St. Bernard’s offers able young boys of diverse backgrounds an exceptionally thorough, rigorous, and enjoyable introduction to learning and community life. We wish to inspire boys to value hard work and fair play, to develop confidence, consideration for others, and a sense of citizenship, and to have fun while doing these things.
A good heart is as valuable as a well-stocked, well-trained head.
It was great to see so over 200 Junior Old Boys return to St. B's from high school and college. The crew enjoyed catching up with teachers, lunch in the dining room, and playing basketball in the big gym.
At the end of October, Messrs. Landesman and Krasnavage took their sixth graders downtown for a site seeing expedition focused on American history. The boys visited the Brooklyn Bridge, African Burial Ground, Trinity Church, Fraunces Tavern, and the 9/11 Memorial. Sixth grader Miles G. describes the Brooklyn Bridge:
Stop by the 5th floor and you will notice a bulletin board filled with small squares, not too much larger than postage stamps. Look closely and you will see that each tiny square contains some pretty amazing artwork.
The Good Heart Program begins with a unit on “Community.” The boys talk about the different communities that they are a part of, including St. Bernard’s. In an effort to get to know everyone in our school community, fourth-grade students met with various members of the staff whom they might not know well.