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 glory of this school will always be the people inside it.

Recent News

List of 8 news stories.

  • Commencement Address - Thomas Goldstone '86

  • Melissa Sweet Visits the Junior School

    As part of the Kronengold Lecture Series, illustrator and author Melissa Sweet visited St. Bernard’s yesterday via Zoom.
  • Fourth Grade Trip to Seneca Village

    Over the weekend, a group of St. Bernard's fourth graders joined Mr. Kiok and Mrs. Cunningham on a walk through snowy Central Park to visit an important New York City landmark. 
  • Kronengold Lecture: Dan Gemeinhart Speaks to the Middle School

    Author Dan Gemeinhart spoke to the Middle School boys this week about his journey to being a writer.  It was an enjoyable hour that offered important lessons on never giving up on one’s goals.
  • Zoom Recitations

    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.
  • Marshmallow Construction Project

    Our third grade scientists are in the middle of a unit on plate tectonics (the study of the plate movements beneath the earth’s surface).  The boys built structures out of toothpicks and marshmallows with the goal of building a tower that can withstand an earthquake.
  • Virtual Old Boys Dinner

    The Old Boys Dinner has been held every year since 1916.  The pandemic kept Old Boys from gathering in the school gyms this year, but a virtual Old Boys Dinner proved to be a fine bridge to keep the tradition going through these unusual times.
  • Discussions on Civic Engagement with the MCNY and a MLK Assembly

    Mid-December, Middle School and Upper School students attended sessions with educators from the Museum of the City of New York to discuss civic engagement and the Civil Rights Movement in New York City.  


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