St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux School: Developing Mind and Soul Since 1948
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church and School were built in 1948. The elementary school opened the same year with 115 students and three nuns. In the 1950's, additional construction included a second story classroom addition to the school, a cafeteria/auditorium, and residences for clergy and nuns. The new church was built in 1958. Additional land was purchased in the 1980's for parking and facility renovation. For over 60 years, St, Bernard of Clairvaux has inspired enduring friendships and a defining school spirit, preparing students for leadership in a rapidly changing world.
St. Bernard is fully accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department as an elementary institution instructing grades PK-8th.
27 Zip Codes and Counting
Today, the school is home to over 200 students and attracts a diverse demographic representing 27 different zip codes from around the metroplex. True to the Cistercian charisma of its patron, St Bernard of Clairvaux, the faculty seeks to enlighten students through Catholic spiritual formation, stressing service to others and academic excellence, with a challenging curriculum and individual attention. Through the guidance of Father Gaston Giacinti, and principal Michael Davies, we encourage each student to develop an inquisitive mind, strong moral character and a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
Life After St. Bernard
Graduates from St. Bernard traditionally attend Jesuit College Preparatory, Ursuline Academy, Cristo Rey College Prepatory, Bishop Lynch and Bishop Dunne Catholic High Schools,. Graduates who attend public school are routinely placed in TAG high schools with Advanced Placement and Honors courses.
St Bernard of Clairvaux is located in the Little Forest Hills residential community minutes away from White Rock Lake and the Arboretum. We invite you and your family to visit us. 
Please call 214-321-2897 to schedule a tour.