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.
Each spring, the librarians choose a community book which is then read by students and faculty in grades V and up over the summer. Mrs. Reid and Mr. Schwartz selected Katherine Marsh’s Nowhere Boy, a thrilling tale of a Syrian orphan who finds himself in Brussels during the height of the refugee crisis. A young American boy comes to his aid, and the two boys learn valuable lessons on moving from fear to empathy. Katherine Marsh spoke to both students and parents last week.
Over spring break, many in our community were thinking of the hospital workers who were sacrificing so much to fight this pandemic on the front lines. We were also concerned about our neighborhood restaurants that lost the majority of their business seemingly overnight. The Neighbors Assistance Fund was created in late March to help.
Over the last few weeks, the Parents Association organized a very special video for the St. Bernard’s faculty and staff. It is a heartwarming tribute that is indicative of the close-knit St. B’s community. We are all in this new adventure together and supporting one another through the challenges of being apart.