Wednesday, November 9, 2011

St. Bernard Holds Fall Open House

On Sunday, November 6th, families from Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia gathered at St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman for the school’s annual Open House. The scheduled events, which began at 2:00 pm, provided information about the academic, social and athletic programs as well as offered guests the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of Alabama’s only Catholic boarding school.

“I was delighted with the number of attendees at this year’s Open House,” said Fr, Marcus Voss, President of St. Bernard Prep School. “It was truly a community effort with our current parents , students and faculty involved in welcoming the families to our campus. Our school offers many opportunities for success and I was glad to see so many people interested in becoming part of our program.”

According to Admissions Director, Dr. Donna Bryant, seven different schools were represented amongst the families in attendance. “Parents were very interested in the quality of education offered at St. Bernard Prep as well as the Christian atmosphere,” Bryant said. “Our current students are the best source of advertising we have and they certainly did good work during the Open House.”

The St. Bernard student ambassadors served as tour guides for the afternoon and shared their experience both in the day school as well as the boarding school. “For students who are having a hard time leaving their friends, or who are not quite sure about changing schools, these ambassadors shared their concerns,” Bryant said.

For families who were unable to attend the Open House, the Admissions Office offers a “Shadow Day” for students wishing to experience a day at St. Bernard. Anyone interested in visiting St. Bernard and become a “student for a day” in order to become more acquainted with the school should contact, Dr. Bryant at (256)739-6682.

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