Heir to the time-honored Benedictine tradition, Saint Bernard Preparatory School’s mission as a Catholic, college preparatory, residential school is the cultivation of a love of learning and a life of virtue in young men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.
Corpus – Mens – Spiritus
Statement of Goals
- To instill a solid background in Christian teaching and practice and in the rights and responsibilities of being members of Christ’s Body the Church, of American society, and of the global community.
- To exemplify the Benedictine tradition of daily prayer and work.
- To train students to think well, to speak effectively, to listen discerningly, to read widely and deeply, and to write convincingly.
- To lay a foundation in communication, mathematical skills, and scientific concepts so that everyday experiences may be a springboard to enhance students’ growth, continuing education, and service to others.
- To provide experiences by which students may explore, understand, appreciate, and develop tolerance for racial, cultural, and socioeconomic differences.
- To help students establish patterns of lifelong spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health.
- To present in a positive and healthy way, life-coping skills which address realistic questions, challenges, and problems that young people must encounter in our rapidly changing society.
- To encourage students to investigate career possibilities that a higher education may offer them.
- To expose students to aesthetic qualities through music, art, literature and other contemplative and creative media.
- To create a community environment for boarding students that nourishes personal growth through firm, consistent and nurturing residential policies.
- To assist students in developing skills for leadership in our society.
- To establish extracurricular programs that create a proper balance between competitive and recreational activities.
- To foster a kindred spirit among “Bernardians,” students and faculty alike.