Admission 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.

St. Bernard 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.

  • The family is registered at St. Bernard Catholic Community, active in the parish.

  • The family has current students attending St. Bernard Catholic School.

  • Family members have previously attended St. Bernard Catholic School.

  • Families belong to other parishes or are members of different faith backgrounds.

Admission 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 principal.

St. Bernard School complies with Nebraska State age requirements for students in kindergarten and grade one.

Kindergarten Age Requirements: 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 date.

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 Schools.

First Grade Age Requirements: 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.

Tuition and Costs

Registration Fee - $250 per child

In-Parish -
1 Child - $2,080; 2 Children - $3,610; 3 Children - $4,590

Non-Parish - 1 Child - $2,540; 2 Children - $4,415; 3 Children - $5,630

Pre-Kindergarten (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.

Tuition is collected by SMART tuition. St. Bernard offers a 3% discount for all who pay their total prior to the start of the school year.

Non-discrimination policy. 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.)


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