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.


The glory of this school will always be the people inside it.

Recent News

List of 8 news stories.

  • Video of the Commencement Speaker - June 12, 2018

  • The Dragon School Exchange Trip

    England’s green and pleasant land welcomed eight St. Bernard’s boys, twelve Nightingale-Bamford girls, and four chaperones during the third week in June for the annual Dragon School Exchange. 
  • Farewell and Fond Wishes to Mrs. Leness and Coach Muñoz

    On June 7, 2018, the St. Bernard’s community gathered to bid farewell to Jean Leness and Hector Muñoz.  With over eighty years of teaching and coaching at St. B’s between them, it is hard to imagine the school without them.
  • Grade V Explores Lower Manhattan

    A Middle School rite of passage is Mr. Demeny’s downtown trip.  St. Bernard’s fifth graders were excited to experience this for themselves on May 30, 2018.  Mr. Demeny introduced the downtown trip to the boys with a quote from Heraclitus, “The only thing that is constant is change.”
  • St. B’s Animal Protection Club

    An oversized jar filled with gummy bears appeared in the lobby last week.  This mysterious jar was placed there by the newly founded Animal Protection Club and was an important part of their first fundraiser.
  • Kindergarten Visits The Met Cloisters

    St. B’s kindergarten boys took a trip back in time on their recent visits to The Met Cloisters.  After learning about knights and medieval times the boys were eager to explore the four cloisters, chapels, halls, and gardens.
  • The 2018 James D. Held Book Award

    The James D. Held Book Award is a beloved tradition at St. Bernard’s.  Each year eighth and ninth grade students receive a hardback copy of a biography to mark their graduation.  
  • American History in Grade VI

    Sixth grade boys have spent the school year studying American history.  Their curriculum in the classroom has been complemented with field trips exploring Revolutionary War battlefields in Brooklyn, Alexander Hamilton’s grave in Trinity Church Cemetery, Federal Hall, and historical sites in Philadelphia and Gettysburg.


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