St. Bernard Celebrates 60th School Year

Under the direction of Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan of the Norwich Diocese and with generous contributions, Saint Bernard High School was established in 1956. Father Benedict was the school’s first principal and he was supported by a number of religious and lay teachers. Originally the school opened as an all-girls school.


Over the years Saint Bernard High School became co-educational, moved to Uncasville, admitted students in grades 6th -12th, changed its name to Saint Bernard School and became one of 13 distinguished Xavieran Schools in the nation. As the school grew and changed with the times, the history of academic excellence remained. Saint Bernard School has educated countless students including CEO’s, doctors, lawyers, military, business and civic leaders but more importantly, compassionate individuals who are committed to making the world a better place.


In honor of its 60 years, Saint Bernard School will be hosting a yearlong celebration. The first day of school will kick off the year with a birthday cake and ribbon cutting for the new chemistry lab and renovated hallways. Bishop Cote will celebrate Mass and all alumni, family and community are welcome to attend. Other events to mark the celebration will include: an art show, open house, bonfire, and special homecoming activities. The full roster of activities can be viewed on the Saint Bernard School website at


Congratulations to Saint Bernard School for a wonderful 60 years!


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