St Bernadette Catholic School

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  • At Saint Bernadette, we teach the whole child, enriching their lives academically, spiritually, physically, morally and socially. Growing up in today`s society, children need the support of a community, helping them to thrive, not just survive the challenges of modern life.
  • We aim to train students who can think critically and make sound decisions for themselves.
  • Come and see for yourself why St. Bernadette School is a great place to grow and learn!Our MissionThe community of Saint Bernadette Catholic School and Parish works together to form hearts and minds in Christ. By fostering a love for lifelong learning, we develop the whole child through faith formation, service to others, and academic excellence to be leaders in our ever-changing world. Our StorySaint Bernadette Catholic School is a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Arlington, serving the people of our parish and the greater community.
  • Our school works to meet the educational needs of students in grades pre-K through 8th grade.
  • Established in 1959, we have strong traditions that have grown to embrace the diverse learning needs of our student population.
  • No longer the "one size fits all" school of the 50`s, we provide a robust Fine Arts program, coding in our Technology classes, a Learning Resource Center, and a well-established sports program in addition to our traditional Catholic education.Our FaithAt Saint Bernadette, we have a long tradition of strong academic Catholic education.
  • We recognize the lasting impact we can have on our students, and strive to make every day count.
  • As a Catholic school, we have a two-fold mission strong academics and faith formation.
  • Our academic program provides support for children with academic challenges and challenges for students who excel in their studies.
  • We do our best to meet children where they are, and provide support for their families as the primary educators of their children.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1959

Student Body

Total Students442 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade St Bernadette Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,050
Tuition NotesTuition starts at $7,050 for Catholic students with discounts for multiple students and active-duty military families. $8,970 for non-Catholic students.
Admissions DirectorMrs. Mary Del Rio

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Lego Club, Math Club, National Honor Society, Safety Patrol, Scouts, Track and Field Club, Video Club, Virtue Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Drama

School Notes

At Saint Bernadette, we teach the whole child, enriching their lives academically, spiritually, physically, morally and socially. Growing up in today`s society, children need the support of a community, helping them to thrive, not just survive the challenges of modern life. We aim to train students who can think critically and make sound decisions for themselves. Come and see for yourself why St. Bernadette School is a great place to grow and learn!
  • Our Mission: The community of Saint Bernadette Catholic School and Parish works together to form hearts and minds in Christ. By fostering a love for lifelong learning, we develop the whole child through faith formation, service to others, and academic excellence to be leaders in our ever-changing world. 
  • Our Story: Saint Bernadette Catholic School is a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Arlington, serving the people of our parish and the greater community. Our school works to meet the educational needs of students in grades pre-K through 8th grade. Established in 1959, we have strong traditions that have grown to embrace the diverse learning needs of our student population. No longer the "one size fits all" school of the 50`s, we provide a robust Fine Arts program, coding in our Technology classes, a Learning Resource Center, and a well-established sports program in addition to our traditional Catholic education.
  • Our Faith: At Saint Bernadette, we have a long tradition of strong academic Catholic education. We recognize the lasting impact we can have on our students, and strive to make every day count. As a Catholic school, we have a two-fold mission strong academics and faith formation. Our academic program provides support for children with academic challenges and challenges for students who excel in their studies. We do our best to meet children where they are, and provide support for their families as the primary educators of their children.

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