St. Bernard Academy believes that the best education is one in which all children are able to reach their fullest potential. Our mission is to provide an excellent Catholic academic education built on a foundation of self-discipline, compassion and a sense of responsibility for social justice in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy. We believe in providing a Catholic atmosphere, which cultivates a respect for the peoples, cultures and religions of the world and promotes spiritual growth of students of all faiths. We believe in fulfilling the Sisters of Mercy mission of committed service to the sick, the poor and the uneducated, by challenging the entire community families, teachers, students, and administrators to teach, learn, and model the virtues of compassion, social justice and Christian outreach. We believe in offering an excellent academic program that recognizes the varied abilities and personal strengths of each student in order to foster a positive self-concept, develop competence in the basic skills, promote creative critical thinking and challenge individual potential. We believe in providing curriculum and instructional practices that incorporate multi-level learning activities and varied assessments to accommodate differences in learning styles. We believe in ensuring a safe and nurturing environment of learning, which is conducive to the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, physical, cultural and social development of each child. We believe in offering a program that provides a foundation for informed, responsible citizenship and a commitment to meet the challenges in the 21st century. We believe in dedicating ourselves to the continuous improvement of our program in order to enable students to become confident, self-directed, self-disciplined and lifelong learners.