2022

  • September

    Welcome Party for Joy Hurd

    On Thursday, September 22, over 400 members of the school community gathered to celebrate Joy Hurd and his new role as head of school.
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  • 2022 Community Book: Cloud and Wallfish

    The Community Book is read by the faculty and older students (Grade V and up) over the summer.  Then, in September, everyone comes together to share their thoughts on the book.
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  • New Faculty and Staff

    We are pleased to introduce the new faculty and staff members who have joined us this year.  We wish them a warm welcome to St. Bernard’s.
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  • Opening Meetings and Daniel Willingham

    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. 
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  • June

    Cards for Mr. Moraitis

    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.
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  • Maps from Memory

    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.
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  • May

    Kindergarten Trip to the Cloisters

    The kindergarten classes have been learning about the Middle Ages and they took a short trip up to the tip of Manhattan to visit the Met Cloisters. 
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  • Upper School Speech Contest

    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.
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  • Manga Drawing with Misako Rocks

    Thanks to the Community Gathering Committee, St. Bernard’s had a visit from Misako Rocks, a Japanese artist and author.  
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  • Spring Concert & Art Show

    On Monday, May 2, the music and art departments presented the Spring Concert and Art Show.
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  • April

    Community Discussion of the History of Asian American Inequity

    On Tuesday, April 19, Professor Joyce Moy spoke to the school community about the history of the Asian American experience.  It was the school’s first discussion on this topic, and the evening was extremely well received by the large audience of parents, faculty, Old Boys, and parents of Old Boys.
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  • Multicultural Fair: Argentina

    Multicultural Fair: Argentina, originally planned for the spring of 2019, was finally held on Friday, April 8, much to the delight of both students and faculty.    
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  • A Community Gathering Field Trip to the See Puppets of New York

    Molly Larrison, Community Gathering Committee Co-Chair, and Nadine Thomas, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
    It may have been April Fool’s Day but this was no hoax.
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  • A Week with Mr. Hurd

    St. Bernard’s began the spring term with a whirlwind of activity and reconnection.  Our incoming head of school, Joy Hurd, spent the week on 98th Street meeting with students, faculty, staff, parents, and Old Boys.
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  • March

    Masks Optional

    St. Bernard’s reached a milestone this past week when New York schools were allowed to drop their mask mandate.  Teachers and students alike were so happy to see each other’s smiling faces at last.
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  • Egg Drop

    If one would like to see what uninhibited enthusiasm looks like, it can be found on the recess deck of St. Bernard’s during the annual Grade VIII egg drop.
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  • February

    Mr. Hurd Comes to Town

    This past Friday, Joy Hurd, our incoming head of school, flew in from Lake Forest to spend an action-packed day on 98th Street.
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  • Buddy Program

    Elizabeth Chatzky
    The St. Bernard’s buddy program gives boys a chance to connect across different grades.  This year, the buddy program looks a bit different than in years past.  In November, kindergarten and Grade I “met” their Grade III and Grade IV buddies for the first time.
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  • 18th Annual St. Bernard’s Basketball Tournament

    On Saturday, February 5, St. Bernard’s held its annual basketball tournament for fifth and sixth grade teams. 
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  • Lunar New Year

    Tuesday, February 1, marked Lunar New Year but the celebration lasts for many days.  Colorful festivals, parades, fireworks displays, and family dinners usher in the year of the tiger.  Many St. Bernard’s families celebrate the holiday and all of our students have been learning about the holiday in class.  
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  • January

    The Great Skate 2022

    After a one-year hiatus, the annual St. Bernard’s family skating party returned to Wollman Rink on January 25.
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  • A Visit from One of MLK, Jr.’s Confidants and a Modern-Day Activist

    Nelson Malden was just a college student working at a barbershop in Montgomery, Alabama, when Martin Luther King, Jr. stopped by for a haircut.  The two men became close friends and Mr. Malden’s barbershop became a stomping ground for members of the civil rights movement.  Mr. Malden, along with activist Kevin Shird, visited with Middle School students yesterday over Zoom.
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  • Student Council

    Starting in Middle School, each homeroom elects a representative to the Student Council.
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  • Epiphany Assembly

    St. Bernard’s returned from its Winter Holiday on Tuesday.  After a busy week of COVID testing and quarantines, the community settled back into the usual routines, including assembly Friday morning.
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