressed. Standardized test scores attest to the success of our program.
For information on enrollment or to arrange a tour, call 718-241-6040, or visit www.stbernardschoolbrooklyn.org or www.optionc.com (school number 939).