National Blue Ribbon School
We are proud to announce that St. Bernadette School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School!
Nation-wide, 337 schools have been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. St. Bernadette School is one of only 50 Non-Public schools in the Nation and the only Catholic School in New England to receive this honor and was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School".
"The mission of St. Bernadette School is deeply rooted in firm Catholic beliefs and traditions. We are committed to providing a high-quality education that develops the intellect, inspires the spirit, and guides students to do what is right and just. In partnership with the Church and family, we encourage our students to exemplify Christian values and to become life-long learners."
We are proud of the high level of commitment shown by our faculty, students, families and parishioners to our mission and are honored to be recognized on a national level.
Is this a big deal?
Absolutely! In order to even apply for the Blue Ribbon Award your school's Standardized Test scores must be in the top 15% in the country for 5 years in a row.
Once you qualify with your test scores then you are ranked in several other areas including academic excellence, curriculum, instructional methods, professional development, school leadership, and family and community involvement. This award is a reflection of the school's leadership, caring and hardworking faculty and staff and our students and their families sacrifice and commitment to Catholic education.