Saint Bernard Prep to host two open house events

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Joyce Nix

2016-17 Saint Bernard Ambassadors

Front row, (left to right): Katelyn Cowie, Isabella Cline, Cecilia Pautler, Anna Faulk and Alison Gongre. Second row, (left to right): Yesmin Leon, Darby Dickinson, Morgan Matz, Irina Biedenstein, Carly Tombo, Aria McMillan and Leahrose Mami. Third row, (left to right): Jordan McCormick, Sam Chiodo, Paul Schartung, Joshua Spitzer and Ian Sidley. Back row, (left to right): Cade Broadley, Christian Peterson and Josh Chiodo.

CULLMAN – Saint Bernard Prep is hosting two afternoons of Open Houses in November to showcase Alabama’s only Catholic boarding and day school for grades 7-12. The Open Houses will take place on Friday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1-4 p.m. Saint Bernard will host guided campus tours of the school. Families are welcome to visit and tour the campus, classrooms, dormitories and have their questions answered by Headmaster Dan Baillargeon and the faculty department heads. Saint Bernard Prep student ambassadors will lead the tours and share their unique experiences and what it means to be a Bernardian.

Saint Bernard Abbey and school is celebrating 125 years of teaching in the time-honored Benedictine tradition. Saint Bernard Preparatory School’s mission as a Catholic, college preparatory, residential school is the cultivation of a love of learning and a life of virtue in young men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

Forty-five members of the class of 2016 garnered more than $6.35 million in scholarships to 47 colleges and universities.

ACT scores continue to exceed the state and national averages. St. Bernard was also recognized as the No. 1 Catholic high school in the state. The school’s AP class offerings continue to grow, and expansions to our facilities, including the newly renovated Heidrich Library, have helped the school accommodate its growing enrollment.

On Sunday, Nov. 13, families are welcome to join the Benedictine monks at Saint Bernard Abbey for Mass at 10:30 a.m., explore the city of Cullman and return to campus for Open House.

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