At St. Bernard, we recognize the importance of serving others in our local and global communities. We strive to connect our students’ head, heart, and hands with various projects throughout the year.

Each level and many of our clubs and activities incorporate some sort of service learning component in their curriculum. The service project may range from large to small, but it is woven into everything we do. For example, our Kindergarten students walk to the Ronald McDonald House every month to deliver soda pull tabs they have collected, our 7th Level students bring in left over Halloween candy to deliver to families at Room in the Inn shelters and many of our students completed a mission trip to Costa Rica where they worked on a reforestation farm, spruced up a community center, and interacted with local school-aged children.

Some of our community partners include:

  • The Ronald McDonald House
  • Community Development-Costa Rica
  • Metro Nashville Police Department
  • Samaritan’s Purse-Operation Christmas Child
  • Heifer International-Read to Feed
  • St. Stephen’s Catholic Community Medical Mission-Haiti
  • St. Luke’s Community House
  • Room in the Inn
  • World Connect-Kids Connect
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
  • The Ladies of Charity
  • The North Nashville Outreach
  • The Nashville Humane Association
  • Canine Companions
  • Strick’s Gift

Service- Learning Projects

Junior Kindergarten---The Crayon Initiative---Year round
Kindergarten---Ronald McDonald House---Monthly
Kindergarten--- St. Luke’s House---November
1st Level---Police Dept.---October
2nd Level---Samaritan’s Purse- Operations Christmas Child---November
3rd Level---Heifer International- Read to Feed---November
4th Level---“Hats for Haiti” Medical Mission---February
5th Level---Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital---Fall and Spring
5th Level---Room In The Inn---Rolling in year
6th Level---Room In The Inn---Year round
7th Level---Strick’s Gift---February
7th Level---Room In The Inn
8th Level---World Connect- Kids Connect---Year round
8th Level---Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital---Spring
Teachers---Catholic Ladies of Charity---December
Schoolwide---St. Luke’s Toydrive---December
Schoolwide---North Nashville Food Bank---October
Home & School Association---Angletree Gifts---December