St. Bernadette is a very sub par school for the amount of tuition that is paid. The school is not equipped with a cafeteria or a legitimate gym; PE is held in a parish hall (owned by the parish, not the school). A fundraiser was held to advance the technology in the classrooms and very little improvement was made. A few iPad minis shared by the entire school was bought with the thousands of dollars the parents raised. The quality of education has greatly declined in the last few years on the elementary school level. My daughter greatly struggled with math and her teacher did very little to help. Instead, she suggested that a tutor should be hired outside of the school. However, the middle school (6-8) education is phenomenal.The teachers are driven in preparing students for the pressures and education in high school. I don't suggest you send your students to St. Bernadette if they are in Pre-K-5th grade. The mandatory parish, fundraiser, and volunteer hour fees equivalent the tuition of that of a more advanced private school.
Pre K through 5th grade is wonderful! Teachers are awesome. Class sizes are relatively small compared to public schools. This school is a great place for the elementary school ages. Parent involvement is required and much needed! Lot's of opportunities to volunteer and lots of extra curricular activities available for kids after school. Very safe school and very community oriented. being small most everyone knows everybody. Unfortunently the Middle school grades 6th-8th are rough. There is much bullying and harrassment in those grades. Staff turnover rate in the middle school is almost a yearly occurance. New Principal (2013) is awesome and I hope she can tackle the middle school issues! Over all a great school that is improving with the help of the new Principle.
I like St. Bernadette for the most part. Everyone knows everyone which makes you feel comfortable having your child there. Discipline is good. I must say I don't care for the first and Second grade teachers.
This is a great school. The children are well cared for and respected as people. It is a school you can believe in. They offer many extra programs not typically found in small catholic schools (music, band, Spanish, computer, science club, math club etc.)