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.
St. Bernard’s faculty and staff gathered during the final days of summer for four days of meetings to prepare for the new school year. As part of the professional development that takes place during this time, Mr. Hurd invited Professor Daniel Willingham, a cognitive science professor from the University of Virginia, to spend the day with the faculty.
To mark the end of Mr. Moraitis’ two years as our interim head of school, the Parents Association organized a project to give the community an opportunity to express its appreciation for his leadership.
In the spring of the eighth grade year, after the Shakespeare play has wrapped and secondary school decisions have been made, St. Bernard’s boys begin on one last undertaking – drawing a map from memory.
The Upper School Speech Contest has been held for over 30 years, making it a relatively new tradition at St. Bernard’s. The challenge highlights one of the hallmarks of a St. B’s education: the art of public speaking.