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K-8|Private
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Thank you for showing interest in St. Bernadette School in Silver Spring, Md. We are a vibrant, safe, Catholic community that is changing and growing. Our test scores reflect the academic rigor delivered by our state certified teachers. In the Fall of 2014, 71% of our students scored above average in Mathematics and 81% of our students scored above average in Reading. Over the last five years, our 8th grade students have a 98% acceptance rate and received an average of $200,000 in four-year scholarships to area private and Catholic High Schools. Come by for a private tour at any time. We have open enrollment for many grades at this time. We look forward to meeting you!
February 04, 2015

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At this school, many of the teachers are just awful teachers. Although a few teachers are good, most of them do not teach at all. For example, in one class, the majority of the time the teacher is on their phone, showing us funny internet videos, or showing us a movie on Netflix. Another teacher sits in the back of the classroom for the first 10 minutes of class, then starts yelling at us, then tells us to do work without giving us a lesson. Another teacher is annoyed by the littlest things and gets mad whenever one person does anything. Another teacher actually teaches us stuff, but is plain rude. There are two other teachers that I can think of that are great teachers. The only reason why I am giving two stars instead of one is because the students in my grade were really funny, and we did not care when the bad teachers got mad; we just fooled around anyway. My experience was "bad" because most of the teachers were terrible, but the experience wasn't "terrible" because my class was so defiant.

Develops character: Agree


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A strong faith based environment and careful supervision by the teachers and staff have resulted in positive character building.




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The attention given to my 4 children with different educational abilities and needs have been addressed and the results have been great. The school is truly a family community resulting in a fun, safe and caring environment. The school provides an academically challenging learning experience addressing all levels of the students abilities in a strong faith based environment.



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Saint Bernadette is a loving community with dedicated teachers and strong academics. My child feels happy to go to school, cared for by his teachers, and part of a strong community oriented educational environment. Greater Love is an excellent addition to teach the value of service to the whole school.



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I disagree with the postings on June 12th. The discipline code is consistent and fair with high expectations and the teachers are evaluated and respond or are no longer in the school. Disgruntled parents will try to negate the good in schools.


Develops character: Disagree


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I think that the parents and some of the teachers do---the school requires submission from the students.



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Our family pulled our child out of this school after we reported and tried to work through a multitude of issues surrounding a faculty member who ran the classroom in a stern and negative way that made the children scared and uncomfortable--hardly the optimal learning environment. Our child did not feel safe in the classroom and administration did nothing but deny, avoid and deflect the issues we presented. Administration has not proven to be receptive in general to parent feedback--their attitude is my way or highway. There are some truly wonderful, dedicated teachers at this school, but if you get one who doesn't fit the bill, you're out of luck. The cheerful comments listed below about the school are the result of a push by administration to bury the negative comments on this site and raise the overall GS rating, so read them with a grain of salt. My children are now at another local school where they are thriving. Make sure you read all of the comments--including the ones far down on the list so that you are able make an educated decision about this school.



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Saint Bernadette is a wonderful school environment. This school goes out of its way to be inclusive to others. Service and Catholic Identity is interwoven into all that they do. Saint Bernadette has established a House system where the school community of all ages can come together. Academic excellence is an important aspect of our child's school day. Teachers expect their students to achieve to the best of their potential and celebrate their academic success. We are so happy at St. B's and know you will be to!


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Thank you for showing interest in St. Bernadette School in Silver Spring, Md. We are a vibrant, safe, Catholic community that is changing and growing. Our test scores reflect the academic rigor delivered by our state certified teachers. In the Fall of 2014, 71% of our students scored above average in Mathematics and 81% of our students scored above average in Reading. Over the last five years, our 8th grade students have a 98% acceptance rate and received an average of $200,000 in four-year scholarships to area private and Catholic High Schools. Come by for a private tour at any time. We have open enrollment for many grades at this time. We look forward to meeting you!
Posted February 04, 2015



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Our fourth-grade son has spent his entire elementary school career at St B's. We have been thrilled with the quality of the education he receives, the dedication of the faculty, the accessibility of the administrators and the great fun we have at school community events. Our feeling is that we have chosen well -- he will be ready to continue to excel when he reaches high school.

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