Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Open House held at St. Bernard

St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman recently held its Spring Open House with more than 60 people in attendance. Families all across north Alabama took advantage of warm temperatures and enjoyed the hospitality offered by St. Bernard monks, faculty, parents, and students.

Headmaster, Fr. Joel Martin, OSB said it was a wonderful turnout. “We are always delighted to have visitors on campus. St. Bernard is a special place, and our students share that special bond with new families as they visit our campus.”

There were twelve new students who were interested in the middle school program and seven other families visited who were interested in the high school. Admissions Director, John Arndt said he was pleased with the turnout as well. “We are excited about next year and the possibility of hosting more residential students in the middle school grades,” Arndt said.

Up until the Fall of 2009 only high school students were allowed to live on campus. However at a recent Board of Directors meeting, the board passed a motion allowing middle school students to become residential student as well.

Small student/teacher ratios allow St. Bernard to produce some of the finest students in the state. St. Bernard students consistently achieve higher than the National Average scores on the ACT; and are awarded millions of dollars in academic scholarships to some of the nations top schools. Along with the academic programs there is also a full spectrum of athletic activities as well as music and fine arts that are available to students who enroll at St. Bernard Preparatory School.

Applications are being accepted now for students in grades 7-11. Anyone interested in visiting the campus or applying should contact the school at (256)739-6682 or www.stbernardprep.com.

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