St. Bernard’s has long prided itself on the quality of all its teachers and staff and on the relations among them. The school succeeds because the faculty works hard and supports each other cheerfully. Our founders spoke of “the contact of mind upon mind,” the charged connection between diligent, loving teachers and their pupils. As a community we work hard and well, look after one another, and have some fun.
We expect St. Bernard’s teachers to teach carefully and responsibly, to form a class with its own personality while recognizing the value of each boy within it. They understand that character, integrity, and kindness are as important as intellectual accomplishment. St. Bernard’s wants its boys to pursue learning before grades, to take pleasure in helping others, and to do their very best with what they have.
Faculty and staff regularly attend conferences and workshops offered domestically and internationally on a range of topics. Events typically include the International Boys School Coalition’s annual conference, the NAIS annual conference, the NAIS People of Color Conference, the Learning and the Brain conference, and many NYSAIS workshops.