Saint Bernard School is a private,
1 The early years 2 Rise and Fall 3 St. Bernard today 4 Notable alumni 5 Notes and references 6 External links
The early years
Saint Bernard was established in 1956 as an all-girls school in New
London, Connecticut. The school became coeducational in 1958. In 1967,
the New London Campus reverted to an all-girls school, while a new
boys' school opened in Uncasville. In addition, another all-girls
school named Notre Dame opened in Norwich, Connecticut. This
three-school model only lasted five years due to high operating costs
and in 1972, the Norwich diocese closed Notre Dame and St. Bernard
Girls' School, merging them with the Boys' school in Uncasville.
The former Notre Dame campus has since served as Three Rivers
Community College Mohegan Campus and in the fall of 2008 became
Norwich Regional Technical High School.
Rise and Fall
The present site of St. Bernard in Uncasville thrived from the early
1970s through the 1980s. Peak enrollment was about 1300 students, and
its athletic and academic programs soared. However, as the region's
economy changed in the 1990s, the school's population declined.
Athletics have since not been as strong, but some teams are still
known to hold their own against larger schools.
In an effort to reverse the enrollment trend, the Diocese of Norwich
established St. Bernard Academy in 1997 as the diocese's only middle
school, on the SBHS campus. This program grew quickly over the next
few years, eventually adding a sixth grade class. Despite this, the
high school's enrollment dropped to an all-time low of 330 for the
2000-2001 school year.
In the fall of 1998, the St. Bernard High School Marching Band
returned to the field after a nearly twenty-year hiatus. In the fall
of 1999, St. Bernard High School reclaimed its status as the only
Catholic high school in the state of
Notes and references
^ NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28. ^ SBHS. "About SBS". Archived from the original on 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2007-05-11. ^ TheDay. "St. Bernard Gets New Principal and Athletic Director". Retrieved 2007-07-31.
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Bishops Bernard Joseph Flanagan Vincent Joseph Hines Daniel Patrick Reilly Daniel Anthony Hart Michael Richard Cote
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Parishes Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Quaker Hill St. Joseph Parish, Rockville St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish, Middletown
College and seminary Holy Apostles College and Seminary
High schools Academy of the Holy Family, Baltic Marianapolis Preparatory School, Thompson Mercy High School, Middletown Saint Bernard High School, Uncasville Xavier High School, Middletown