St. Bernadette School

St. Bernadette, a parish school founded in 1947, is committed to the formation of a mature Catholic faith and academic excellence for all students.
Members of the St. Bernadette community attain their full potential as life-long learners by exercising moral strength to live as faithful stewards.
As a community of Christ, we strive for a deeper understanding and practice of the Catholic faith.
Every member of our community deserves respect and to participate fully in the life of the school.
We are committed to service to others. Students will develop an understanding of their learning styles and take ownership of their learning.
As a Catholic School, we will foster a Christ-centered environment that is safe and provides for a positive learning atmosphere.
All students have access to a challenging curriculum enabling them to reach their full potential.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students341 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Bernadette School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Silver Spring
    Grades: PK-8 | 333 students
    2.3 miles
    11602 Kemp Mill Rd
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    (301) 649-3555
    2.3 PK-8
  • Silver Spring
    Grades: PK-8 | 255 students
    2.7 miles
    12319 New Hampshire Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (301) 622-3076
    2.7 PK-8
  • College Park
    Holy Redeemer School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 260 students
    4.7 miles
    4902 Berwyn Road
    College Park, MD 20740
    (301) 474-3993
    4.7 PK-8
  • Washington
    Grades: PK-8 | 338 students
    2.8 miles
    1640 Kalmia Road NW
    Washington, DC 20012
    (202) 577-2000
    2.8 PK-8
  • Silver Spring
    Grades: NS-K | 55 students
    0.9 miles
    9504 Brunett Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (301) 565-2282
    0.9 NS-K

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
We are glad we chose to enroll our son in Saint Bernadatte. Our son truly enjoys attending class and thrives in the welcoming and supportive community at the school.
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Our son is easily influenced by peers and is very sensitive. We were worried about him entering kindergarten. Our worries were needless. The school is so nurturing, the classroom is a loving, supportive, warm and caring space. His kindergarten teacher Mrs. O'Connell is absolutely amazing in every respect. He was worried about his first day at kindergarten, like most kids. But was bouncing up and down with excitement after his first day.We started during the 2020 school year so in person class attendance was unlike anything that the administration or teachers could have ever planned for, professionally, personally, or fiscally. The Principle has done a phenomenal job threading the needle enforcing maximum safety practices and avoiding a revolt. It has been amazing to observe the wonderful job that he and the teachers have done to maintain a safe environment.Just as importantly, I love that the school really nurtures an environment of community and teaches the importance of serving the poor.
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This school may not be the most rich school in the county but it has taught me a lot about who I am.
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The average private school tuition in Silver Spring, MD is $9,649 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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