Statement of Belonging and Hospitality
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.
a rigorous curriculum which prepares students to solve problems and think critically
the tenets of the Catholic faith and promote the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy
a low student/teacher ratio
motivated, talented, caring faculty
a variety of extracurricular and athletic activities to complement classroom learning
a financially secure school and a well-maintained facility with adequate resources for all
to students from all walks of life, and embrace children from diverse religious, economic, and ethnic backgrounds
I was very fortunate at SBA to be surrounded by friends and teachers who acted as role models to me since I was a little girl. They helped me become a Christian leader and taught me the importance of kindness and integrity.
Ella Hill Crouch '18