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Our Mission

St. Bernard Academy provides an excellent Catholic academic education built on a foundation of self-discipline, compassion and a sense of responsibility for social justice in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Statement of Hospitality and Belonging

As an academic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy and rooted in the Catholic faith, St. Bernard Academy affirms the inherent dignity and worth of all people. True to our mission and Mercy values, guided by the Gospel and love of the Lord, we cultivate inclusivity and foster diversity that supports human well-being. We denounce all acts of discrimination and seek to build an equitable environment where all can thrive and experience belonging. SBA encourages our school community to be advocates for justice, to break barriers and build relationships, to demonstrate empathy and compassion, and to develop an enduring curiosity about and commitment to the surrounding world. Strengthened by faith, we are empowered to take Mercy into our interconnected world and actively serve the needs of others with a spirit of hospitality.



Our foundation from the Sisters of Mercy compels each of us to treat everyone with compassion.



We recognize and value the unique differences that each person brings to our school community.



Students are taught and encouraged to make good decisions even when no one is looking.



We are accountable to ourselves and those around us through our words and deeds.



We believe that being truthful builds character and grows healthy relationships.



Each of us is committed to care for those around us and for our school.



We teach and model empathy to help students develop a greater understanding for the feelings of others.



We are people of faith who commit our lives to God and our resources to serve, advocate, and pray for those in need around the world.

Our Statistics


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Average Class Size



Junior Kindergarten through 8th Level

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National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence


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Ethnic Diversity


of Faculty

hold advanced degrees

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Different Faith Traditionsrepresented in our student population


Different High Schools

attended per year on average by graduates


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Zip Codesrepresented by our families

Our Testimonials

St. Bernard was an amazing place to spend nine formative years of my life, and it shaped the person I have become in so many ways. What keeps me going is my belief that a life well-spent is one that strives to make the world a better place, a belief I developed at SBA.

Keila Franks '06

We are so grateful that such dedicated and compassionate educators are providing our grandchildren with the necessary tools to become lifelong learners and meet their individual potential. We feel blessed to be part of the SBA family and appreciate the excellent spiritual and academic education they are receiving there.

raymond and anita pohlman
grandparents of jake '23 and ellie '26

St. Bernard left a mark on me that drew me right back to where I started. Each teacher at SBA went the extra mile for their students and showed me how to teach students to love to learn.

emily spalding '01
third grade teacher

My son thrives in the loving, nurturing community at St. Bernard Academy. I am grateful that every teacher knows my child well and offers him tremendous support and love.

carrie ellis
mother of clayton '22

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