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St. Bernard School

Private | PK-8 | 221 students

SBS is known for its dedication to higher education and community service.

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $284,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,360.

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Posted January 7, 2011

Speaking from experience having my child attend currently, myself as a graduate in the (mid 90's), my spouse (early 90'S), spouses cousin's (late 80's), my father (50's/60's), aunt (50's/60's), and uncle (50's/60's) I have to say this school has been a great part of all of our lives. It provided a friendly and caring environment to grown spiritually, morally, and academically. As noted in a few comments below the principal knows every child by name along with the majority of the other teachers. The principle even knows parents by name. Whenever I have questions, comments, or concerns the staff listens and addresses any issues immediately. I would definitely recommend this school to friends. Lastly I agree fully with the parent who posted a comment on July 10, 2008. Education is shared responsibility between the school teacher and parent. As a parent we are the ones who ultimately lead our children to success or failure in their lives. After your child is done at school the parent needs to continue educating their child at home. Thank you St. Bernard for continuing to provide a great environment for my child to learn and grow as I and my family experienced in the past!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

my child loves this school and so do i it ihas a wide variety of afterschool activities that my child love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

This school needs to take a look at their academic standards. Many kids are behind in math.The school has no advanced programs of any kind for students. The children do not receive extra help when needed in any academic subject. Who ever wrote the previous comment on July of 2008 obviously works for the school and is trying to look good to get more enrollment. When parents have concerns the administration does not handle the situation in a respectful manner. The school needs to be restructured starting with their administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

I am saddened to read the unwarranted review about the principal and teachers at St. Bernard. As a parent with four children in the school, I have been very active in their education. If I have had any issues everyone, to include teachers, staff, and the principal have been willing to listen and address any issues. It is important to note that, as parents, we also share in the responsibility of our children's education. I am confident that my children have grown spiritually, and morally because of the teachers, and staff. My children have tested above grade level on their ITBS exams every year. Thank you St. Bernard for allowing me to be a partner in my children's education, and spiritual and moral growth. May God Bless all of you!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

St. Bernard has made a tremendous impact on my children. I have never seen a school where the students are inclusive of ALL others, regardless of the issues. My children are involved in the advanced Math program, decathlon, and sports. Nowhere else will you find a school in which the teachers and staff know all the children by name, and take much of their personal time to mentor students. I really appreciate the parent partnership program that the school has instituted. It will be an example for all schools to follow. If you are looking for a school for your child, this it! For most of the students it truly is, a home away from home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

Thank you St. Bernard school and staff. My child transfered from another Catholic school with low grades and low self esteem. The teachers dedication to the students is admirable. Thank you St. Bernard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

Both Principal and teachers need to be investigated by the Archdiocese - parents get involved in your child's education they are not getting the education you think!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

I had the pleasure of St. Bernard school students come to visit us on a field trip. Their behavior, presence, respect and teacher made them stand out from many other schools that were there. I would like to say Thank You to the principal and teachers of this special school. Your students made us smile.inded


Posted December 13, 2007

Great teachers focus on all students not just one when teaching,helpful and pwerful teaching machines.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2007

kid friendly and very exceptional techers they know most kids on a first name basis and have the patience to deal with all of them any given day ! overall very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 60% 52%
Black 7% 6%
White 5% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Italian
Spanish
Tagalog
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. James Cordero
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • Bellflower Chamber of Commerce
  • CJSF
  • NCEA
  • WASC

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Social justice
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title 1 Instructional Aide
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
CEF

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
St. John Bosco HS
St. Joseph HS
St. Paul HS
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9626 Park Street
Bellflower, CA 90706
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Phone: (562) 867-9410

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