Admissions
All 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.

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.

St. Bernard School admits new students according to the following guidelines:
1. Catholic
2. Supportive (active) parish member
3. Past record of school attendance at St Bernard
4. Non-parish member

Admission 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.

Tuition and Costs

  • $250 Registration fee for each child

K - 8th (Full-time) One Child Two Children Three Children Four or More Children
In-Parish $1,960 $3,400  $4,325 $4,950
In-Parish (Non Active) $2,165 $3,760  $4,790 $5,460
Non-Parish $2,370 $4,120 $5,255 $5,975

        Pre-Kindergarten (Half Days) – will be 50% for the student at appropriate category

A family is considered an “Active” St. Bernard Parish family if they meet several of the following criteria:

  • The family must be registered with the St. Bernard Parish.

  • The family routinely attends Mass at St. Bernard.

  • The family routinely gives to the St. Bernard collection at Mass, or through the Faith Direct program.

  • The family contributes in an active way to the activities and events of St. Bernard.

  • Active involvement on a Parish, or School committee or board is an indication of active involvement.

  • Active involvement can be indicated by volunteering at St. Bernard Parish and/or School.

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.

St. Bernard offers a $500 credit to families that refer new families.  $500 credit is provided when the new family enrolls at the school

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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