Saint Bernards Elementary School

Excellence in Education with Enduring Catholic Values

School History

St. Bernard’s Elementary School is a vibrant school serving students from Pre-K to Grade 8. Founded in 1886 by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as separate boys’ and girls’ schools, the school became co-educational in 1966 when it opened the doors of the new school located at 254 Summer Street.

Mission Statement

Inspired by the motto Deeds not Words,” St. Bernard’s Elementary School is a Catholic community of faith, learning and service joined in living Gospel values. In partnership with our families, we strive to develop both academic excellence
and compassion for others in our students.


Team sports are supervised by our Athletic Director Steve Maki. Parent volunteers coach the individual teams. All coaches must be CORI checked, complete the Safe Environment program, be fingerprinted, sign the Diocese of Worcester Code of Conduct, and complete a Concussion Awareness program. Athletes are representatives of our school at all times and therefore are expected to behave as young gentlemen and ladies.


We celebrate Liturgy with Fr. Dolan many times during the school year. Please join us! Parents and loved ones are welcomed guests as we gather together in celebration.

Tech Focus


STB is a Google Classroom school. All classrooms have LCD projectors and Document cameras; all programs have online platforms in addition to traditional texts; Computer Room with 29 student stations and SMARTboard; one to one Chromebooks in Grades 4-8; Kindlefires available for use in Grades 1 – 3.

Acceptance Rate


The Class of 2023 was accepted in the Catholic, independent, public and vocational technical high schools of their choice.

Science of Reading


STB employs the Structured Literacy philosophy of reading instruction based on the Science of Reading. STB incorporates multisensory instructional techniques that is focused on the five key components of literacy instruction from PreK to Grade 5 Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension


Saint Bernards Elementary School

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