St. Bernard School

Saint Bernard School, a Catholic co-educational school, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich and the Xaverian Brothers, admits students of all faiths from grades 6-12.
The Saint Bernard School community commits to a challenging college-preparatory education, enriched by values attentive to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We provide a safe and supportive atmosphere which fosters academic achievement and generates growth in maturity, behavior, character, and service to others.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,700
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1956
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Costs for the classes range from $200 for two-week enrichment courses to $250 for a three-week half-credit course and $400 for a six-week one-credit. The SAT Preparation course is a four week class offered at $350
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
356 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
St. Bernard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, Music Theory, Physics, Spanish Language & Culture, Studio Art: 2-D Portfolio, Studio Art: Drawing Portfolio, United States History
Average SAT score
1185
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
13,700 for High School 8,700 for Middle School
% on Financial Aid
53%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,200
Admissions Director
Kimberly S. Hodges

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Arts Workshop, Big B Varsity Letter Club, Chess Club, Color Guard, Dance Team, Debate Team, Film Club, Food Club, Girls Who Code, Interact Club, International Club, International Thespian Society, Knitting Club, Math Club, Millionaires Club, Mock Trial Club, Multi Cultural Club, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Peer Ministry, Peer Tutoring, Psychology Club, Robotics Club, Silver Cross Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student Ambassador Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Flute Ensemble, Guitar and Ukulele Studio, Piano Studio, Praise Band, Praise Choir/Praise Band, String Ensemble, Tri M Music Honor Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading

School Notes

Saint Bernard families come from all types of socio-economic levels, ethnic backgrounds, and locations within Southeastern Connecticut.  Approximately 5% of the student population consists of international students.  Scholarship, Spirit, Community - these are the defining hallmarks of a Saint Bernard education.  Committed to the education of the whole person, Saint Bernard students leave prepared for the challenges of college and to become leaders in their local and global community.  
  • Class of 2018 College/University Attendance Rate:  97.3%
  • SAT's:  100% senior student participation
  • Total AP Exams Taken:  102;  AP Pass Rate:  82%; AP Awards: 14
  • 2012 - 2017  National Merit Scholarships:  6 Semifinalists; 7 Commended
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CT School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 356 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,700
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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