St. Bernard's High School (Fitchburg, Massachusetts)

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St. Bernard's High School
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45 Harvard Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, (Worcester County) 01420
United States
Coordinates 42°34′38″N 71°47′4″W / 42.57722°N 71.78444°W / 42.57722; -71.78444Coordinates: 42°34′38″N 71°47′4″W / 42.57722°N 71.78444°W / 42.57722; -71.78444
Type Private, co-educational
Motto Gratiam Per Mariam Quaeramus
(Through Mary We Find Grace)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Patron saint(s) St. Bernard
Established 1920
Founder Fr. James J. Donnelly
School district Diocese of Worcester
Superintendent Dr. Delma L. Josephson, Ph.D.
Principal Robert Blanchard
Chaplain Fr. Joseph Dolan
Employees 27
Grades 912
Enrollment ~190 (2015-2016)
Color(s) Blue and gold         
Athletics conference Central Massachusetts
Sports American football, boys' & girls' soccer, field hockey, golf, volleyball, boys' & girls' basketball, boys' & girls' hockey, boys' & girls' lacrosse, baseball, softball, ski racing
Mascot St. Bernard
Nickname The Saints
Team name Bernardians
Rival Lunenburg (formerly), North Middlesex (currently)
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Newspaper The Blue and Gold
Yearbook Bernardian
Athletic director James Beauregard

St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School is a diocesan, Roman Catholic high school in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester on 45 Harvard Street in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.


St. Bernard's was established as an all-girls school in 1920 by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The school became co-educational in 1926. The school was designated as a regional diocesan high school in 1953.

In 1962, there were major additions to the school's athletic facilities at the Bernardian Bowl and two years later the school itself was expanded. This included an entire new wing with a cafeteria, library, offices and ten classrooms. The school's activity center was built in 1980 down the street near the Bernardian Bowl and its gymnasium seated 1,000 people.

As of April 2017, St. Bernard's has just under 200 students attending from all over Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Its graduation and college acceptances rates are both in the 96-98% range.[1]


  1. ^ "The History of St. Bernard's High School". Retrieved 16 October 2008. 

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