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 Tuesday, April 17, we welcomed back to the school parents and Old Boys from the class of 2009. Former faculty members, including Ms. Kronengold, Mrs. FitzGerald, Ms. Walton, and Mr. Neff returned to St. Bernard’s to catch up with their former students.
Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, visited St. Bernard’s on April 11, 2018. He spoke with Upper School boys about his areas of expertise, including United States defense strategy, the use of military force, and American national security policy.
On Friday, April 6, St. B’s boys celebrated Japan with the annual multicultural fair. Boys received their customized multicultural fair passports and took a trip to Japan, embracing this year’s themes of matsuri (festival) and old meets new Japan.
Towards the end of the winter term, the ninth grade — accompanied by Madame de Haugoubart and Mr. Bowcock — set off on a busy trip to Spain and southern France. Half of the class is studying French and the other half Spanish, so this trip gave them an opportunity to practice their languages and to see some superb cultural sights.
On March 14, 2018, the small gym was fully transformed into annual science fair. Boys in grades IV through VIII presented their scientific research to fellow students, family members, teachers, and friends.