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 is hard to put into words what has happened over the last several weeks in New York City and around the world. The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has wreaked such havoc on our lives, and we seem to be at the tip of the iceberg. At times like these, it seems wise to focus on things we can control. And although we are physically apart, the St. Bernard’s community has pulled together in amazing ways over the last several weeks to support our boys.
This year marks the tenth consecutive year St. Bernard’s has worked with the American Ballet Theatre, the world-renowned dance company. ABT held several workshops with the third grade which introduced the boys to the wonders of ballet.
The Community Gathering Committee is pleased to report the Jewish Museum visits were a success. Located just down the street from St Bernard’s School, the Jewish Museum sits at the intersection of art and Jewish culture by educating through themes that are relevant to the shared human experience.
On this blustery winter morning, the students of St. Bernard’s were only thinking about one thing: the Raffle. For the month of February, boys have been buying raffle tickets for themselves, their family, and their teachers in the hopes to win one of over two hundred prizes. The culmination was a rousing ticket drawing in Friday Assembly.
At the end of the basketball season, the varsity teams take on their toughest (or at least oldest) opponent: the faculty. The seats in the seventh floor gym were filled to capacity as the rest of the school cheered on both sides. Eighth grader Fitz S. gives us a summary of the nail-biting game.
Roughly one-third of St. Bernard’s boys play a musical instrument outside of school, and during the winter term, several recitals are held to showcase their talent. This morning the Upper School musicians performed in front of the entire school assembly.