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St. Bernard Preparatory School

Private | 7-12 | 161 students


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Posted March 20, 2014

Yet another principal leaving St. Bernard Prep at academic year end 2014. Three students transferred this year to Cullman High School and another to follow. Pathetic situation at St. Bernard Prep.

Posted September 7, 2011

Many students are spoiled, ill-behaved and are unwelcoming. There have been three high school principals/associate headmasters over the past four years. There have been openly dysfunctional relationships among faculty/staff.

Posted February 1, 2011

St. Bernard Preparatory School is a first class high school education due to the high academic standards, strict discipline and Christian environment. Respect is a standard at St. Bernard and is evident in the class room between the teacher and students, the student dress code, and the interpersonal relationships between peers. Many extracurricular activities engage the student's interest but the focus never deters from learning. St. Bernard is a virtuous environment that enables every student to feel safe and welcomed. The boarding school provides an enlightened multi-cultural student body by bringing together students across the country, international students and local commuter students. This truly is a beautiful place with a small student-teacher ratio every student is challenged to exceed their potential. St. Bernard graduates are highly successful and fully prepared to engage in their next level of learning.
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Posted November 7, 2008

my child attended the middle school last year and is a freshman in the high school this year. The staff are well qualified,caring,and giving. A wonderful, beautiful, historic campus. The student body is made up of students from all over the... world...the student body is diverse in religous denominations .The Catholic teachings and participation in weekly masses are great blessings.
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Posted May 31, 2007

We are looking forward to our first year of private school at SBP. This will be the first year the school has 7th and 8th grade. We have been very impressed with what we have seen so far.
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Posted May 13, 2007

This is the first year we have had a child in a private school and at first, we didn't think it would be such a major difference but it was..and all for the better. Her grades have improved and the teacher to student ratio is much smaller. There is not as much violence and all the children there are treated equal. Also, the after school activies are very fun and allow all students to be involved. I highly recommend SBP if you are looking for a private school.
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Posted August 26, 2004

Just a wonderful school. Small but intense. Great staff. Discipline is on the plus side. Structured and open to all denominatons.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 1%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Black 2% 34%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1600 Saint Bernard Avenue Southeast
Cullman, AL 35055
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Phone: (256) 739-6682


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