2019

  • June

    Video of Commencement - June 11, 2019

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  • Highlights from the 2019 Track Season

    by Coach Hill
    The 2019 St. Bernard’s track teams worked hard, had fun, and did very well in their respective competitions.
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  • Environmental Heroes

    In science this semester, third graders looked closely at potential threats to the environment, such as pollution, non-renewable energy sources, deforestation, plastics, and climate change. 
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  • May

    Second Grade Trip to Museum of the City of New York

    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.
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  • 2019 James D. Held Book Award

    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.
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  • St. Bernard’s Spring Concert and Art Show

    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.
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  • A Refugee Talks About Her Passion to Help Others

    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.
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  • Ñam Ñam & Miam Miam

    by St. Bernard’s language department
    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.
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  • Yankees Pitcher Adam Ottavino Visits St. B’s

    St. Bernard’s was thrilled to welcome New York Yankees pitcher, Adam Ottavino, to school this week.  Mr. Ottavino spoke with Middle and Upper School boys in a special morning assembly and then met with Junior School students for their morning assembly.
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  • Perge Sed Loquere: Mothers of Junior Old Boys Gather at the River Club

    by Charlotte Kingham, mother of William Kingham ’14
    Conversation flowed freely at the River Club on Monday, April 29, at the annual gathering of St. Bernard’s Mothers of Junior Old Boys. Amid canapés and cocktails, mothers of St. Bernard’s graduates from the preceding eight years enjoyed conversation, camaraderie and, no doubt, the occasional reminiscence. 
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  • Sixth Graders Visit Philadelphia and Gettysburg

    St. Bernard’s sixth grade class traveled to Philadelphia and Gettysburg from Tuesday, April 23, to Thursday, April 25.  They visited historical sites and learned about important events that shaped the country in which they live.  They had a terrific time, as they describe in their own words in a compilation of writing by Anders C., Brennan C., and Matteo H.
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  • St. B’s Explores Chinatown

    by Belinda N., Community Gathering committee co-chair
    On a beautifully warm and sunny day, Saturday, April 13, approximately fifty St. Bernard’s boys, siblings, and parents traveled downtown for a historic walking tour of Chinatown, one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods, led by the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).
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  • Fifth Grade Science at the American Museum of Natural History

    On April 24 and 25, fifth graders took a break from the classroom and visited the American Museum of Natural History.
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  • April

    New York City FC Match with Coach Miceli

    New York, Oh New York
    Oh City said I
    I’ll stand here in the bleachers, until the day I die
    Take me to the Bronx, that’s where I want to be
    Because I follow New York, New York City!
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  • Maps from Memory

    by Mr. Clements, Grade VIII and history teacher
    St. B’s eighth graders embark on a cartographic journey that begins in late winter and extends into the spring.  Each eighth grade student memorizes and draws a map of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the countries of the Caucasus, on a desk-size pieces of paper that are printed only with lines of latitude and longitude.
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  • St. B’s Documentary Screening: The Millionaires’ Unit

    by Kate Fiscus, Director of Old Boys
    To whom much is given, much is expected.  The tagline of The Millionaires’ Unit resonated with audience members during a St. Bernard’s screening on April 16.  Over forty Old Boys, alumni parents, current parents, and students met to watch a special one-hour version of The Millionaires’ Unit.
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  • The Good Heart Program

    Last fall St. Bernard’s piloted the Good Heart, a character development program that encourages self-awareness, self-management, and social awareness.  The goal of this program is to formalize a curriculum around core values that are important to the school. 
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  • A Metadata Party in the Archives

    by Janine St. Germain, school archivist
    The St. Bernard’s Archives is a growing collection….especially when it comes to all things digital.  Each year digital images make their way into the archives, including documents, news items from the school website, newsletters, and various items all fashioned from pixels.
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  • Kindergarten Visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Kindergarten boys took advantage of the sunny spring weather and visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 10 and April 11.  They visited the Egyptian collection and enjoyed customized tours created just for them by their Kindergarten teachers.
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  • The Multicultural Fair Celebrates Australia

    On Friday, April 5, St. B’s boys were transported to Australia for the annual Multicultural Fair. 
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  • St. B’s 2019 Science Fair

    On March 13, 2019, St. Bernard’s celebrated science with the annual Science Fair.  With nearly fifty Middle and Upper School boys participating and all 377 students in attendance, the small gym was bustling with activity all morning.  Parents and teachers joined in the fun and visited the many booths throughout the fair.
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  • Fifth Graders Explore Midtown Manhattan

