Located in Uncasville Connecticut, Saint Bernard School is set on 256 acres and enjoys close proximity to beautiful coastlines and quaint pastoral towns. Each year, Saint Bernard School welcomes students from around the globe to our campus. One of the first impressions our new students have when coming to campus is the sense of being part of something greater – a sense of being part of a close-knit community of faculty, staff, and students – a sense of “family”.
A co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades 6 – 12, our expansive curriculum, taught by highly qualified professional teachers (over 85% hold advanced degrees), prepares students for success at the university level and beyond.
At Saint Bernard School, we understand that each student arrives with unique talents and learning preferences. Distinguished by the personal attention we provide to our students, Saint Bernard is known for its commitment to a learning environment that supports each student’s growth in mind, body, and spirit. Within our nurturing environment students are able to make the journey from dependence to independence, and to the discovery of their “best self”. ACT and SAT data supports the strength of our programs and the readiness of our students for college success. Over the past 4 years, Saint Bernard School has celebrated 6 National Merit Semifinalists, and 5 Commended National Merit Scholars. Saint Bernard School has received state, regional, national, and international recognition. Saint Bernard School holds memberships in the American Pueri Cantores, American School Counselors Association (ASCA), Association of Catholic Admissions & Advancement Professionals (ACAAP), Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA), National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), New England Association of College Admissions Counselors (NEACAC), Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), and The College Board.
In addition to 31 honors, 12 AP, and Early College Credit courses, Saint Bernard School offers students several differentiated programs.
• Our Global Studies concentration is comprised of a complement of lectures and workshops designed to broaden students understanding and appreciation of differences in cultures, and the global forces bearing on societies.
• Courses such as AP Calculus AB and BC, Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Philosophy of Math, Philosophy of Time and Space, Number Theory, Graph Theory, and Math Research opportunities places the Saint Bernard School math program as a leading program in the state and the region.
• The Saint Bernard School music program is recognized nationally and internationally. A member of the American Federation Pueri Cantores Society, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Saint Bernard School music students are able to perform and compete globally as well as earn both international certifications and college credits.
• College/university partnerships with Saint Bernard School provide students with extraordinary advanced and post-secondary learning opportunities. Each of our partner schools is recognized for excellence nationally and internationally which includes: top tier U.S. News & World Report rankings; The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges; Kiplinger’s Personal Finance; Barron’s Best Buys in College Education; and Entrepreneur.
At Saint Bernard School we put an emphasis on each student’s development and achievement. Saint Bernard provides a wide range of resources to assist students in making educated decisions about courses, college planning, and identifying skills and abilities. Supports in the form of tutoring, writing support, and group study sessions are available to help students that may be struggling. Our ESL and introductory courses in US History and Government, Cultures and Religions, and English help international students grow in confidence and skills.
We believe that balance is critical to a successful education, thus we offer a range of opportunities for our student to explore their passions. Beyond the classroom, 98% of students participate in over 43 clubs and organizations including student government and leadership; music, dance, theatre, arts; and multicultural and diversity groups.
Our learning community, which is infused with the teachings of the Catholic Church as well as the traditional Xaverian values of humility, compassion, trust, zeal, and simplicity, inspires students to form a greater sense of self, of others, and of purpose. Through our campus ministry programs, humanitarianism is fostered. All students participate in service projects ranging from mission trips to developing countries – to on-campus philanthropic campaigns.
Within our athletic program student athletes have an opportunity to participate in 23 highly competitive varsity sports including: soccer, cross-country, cheerleading, fencing, wrestling, basketball, ice hockey, track & field, tennis, golf, lacrosse, baseball, and softball. Our teams accept students of all skill levels. In addition to a large basketball arena, Saint Bernard School boasts 119 acres of athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, tennis, baseball, softball, track and cross-country. Golf and ice hockey teams use the Norwich Ice Center and the Norwich Golf Course for practice and competitions.
“We invite you to the table of knowledge, human dignity, and self-awareness”.
To learn more about Saint Bernard School, visit us on our website www.saintbernardschool.org .