Saint Bernard Catholic School’s mission is to educate the whole child to serve the world as a responsible Christian.
We believe that every child is unique and valuable because all life comes from God. Educating the whole child involves helping them grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. The Saint Bernard Catholic School community provides a safe Christian environment in which students can become life-long learners who are prepared to cope with today’s changing world and be responsible, contributing members of a global society.
Saint Bernard Catholic School is located in Rockport, Indiana. In addition to being the only Catholic school, Saint Bernard is also the only accredited non-public school in Spencer County. Saint Bernard Catholic School is accredited through the Indiana Department of Education and AdvancED/Cognia, an international accreditation group.
Saint Bernard Catholic School first opened its doors in 1877 as a boarding school operated by the Sisters of Saint Benedict from Ferdinand, Indiana. It was a one-room school with an emphasis on English and German, with opportunities for instruction in needlework and music.
The majority of the current facility was constructed in 1960, with an addition in 1985 that houses additional classrooms, administrative offices, and a teacher’s lounge. In 1999 the school added a two-room classroom to accommodate increased enrollment. Our classrooms provide a comfortable learning environment for students to thrive.
All Kindergarten through eighth-grade students has access to individual devices (laptops/Chromebooks/iPads) in their classrooms. Our preschool and pre-K classrooms have access to devices on an as-needed basis for use in small groups/stations. Our fully-equipped kitchen allows us to offer hot lunches to our students, faculty, and staff each day. The gymnasium, fitted with a stage, provides a place for numerous student activities. Our outdoor playground offers multiple areas for recreation and physical activity.