Welcome to St. Bernadette School!

St. Bernadette School is your Catholic school option in Amelia, OH.  Our mission is to educate the whole child, preparing our students to participate actively in their Church, their family and their community.  We serve families of all faiths from are communities including: Amelia, Batavia, Bethel, Felicity, Moscow, and New Richmond.

Our families appreciate an environment where children experience daily prayer and private meditation, learn all subjects in the context of God's love and hope for us, and have opportunities for school-wide worship services.  Families who are not Catholic feel welcomed and included in our community; all faiths are respected and all children participate.  We offer children an oasis of faith, hope and love as they navigate a challenging world.


We follow a rigorous curriclulum and embed it in a growth mindset.  This culture helps children see the value in persistence and learning from mistakes; research in this field proves children can actually become smarter when they embrace a growth mindset.  Our teachers support students when they struggle, leading them to deeper understanding and critical thinking skills.


We know that developing a child's full potential goes beyond meeting minimum standards.  Feedback from parents who transfer from other schools compliments the pace and rigor of their child's academic growth at St. Bernadette.  We monitor student growth in math and reading three times per year, assigning extra support for student whose growth is minimal, and extra challenges to those far above their peers.  The curriculum includes weekly classes in Spanish, computer technology, music, art, and physical education, allowing for cross-curricular application of skills.  After school, students can develop their interests in sports, chess, art, robotics, music and more.  The time our teachers put into the students' development pays dividends; student test scores show an average of 1.5 grades above the average student.


Our spiritual and academic philosophies begin in the preschool program and continue through graduation in the eighth grade.  Classes for three-year-olds meet twice a week from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Four-year-olds have two options: a three-day per week program in the mornings, and a half-day program that mees five days per wee.  Call (513)752-4397 for more information about preschool enrollment and opportunities.


The kindergarten through eighth grade program meets from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  We follow the curriculum of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to prepare students for a seamless transition to high school.  Many of our graduates have earned partial and full scholarships to private schools.  We also provide assistance from special educators for students who struggle - even if they are not officially identified for learning issues.


Investing in a Catholic education is an investment in your student's academic growth, and shows a desire to provide daily support for your personal and family values.  Call Joyce Ell at (513)753-4744 ext. 1 to set up a parent tour or a shadow experience for your child and experience the St. Bernadette community.  Thank you for visiting.


Lizanne G. Ingram, Principal

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

12 noon to 2 PM

***$1,000 tuition raffle for one new family & one returning family who attends the Open House event***


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We educate the whole child to prepare students to participate actively in their Church, their family and their community.

We offer the highest quality education in a Catholic environment to ensure that all students achieve their maximum levels.

St. Bernadette provides faith development and moral formation in accordance with the philosophy of the Catholic Church.

Sports programs at St. Bernadette provide student athletes the resources for them to reach their potential.