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.
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.
Stuart Johnson, Dean Kripalani, Kate Fiscus, and Megan Reitzas traveled to California to visit the St. B’s west coast family. On April 30, twenty-five Old Boys, past parents, grandparents, and friends gathered in Los Angeles to hear news of the school and share fond memories. This reception was generously hosted by Sara and Mario Rodriguez.
St. Bernard’s is fortunate to be located within walking distance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over the years teachers have taken advantage of this rich resource and exposed their students to historical objects, artwork, and special exhibitions that are related to their curriculum. This year is no different. In recent weeks, kindergarten boys and seventh grade boys visited the Met and explored specific wings of the museum.
Angela Duckworth, the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and founder of Character Lab, visited St. Bernard’s on May 3, 2018. Current parent, Samantha B., led a discussion with Ms. Duckworth focused on the concepts of grit, practice, and character.
St. Bernard’s sixth grade class traveled to Philadelphia and Gettysburg from Tuesday, April 24, to Thursday, April 26. The boys learned about the important documents and events that shaped the country in which they live.