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.
The annual St. Bernard’s Carols, where the entire school community gathers in the Church of Heavenly Rest to sing in celebration of the holiday season, cannot be held this year for obvious reasons. But never fear, the Music Department has come up with a fabulous idea to continue this treasured tradition in a safe way.
Chess has always been very popular at St. Bernard’s. In a typical year, over half of the kindergarten boys play in an after-school program, and many continue playing competitively in tournaments and clubs. To keep the chess enthusiasm alive this fall, the Parents Association organized the first ever virtual family chess tournament.
COVID-19 has changed many of the rituals of a traditional Halloween. Trick-or-treating, gathering with friends - these all need to be modified in 2020. But the simple joys of the holiday are very much alive and well in the halls of St. B’s this week, providing a welcome reprieve from the world around us.