Our School

At St. Bernadette Catholic School, it is our mission to be an inclusive Catholic learning community that inspires every student to achieve their full potential through faith and education. We recognize our call to love and serve from our Master teacher Jesus Christ, and we are committed to creating a Catholic learning community under the protection of Mother Mary.

The Catholic Graduate Expectations are our foundation as we strive for academic excellence and the acknowledgement of those who achieve it. We recognize God as the source of all life and actively work to focus on social issues within our local and global communities.

We celebrate the diversity within our community with a collaborative approach to learning, in cooperation with parents, the Catholic faith community, and other organizations that recognize the value of our mission. Within the context of Catholic teaching and Sacramental living, our school community strives to demonstrate respect and reverence for all life, thus nurturing a safe, Christian environment for the entire school community.

School Year Calendar 
Our board's School Year calendar is now available. Parents are encouraged to stay informed of upcoming school events, please subscribe to our school calendar web page to receive the latest updates and emails on upcoming events and activities happening at school. 
Child Care Services 
We are pleased to partner with PRYDE Child Care to provide Before and After School care at St. Bernadette Catholic School. Call our child care partner at 905-999-1549 to learn more about our services. 
School Hours 

Our school hours are as follows:

  • 8:55 a.m. - School begins
  • 10:20 -10:35 a.m. - Morning recess
  • 11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. - Lunch
  • 2:05 - 2:20 p.m. - Afternoon recess
  • 3:25 p.m. - Dismissal
School's Colours 
Our school colours are blue and white 
Patron Saint 
Our patron saint is St. Bernadette. St. Bernadette's canonization in 1933 was the culmination of a process which had been started nearly three-quarters of a century earlier: she is, therefore, a saint of modern times, and the remarkable facts of her life are readily accessible to all. Her story even challenges the interest of those who do not share the Catholic faith. Christianity had its beginnings among humble people without influence or riches, such as Bernadette. Perhaps it is a natural human instinct to rejoice when the lowly are lifted up to the heights, and especially when a child, neglected and untaught, is chosen for special grace and favor, thus becoming an instrument for good. 
School Prayer 

Our school prayer is: 

Blessed St. Bernadette let our hearts and minds find peace in you. Lead us, the members of your school community, as we strive to follow your loving and serving ways. Your life was founded on faith and compassion, which guided you in all that you did. May your graces strengthen us so that we may follow your example in our thoughts, words and actions every day. 


As Catholic educators, we live according to our Father's code and to lead our students, by example, to live the basic truths of the gospel message. This is an awesome, yet inspiring challenge which we share with the parents of our young men and women.

Children learn what they live. Each day we have the opportunity to teach our students:

  • to love by the way we love;
  • to be generous by our generosity;
  • to be passionate by our compassion; and
  • to be forgiving by the way we forgive.

However, a person cannot give what he or she does not have. Unless we are living the Gospel message, we cannot lead our students to do so.

There are many hallmarks of a Catholic educator, including:

  • Prayer - The challenges of our vocation, and indeed life in general, are great. To meet them we need to follow Christ's advice that we "ask the father in My name". Each Catholic educator has a duty to expose students to his or her particular style of prayer in order to assist students to recognize the value of prayer in daily life.
  • Eucharist - Parish, school, and staff liturgies provide opportunities to celebrate our faith. Our example can testify to the Eucharist as a joyful source of strength and community building.
  • Social Justice - This is the heart of the Christian message, that we "love one another as I have loved you". As our brother's and sister's keepers, we must be concerned about the aged, the poor, the oppressed, and any other marginalized group - both at home and abroad.
Student Agenda
Read our student agenda for information on school procedures, dress code, and more.

Below are links to resources to help you achieve success while at St. Bernadette Catholic School.

Contact Us 

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns.

Principal: Diana Assenza
Vice-Principal: John Linhares
41 Bayly Street East
Ajax, ON  L1S 1P2

Phone: 905-683-0571
Fax: 905-683-6468

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