St. Bernard Preparatory School also did extremely well compared to all of Alabama’s top private schools and most diverse. – Saint Bernard Prep Ranked Top Alabama Catholic School

Saint Bernard Prep Ranked Top Alabama Catholic School

Saint Bernard Prep Ranked Top Alabama Catholic School

St. Bernard Preparatory School has been named top Catholic high school in Alabama.

The 2017 Best Catholic High Schools ranking was conducted by Niche. Niche makes a rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, Catholic school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.

St. Bernard Preparatory School also did extremely well compared to all of Alabama’s top private schools and most diverse:

3rd out of 51 schools = Alabama’s most diverse private high schools

11th out of 74 schools = Alabama’s best private school schools


Saint Bernard Prep Ranked Top Alabama Catholic School About St. Bernard Preparatory School 

St. Bernard Preparatory School was founded in 1891. It is located on the historic grounds of St. Bernard Abbey. Benedictine monks head up the school AND educate students from 7th through 12th grade.

They are a private, Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school, built on the 1,500 years of Benedictine tradition. Their purpose is well-rounded and profound: ‘The education of the whole person: Body, Mind, and Spirit. Their Latin motto is Corpus ∙  Mens ∙ Spiritus.

St. Bernard Of Statement of Goals

• To instill a solid background in Christian teaching and practice and in the rights and responsibilities of being members of Christ’s Body the Church, of American society, and of the global community.
• To exemplify the Benedictine tradition of daily prayer and work.
• To train students to think well, to speak effectively, to listen discerningly, to read widely and deeply, and to write convincingly.
• To lay a foundation in communication, mathematical skills, and scientific concepts so that everyday experiences may be a springboard to enhance students’ growth, continuing education, and service to others.
• To provide experiences by which students may explore, understand, appreciate, and develop tolerance for racial, cultural, and socioeconomic differences.
• To help students establish patterns of lifelong spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health.
• To present in a positive and healthy way, life-coping skills which address realistic questions, challenges, and problems that young people must encounter in our rapidly changing society.
• To encourage students to investigate career possibilities that a higher education may offer them.
• To expose students to aesthetic qualities through music, art, literature and other contemplative and creative media.
• To create a community environment for boarding students that nourishes personal growth through firm, consistent and nurturing residential policies.
• To assist students in developing skills for leadership in our society.
• To establish extracurricular programs that create a proper balance between competitive and recreational activities.
• To foster a kindred spirit among “Bernardians,” students and faculty alike.

St. Bernard’s website lists Liberal arts education — languages, literature, history, mathematics, science, theology, and the arts — as the highlights of their college-preparatory curriculum.

St. Bernard is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member of the Association of Boarding Schools, the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the Secondary School of Admission Test Board.


Saint Bernard Prep Ranked Top Alabama Catholic School

Saint Bernard Prep Ranked Top Alabama Catholic School

About Niche

Niche is transforming the way people make big life decisions. By providing reviews and insight from everyday experts, we make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process.

Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as, we’ve since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country. We’re obsessed with providing students, families, and professionals with best-in-class content and deep insight into big life decisions. Every year, we help millions of people find their niche and thrive within it.

The company derives its scoring based on analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education, test scores, college data and ratings collected from millions of Niche users. Additional data is also collected from schools directly.

Niche ranks nearly 4,000 private high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

St. Bernard’s full school profile on Niche can be found here:

Saint Bernard Prep Ranked Top Alabama Catholic School

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