Curriculum and Instruction

Our curriculum aligns with college preparatory courses for CSU and UC A-G requirements. We are committed to providing a rigorous, innovative, and high quality curriculum to prepare students for college and their careers.
At St. Bernard High School, we know students learn in different ways; through differentiated instruction and technology, we meet our students where they are in their learning. We also use blended learning methods such as Google Classroom, Google Apps for Education, Kahoot!, Quizlet, and Khan Academy to supplement the academic experience. With the support of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we equip our teachers with core instructional practices and teacher mentorship for academic excellence. Small class sizes allow for a distinct learning environment yielding to the ideals of community, responsibility, and knowledge. In addition, as a member of LMU Family of Schools, we have access to on campus tutors to further aid student development.
Curriculum and Instruction features include:
  • Student Centered Classrooms 
  • College-Prep Curriculum fully certified to meet the A-G subject requirements defined by the University of California
  • Competitive Honors/AP Classes available starting in the 9th grade
  • Technology Enhanced Classrooms
  • 100% College Acceptance — Including to the highly competitive universities such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cornell, Brown, Yale and USC
  • Small class sizes
  • Superior Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Dance, Drama and Music) taught by Industry Professionals
  • College and Career Ready
  • Common Core Alignment (CCSS)
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Honors and Advanced Placement
St. Bernard High School offers a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum that challenges each student to to their optimal level of success.
AP Spanish Language                                    
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP U.S. History
AP U.S. Government
AP Biology
AP Environmental Science
AP Calculus A/B
Honors Biology
Honors Chemistry
Honors English I
Honors English II
Honors Geometry (Summer)
Honors Economics
Honors Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus