April 07, 2011
Good old St. Bernard's, as a former student, I can't stress how grieved I was and still am by its closing last June, and I still say it is the only catholic high school I would send my kids to. At St. Bernard's, students were truly challenged to be Saints, Scholars, Ladies and Gentlemen. Teachers cared about their students, and weren't content with letting them slack. Fellow students were wonderful; as a freshman I was never offered a deal on an elevator pass or told about the "fourth floor pool", and by the time I was a sophomore I was able to make a name for myself, even though I didn't play any high school sports. In fact, it was during my sophomore year that I realized how much I absolutely loved it at St. Bernard's. I didn't attend the grade school there, but from what I've seen and heard it wasn't a very good place. But the high school... I hadn't even heard about it until I was in eighth grade, and I chose it over St. Agnes despite the fact that I wouldn't know anyone, and that was a decision I would make a thousand times more. I wish I could stress how good of a school St. Bernard's was, and I guess all I can say is that it was a family, and opportunities were everywhere.
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