    Last month the entire fifth grade embarked on a visit to several iconic landmarks in midtown.  Accompanied by their homeroom teachers and parent chaperones, they hopped on the 6 train and headed downtown.
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  • March

    Grade IX Visits Cuba

    by Mr. Bowcock
    The ninth grade had a fascinating trip to Cuba. Our itinerary started in Havana and involved travel to the Bay of Pigs, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Santa Clara.
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  • A Rich History of Dance at St. B’s

    Did you know that Merce Cunningham taught at St. Bernard’s?  Ms. St. Germain, St. Bernard’s School archivist, found an excerpt from our school publication in 1939 that announced a new course taught by Mr. Mercier Cunningham. 
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  • The Great Skate 2019

    For the first time in many years, St. Bernard’s Great Skate took place in March!  Although the morning began with a snow storm, the evening of March 4 turned out to be perfect weather for our annual skating party.  
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  • February

    Fourth Grade Visits the Liberty Science Center

    By Alexi M., Grade IV
    On a frosty February day, the fourth grade and some selected parents went to the Liberty Science Center.  The center is located in Jersey City and is an interactive museum where you learn science while having fun. 
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  • St. B’s Kindergarten Visits the United Nations

    Kindergarten students visited the United Nations on Monday, February 25, 2018.  Upon arrival, everyone gathered under the portraits of former United Nations Secretary-Generals and learned that the United Nations was founded in 1945 to prevent world war and keep peace among nations. 
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  • Grade IX Visits the Guggenheim

    Last week the ninth grade visited the Guggenheim with their art teacher Ms. Meigs.  They were lucky to enjoy a sunny day and walked from school to the museum.  They arrived just as the doors were opening and met their educational guide in the rotunda.
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  • Roxie Munro Visits St. B’s

    St. Bernard’s welcomed beloved author and illustrator, Roxie Munro on February 13, 2019.  Ms. Munro spoke with Junior School students about the non-fiction books she has written and illustrated for over thirty years. 
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  • Captain Fry Book Collection

    By Janine St. Germain, St. Bernard’s archivist
    If you have recently strolled through the stacks in the St. Bernard’s School library and have seen a curious collection of vintage books shelved elegantly amongst the others, you might have caught a glimpse of the Captain Fry book collection.
     
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  • St. B’s Buddies

    An important aspect of the St. B’s experience is the daily interaction between younger and older students.  While much of this happens naturally in a school shared by all school levels, there are also some structured activities that encourage collaborations between different age groups.  A favorite among many students is the buddy program.
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  • 2019 Old Boys Dinner

    By Kate Fiscus, Director of Old Boys
    In keeping with tradition, Old Boys, faculty, and former faculty come together to celebrate St. Bernard’s on the third Thursday in January at the annual Old Boys Dinner.  On January 17, Old Boys near and far came back to St. Bernard’s for the most anticipated Old Boys event of the year.
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  • January

    St. B’s Annual Basketball Tournament

    By Adrien B., St. B’s sixth grader and basketball player
    I glanced at the clock on the score board. The score was tied, and the bright red lights on the board glowed with the fearful number of five seconds. 
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  • Third Graders Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    On January 30 third graders visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and enjoyed guided tours through the Egyptian collection.  The boys are currently learning about ancient Egyptian civilization and were delighted to see concrete examples of many things they have discussed in their classrooms.
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  • Illustrator and Author George O’Connor Visits St. B’s

    St. B’s students were treated to a visit from illustrator and author George O’Connor on Friday, January 18. 
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  • St. B’s 2019 Math Team

    On Tuesday, January 8, boys in grades VI, VII, and VIII took the MATHCOUNTS exam.  While at first glance this appeared to be a typical standardized test, it was actually the first phase in a national math competition. 
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  • Fifth Grade Volcanoes

    In the final days before winter break, fifth graders finished up their unit on volcanoes with a science class period filled with volcanic eruptions. 
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  • St. Bernard’s and Chapin Host a Networking Event

    by Jonathan Perez ’96
    On the first Sunday of the year, January 6, Chapin and St. Bernard’s hosted a professional networking event at the New York Academy of Medicine.  Attendees filled the room for a panel discussion followed by one-on-one tabling with leaders in various career fields.
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  • Much Ado About Nothing

    On December 18, 2018, the eighth grade took part in a St. Bernard’s tradition established in 1910 and performed a play written by William Shakespeare. 
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