of new students to St. Bernard School will be determined on
an individual basis, depending upon openings at the desired
grade level and a personal interview with the principal.
Records from the previous school are required.
School welcomes families of all faith backgrounds.
If demand is greater than what our school can
accommodate, the following criteria will be used to prioritize
applicants until space becomes available.
family is registered at St. Bernard Catholic Community,
active in the parish.
family has current students attending St. Bernard Catholic
members have previously attended St. Bernard Catholic
belong to other parishes or are members of different faith
will be decided on an individual basis according to the above
criteria, openings at the grade level needed, services offered
to support the student, and a personal interview with the
School complies with Nebraska State age requirements for
students in kindergarten and grade one.
According to state regulations, children entering
kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before July 31.
Parents/Guardians are required to produce a birth
certificate, hospital records or other verification of birth
A child who turns 5 between
July 31 and October 15 can be tested through Omaha Public
Schools for Kindergarten readiness. St. Bernard School will
comply with the dates established by the Department of
Education. St. Bernard School will accept the results from
the readiness test administered through Omaha Public
All children entering the first grade must be 6 years of
age on or before July 31, and must have successfully
completed an approved kindergarten.
Registration Fee - $250
each child before June 1st, $300 each child after June 1st
1 Child - $2,010; 2 Children - $3,485; 3 Children - $4,435;
Four or more Children - $5,075
1 Child - $2,240; 2 Children - $3,890; 3 Children -
$4,960; Four or more Children - $5,650
1 Child - $2,455; 2 Children - $4,265; 3 Children - $5,440;
Four or more Children - $6,185
(Half Days) – will be 50% for the student at appropriate
category. If you attend child care at our facility, then
you only pay the child care weekly fee. See
child care page for more info.
A family is
considered an “Active” St. Bernard Parish family if they
meet several of the following criteria:
must be registered with the St. Bernard Parish.
routinely attends Mass at St. Bernard.
routinely gives to the St. Bernard collection at Mass,
or through the Faith Direct program.
contributes in an active way to the activities and
events of St. Bernard.
involvement on a Parish, or School committee or board
is an indication of active involvement.
involvement can be indicated by volunteering at St.
Bernard Parish and/or School.
collected by SMART tuition. St. Bernard offers a 3% discount
for all who pay their total prior to the start of the school
St. Bernard Catholic School will not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in
administration of their educational policies, admission
policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and
other school-administered programs or disability if with
reasonable accommodations, he applicant can meet the program
requirements. Admission of Students with 1-20 Status—Before
a foreign student may be admitted to St. Bernard Catholic
School, the Superintendent must be contacted. Foreign
students may be admitted in accordance with the existing
requirements and regulations of the United States Department
of Justice. If the student's family is in the United States
with refugee status, parents must submit a copy of their documentation from the U. S. Immigration Department.
(Procedures for Admittance can be found in the Archdiocesan
School Board Policies.)