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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 341 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Bernadette School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students
341 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
St. Bernadette School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 341 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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