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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, May 11, 2018 the seventh graders went out on the town for lunch. The grade went to three different restaurants: some to Benoit on 55th Street with Madame Boyer-Robert, Mr. Bowcock, and Madame de Haugoubart; some to La Nacional on 14th Street with Messrs. Rodiño, Barrientos, and Kitson; and others to Katz’s Deli on the Lower East Side with Mr. Merrill.