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. B’s second graders had the chance to be urban planners on recent trips to the Museum of the City of New York. Their final destination was the Future City Lab at the museum, where they were met by an educational guide.
The James D. Held Book Award is a rite of passage for St. Bernard’s eighth and ninth graders. The award was founded by Sharon Held in 2003 in memory of Old Boy James D. Held ’74, who loved St. Bernard’s and always found great joy in reading and especially enjoyed reading biographies.
As buds blossom and winter coats are cast aside, St. Bernard’s celebrates the beginning of spring with the annual Spring Concert and Art Show in early May. This year St. Bernard’s singers, musicians, and artists ushered in the season beautifully with musical performances and art, and their families, friends, and teachers were pleased to join in the festivities.
Year after year, the St. Bernard’s Admissions department prides itself on accepting exceptional boys from a wonderfully diverse group of families. The current year’s crop of new families is no exception. One of the parents in the kindergarten class, Jane G., had an extraordinary childhood, and she was delighted to tell her story to our Upper School boys.
On May 3, 2019, a group of seventh graders (“the Spaniards”) led by Mr. Rodiño, Mr. Kitson, and Mr. Barrientos enjoyed traditional foods from Spain at the newly renovated La Nacional restaurant on 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.