Monday, March 7, 2011

Saint Bernard thriving

Officials at St. Bernard Prep were excited about the interest and outstanding participation at the School’s recent Spring Open House. Admissions Director, Donna Bryant welcomed the twenty families represented and guaranteed everyone St. Bernard would not be affected by proration. Bryant said, “We will not be affected by proration, and will continue to offer music, drama and the arts as well as our athletic and college prep programs.”

St. Bernard President, Fr. Marcus Voss guaranteed each student admitted to the school would receive a well rounded education and be encouraged to get involved in the many activities offered at the school. He said, “I will never forget my dad dropping me off at the Administration Building and telling me to have a good day. I was a town boy and didn’t know what to think of it. But, here I am. I loved St. Bernard so much, I decided to stay.”

St. Bernard holds a special place in the lives of its graduates. Fr. Joel Martin, Headmaster, said he is honored to be a part of student’s weddings, baptisms, etc. With a big grin, Fr. Joel said, “We have seen many couples graduate, attend college, and come back to St. Bernard to be married in the Abbey Church.”

Families were treated to a campus tour of the Abbey Church, Fazi-Richard Athletic Center, dorms and school buildings. While visiting Founders Hall, everyone enjoyed watching the high school jazz band perform.

St. Bernard is a great alternative to crowded classrooms, and offers an average 8:1 student teacher ratio. The Class of 2010 was offered more than 3.6 million dollars in scholarship offers and accepted to 78 colleges and universities.

Scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. Anyone interested in more information should contact the Admissions Office at (256)739-6682 or visit

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