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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A-
1600 Saint Bernard Ave SE
Cullman, AL 35055

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$10,220
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$29,530
Received Financial Aid
70%
Average Financial Aid
From St. Bernard Preparatory School

Heir to 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.

St. Bernard Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
11 responses
Average ACT
29
34 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
  • Blooming Fest
    21%
  • Blue & White Day
    18%
  • Senior Breakfast
    18%
  • Homecoming Week
    14%
  • Senior Crosses
    11%
  • Senior skip day.
    11%
  • Bernard Blues and Barbeque
    4%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    35%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Germany, South Korea
    International Boarding Students

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    212
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    43%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    St. Bernard Preparatory School Reviews

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    I love St. Bernard and I believe that it is a wonderful school with wonderful people. I've gone to school here for six years, and I know that have grown so much in that time. I've met people from China, Korea, Mexio, and German; I know I wouldn't find that kind of community anywhere else. The teachers all care about the students not because it their job, but because they want to. I recommend St. Bernard to anyone.
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    When I first arrived at SBP, I felt welcomed. Since this was a school open to boarding students as well as daily commuters, I chose to live on campus in the boys dorm. I was an introvert, so I kept to myself at first. However, there were some other students who pushed me to get to meet everyone and see those around me for who they were, as well as who they were trying to be. I made many great memories living at this school, and had a wide diversity of friends. Living at SBP was the most beneficial thing I could have chosen to do to get ready for college, as it has thoroughly prepared me for living away from home, interacting with people from all walks of life, dealing with difficult situations, and knowing when to speak out and when to stay silent. This final lesson leads me to the only significant thing I could possibly say about the school: the rules there are questionable at times. But this could easily be overlooked due to the many benefits I received from attending SBP.
    I was a boarding student. It is truly a great school! Shaped and prepared me for life in every way. The experiences and life lessons that I had at St. Bernard have shaped who I am today as an adult. I am very grateful to have been able to have this experience.