Community Service

"Through compassion, and in imitation of Theodore James Ryken, we serve others to manifest God's care and compassionate love to those who are separated and estranged not only from their neighbors, but also from their own uniqueness; to those who suffer from want, neglect, and injustice." (Fundamental Principles of the Xaverian Brothers)

The sharing of our time, talents, resources, concern and care for others is an important part of our curriculum at Saint Bernard School. We believe that, in addition to academics, putting faith into action is essential in building good character, thus instilling the qualities of strong citizenship.


Service Hours

Middle school students in grades 6, 7, and 8 are expected to complete 5 hours of service each school year. These hours can be accumulated as early as the summer before the student enters a grade level and throughout the school year, with completion by April 30.

High school students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are expected to complete a cumulative total of 50 hours of community service. These hours can be done at any time throughout the high school career, beginning as early as the summer before 9th grade with completion expected by April 30th of the graduation year.

Service Hours for High School Transfer Students

Students entering Saint Bernard School in grade 10 are expected to complete 35 hours of community service, students entering in grade 11 are expected to complete 25 hours, and students entering in grade 12 are expected to complete 10 hours.  

Some Important Details

Community service hours must be done on a volunteer basis. Hours can not be earned from helping with family responsibilities or at a for-profit business. Students must hand in a signed Community Service Form to be credited for their hours. To maintain timely and complete records, students are strongly encouraged to submit Community Service Forms promptly after completing the service.

Any questions should be directed to Campus Ministry:

Mrs.Haulotte at