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.
St. Bernard’s boys usually learn to play the recorder in third grade. But with all of the COVID restrictions around musical instruments, the Music Department went down a different path and are teaching the boys to play an instrument that lifts everyone’s spirits: a ukulele.
Mr. Parsons and Mr. Jacala have been teaching the fifth grade about the earth’s atmosphere and climate change. To complement this study, fifth grade boys are now proud owners of their own terrariums which they made themselves in science class.
Grade VI spends the year studying American history. In a typical year, the boys visit historic sites in New York, West Point, and Gettysburg. While those trips are not taking place this year, there is much to learn in the classroom. And as we witnessed in this morning’s assembly, the rest of the school absorbed a great deal from watching the boys give recitations from the Teaching Theater pulpit.