Dear Viking Families:
We are enjoying a spectacular school year with many exciting programs and activities. We think you will find that St. Bernard offers a well-rounded opportunity for students, where they can create dreams for their future while placing firm foundations under those dreams (a nod to Henry David Thoreau for this idea).
We are so proud of our our single-gender STEM program on the 9th- and 10th-grade level, and (See our stunning documentary about the innovative program here). It has worked so well that our juniors and seniors are taking more advanced science and math courses that they requested. We have also built on this core curriculum with new technology for our students, including 1-to-1 iPads for 9th- and 10th-graders and new iPads and Chromebooks for use by everyone. Not only will this support the STEM program, but the iPads will help our teachers by offering a tool for general learning and for regular STAR assessments to ensure the best lessons are shaping our students.
We are proud of being able to offer a for the second year a college readiness program that focuses on helping our students better prepare for standardized testing and for college in general. We continue to build past success in college placements and student preparedness by providing more opportunities and better support for students to achieve their dreams.
We are small and mighty and our students can choose to participate on athletic teams, join and initiate activities that are meaningful to them, and to be leaders in so many ways, finding opportunities everywhere.
We have assembled a strong team with experienced teachers, enthusiastic coaches, and engaged administrators who have prepared a solid curriculum for our young men and women. We enjoy the presence of our chaplain Fr. Tim McGowan and have several student-run faith development experiences through our thriving campus ministry and service learning programs.
As always, it is great to be St. Bernard Viking.
Thanks to our families, supporters, alumni, and amazing students for calling out the best in all of us.
Dr. Patrick Lynch