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.
As buds blossom and winter coats are cast aside, St. Bernard’s celebrates the beginning of spring with the annual Spring Concert and Art Show in early May. This year St. Bernard’s singers, musicians, and artists ushered in the season beautifully with musical performances and art, and their families, friends, and teachers were pleased to join in the festivities.
Year after year, the St. Bernard’s Admissions department prides itself on accepting exceptional boys from a wonderfully diverse group of families. The current year’s crop of new families is no exception. One of the parents in the kindergarten class, Jane G., had an extraordinary childhood, and she was delighted to tell her story to our Upper School boys.
On May 3, 2019, a group of seventh graders (“the Spaniards”) led by Mr. Rodiño, Mr. Kitson, and Mr. Barrientos enjoyed traditional foods from Spain at the newly renovated La Nacional restaurant on 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.
St. Bernard’s was thrilled to welcome New York Yankees pitcher, Adam Ottavino, to school this week. Mr. Ottavino spoke with Middle and Upper School boys in a special morning assembly and then met with Junior School students for their morning assembly.
Conversation flowed freely at the River Club on Monday, April 29, at the annual gathering of St. Bernard’s Mothers of Junior Old Boys. Amid canapés and cocktails, mothers of St. Bernard’s graduates from the preceding eight years enjoyed conversation, camaraderie and, no doubt, the occasional reminiscence.
St. Bernard’s sixth grade class traveled to Philadelphia and Gettysburg from Tuesday, April 23, to Thursday, April 25. They visited historical sites and learned about important events that shaped the country in which they live. They had a terrific time, as they describe in their own words in a compilation of writing by Anders C., Brennan C., and Matteo H.
On a beautifully warm and sunny day, Saturday, April 13, approximately fifty St. Bernard’s boys, siblings, and parents traveled downtown for a historic walking tour of Chinatown, one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, led by the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).