Honor Societies

National Honor Society - Thomas Dooley Chapter

National Honor Society (NHS) promotes and upholds the strong values of academics, service, leadership, and character within the school community.  Members offer tutoring during their free class periods as well as every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school.

Each year, our NHS sponsors at least two blood drives in coordination with the American Red Cross.  NHS officers attend a yearly workshop sponsored by the American Red Cross on the importance of donating blood.  In previous years, scholarship money has been awarded to students based on their participation with the American Red Cross.

Eligibility for National Honor Society is first established by maintaining a non-weighted cumulative grade point average of 88 or above, and having taken at least four Honors or AP courses through the first semester of the Junior year.  Students must then apply for membership and are selected by a faculty council which judges based on students’ leadership, character and service.


Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics.  Juniors and Seniors who demonstrate excellent ability in mathematics as well as other classes may apply. Underclassmen taking a course that is significantly more advanced than their grade level (Algebra II or higher for Freshmen, Precalculus or higher for Sophomores) may also apply.  Members of Alpha Theta participate in tutoring and peer enrichment programs.  Each May members put on a school-wide MathCon event.

Chi Alpha Mu Middle School Honor Society

Chi Alpha Mu stands for Creative Adventures in Mathematics and seeks to promote enjoyment and understand of mathematics by middle school students. One of the goals of Chi Alpha Mu is to recognize middle school students who are performing at a high level in mathematics. 

Participation in Chi Alpha Mu and continuing in the high school honor society Alpha Theta will help students prepare for some of the unique higher level mathematics courses offered at Saint Bernard School.  Some of these courses are Philosophy of Space and Time, The Philosophy of Religion, Number Theory, Game Theory and Astrophysics.

To be considered for membership in Chi Alpha Mu, students must be ahead of grade level in mathematics, have an A average or numerical equivalent and complete an application process. 


Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica - Papa Francisco Chapter

The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish National Honor Society) is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and to promote interest in Hispanic studies.  Members offer tutoring to students in need of assistance with their work in Spanish.

 International Thespian Society 

The Saint Bernard Chapter of the International Thespian Society (ITS) was founded in 2017. High school students who have participated in at least two shows, either acting or backstage, and have a cumulative average of 88 or above.  Students at ITS member schools have the opportunity to participate in festivals at district, state and national level.  Currently, ITS has chapters at 4,700 schools with over 100,000 student members. 

National Art Honor Society

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) recognizes students who have shown an outstanding ability in art.  Its members are students of strong character, who foster excellence and a dedicated spirit to the pursuit of art, and who bring art to the attention of the school and community through service.   NAHS projects include tutoring, assisting during Catholic Schools Week, creation of holiday ornaments for the faculty and staff, design and creation of “window” paintings for two science labs, and design and creation of a department mural.


Tri-M Music Honor Society

The Tri-M Music Honor Society, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education is the only national honor society for music students in the United States.  Tri-M gives student musicians the opportunity to "perform, lead and serve."

The Saint Bernard School Chapter #3055 of the Tri-M Music Honor Society was founded in 1998.Since then, Tri-M has been active in assisting the growth of the music department, as well as raising funds for a variety of musical and non-musical endeavors, including performing a solo and ensemble concert at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to benefit The Haitian Health Foundation.

To join Tri-M, a student in grades 9 through 12 must be selected by both a member of the music faculty and their peers.

Tri-M Music Honor Society Junior Chapter for Middle School Students 

The junior chapter of Tri-M open to middle school students in the 7th and 8th grades provides addtional opportunities for students to improve their musicality, increase their confidence and develop leadership and mentorship skills. There is also a community service component to the honor society. 

Both chapters of Tri-M work together and assist each other. To be considered for Tri-M Junior Chapter, students must have at least one year of music classes with a grade of A or the numerical equivalent, in these music classes, have a least a B average or the numerical equivalent in all other classes and complete an application process.