admissions to St. Bernard School are handled through the
principal's office. New student admissions for grades one
through eight are accomplished through a conference between
the parent(s) or guardian(s) and the principal. All records
from the previous school is required. New student
admissions for kindergarten begin with a round-up day each
year in March.
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.
School admits new students according to the following
(active) parish member
record of school attendance at St Bernard
will be decided on an individual basis according to the
criteria recommended above, openings at the grade level
needed, services offered to help the student, and personal
interview with the principal or designee.
K - 8th
In-Parish (Non Active)
(Half Days) – will be 50% for the student at appropriate
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
offers a $500 credit to families that refer new families.
$500 credit is provided when the new family enrolls at the
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.)