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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time does school start?

A: Homeroom begins at 7:40 a.m.; school ends at 2:00 p.m.


Q: How many classes do I have to take?

A: Most students take six classes per day. Religion, Math, Science, History, English, and Foreign Language are the core courses. Some students take a seventh course, either a second foreign language, or an elective.


Q: Do most students live in Fitchburg?

A: No. Our students come from 32 different communities from Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Some Massachusetts cities from which our students travel are: Ashburnham, Athol, Orange, Princeton, Sterling, Westminster, Gardner, Templeton, Hubbardston, Winchendon, Pepperell, Groton, Lunenburg, Shirley, Devens, Harvard, Lunenburg, Leominster, Fitchburg. New Hampshire cities: Keene, Rindge, New Ipswich, Mason, Jaffrey, Wilton.


Q: Does St. Bernard's H.S. provide transportation?

A: At this time, St. Bernard's H. S. does not provide any transportation, but the school does help arrange carpooling.


Q: Do you have to be Catholic to go to St. Bernard's High School?

A: No. Although the majority of our students are Catholic, we have many students who are non-Catholic. We celebrate Mass frequently during the year, and we ask that all students either participate in the Liturgy, or respectfully observe the celebration.


Q: Do you have a dress code?

A: Yes, we require a spring and winter uniform. You may purchase uniforms at Shack's Clothing, Main St., Fitchburg.


Q: Why should I go to St. Bernard's High School?

A: St. Bernard's High School offers an academically challenging education in a safe environment of love, trust, and loyalty. A student-centered community, we give each student the opportunity to grow by allowing them to form their own opinions while respecting those of others.