Academics Overview
Learning today, leading tomorrow . . .

The curriculum at St. Bernard’s Academy offers students an exceptional education.

SB-Computer-300x199Our small class sizes and availability of teachers, both during and after class, insure that our students receive the opportunity to grow and succeed. Students focusing on preparation for college will be prepared to meet the admission requirements for the University of California and the California State University systems.

Our technology infrastructure provides high-speed internet throughout the entire campus and includes both a PC computer lab and Macintosh lab. Our library contains a diverse collection of learning materials including magazine subscriptions, newspaper subscriptions, hundreds of DVDs, CDs and videos, and an archive of important literature in multiple academic disciplines.

SB-Art-300x200In addition to traditional college preparatory subjects, SB students are provided with many special learning opportunities. Field trips, project periods with real-life learning experiences and a personalized focus on personal growth provides students with a strong foundation that insures lifelong success. Most importantly, our students graduate with the knowledge and ability to fully contribute as informed citizens of our society, with an understanding of community service and recognition of the importance of lifelong learning.



  • All students are required to earn 240 units in mathematics, English, science, foreign language, religion, social sciences, physical education, visual and performing arts, computer and technology in order to graduate from St. Bernard’s
  • Underclassmen are required to enroll in seven classes; seniors are required to enroll in a minimum of six classes with one free period if there are no academic course deficiencies
  • Additionally, a student may earn up to 2.5 college credits for each season of a varsity sport, up to 10 units
  • Many of our students also earn advanced credits with enrollment in honors and advanced placement (AP) courses such as English, calculus, Spanish, biology, statistics, environmental science, computer science, physics, and European and U.S. History.

Choosing St. Bernard’s Academy is an investment in your child’s future. Remember these important facts…

  • Small School Environment
  • Catholic Tradition – Christian Values
  • Successful Sports Program
  • 90% of Our Students Go On to Higher Education
  • Talented, Caring Teachers

St. Bernard’s Academy will help develop your child’s individual attributes. Our students are independent-minded, respectful, humble, creative, self-motivated individuals who discover they can put their energies to productive use in our world. We want our students to realize they can be part of a community they help shape. If you and your child share our values and are looking for an excellent college preparatory education, St. Bernard’s is an excellent choice!