St. Bernard’s Catholic School • 105 Knight Avenue North • Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
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Below is a statement and video published by the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association). This video relates to the "Common Core" State Standards set by the government. 

Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII)
October 25, 2013

The mission of Catholic education is to provide a positive experience of God and the Church in the context of an excellent academic education. Academic excellence resulting from a rigorous curriculum is one of the hallmarks of Catholic schools, and the success of our students is continually demonstrated by superior scores on standardized tests and virtually a 100% high school graduation rate. Catholic school educators will never allow that to change. Learn more about this video. Also read the NCEA official statement on Catholic schools and the Common Core State Standards.
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For parents who want more for their children, Catholic Schools provide academic rigor and better educational outcomes by developing the minds, hearts and souls of our children in a faith-centered environment.

You will discover that St. Bernard’s Catholic School aims higher to provide students with:

• Academic Excellence
Academic Excellence is achieved by providing better learning environments, low teacher to student ratios, advanced technology and a comprehensive accredited curriculum with a high expectation of academic achievement.

• Values, Faith and Character are taught here! 
Parents are the primary teachers for each and every student. Through faith-formation at St. Bernard’s, your child will build a foundation of sound values just like the ones you teach at home, giving a more powerful impact on who you want your child to become. This is good news for parents in today’s culture! A joyful and faith-centered environment enriches and enlivens the minds, hearts and souls of children. Respect and kindness are clearly evident in the classroom and hallways in our school.

• Emphasis on Individual Attention
Your child won’t get lost in the crowd! The small class sizes allow your child to get one-on-one attention and enables teachers to challenge each child personally and readily address the individual needs of each child. They maintain high expectations for students and encourage them to discover their creativity and unique talents.

• A wise Investment
It is a wise investment! As parents, when our children are a priority, you will want to give them the best start you possibly can for the rest of their lives. It is affordable and available for all children. 

• Passionate Teachers & Engaged Parents
Passionate Teachers and Engaged Parents! St. Bernard’s teachers are passionate and devoted to academic excellence and Christian values for each child. Engaged parents, inspired teachers and committed leaders create a culture of caring in our schools. Students thrive in a community that is invested in their development as a whole person..
Below is a short video that the Arch Diocese of St.Paul & Minneapolis developed to help illustrate the effectiveness and compelling reasons why you should send your children to Catholic Schools. 
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St. Bernard’s School offers an accredited kindergarten through grade five challenging educational experience (including pre-school, pre- kindergarten and all day, every day kindergarten). The evidence shows high standards; strong motivation, effective discipline and a caring atmosphere that combine to faster excellence and a high quality of student performance.
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Click Here to find out what the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) says about Catholic Education.