What is the school/student profile at BSS?

BSS is a K-8 coed school with 508 students.  There are 3 classes per grade in K-5, averaging 19 students per class, and 4 advisories per grade in 6-8, averaging 14 students per class.  Aides assist the classroom teacher in grades K-2 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m..  The boy/girl ratio is 50/50.

What are the school hours?

BSS operates from 8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. on full days and dismisses at 12:30 p.m. on half days.

Is BSS an accredited institution?

BSS is accredited by AdvancED and is a National Blue Ribbon School.

What is BSS' current tuition?

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is:

     Catholics -        $10,275 per child
     Non-Catholics-   $11,700 per child

Does BSS provide before/after school care?

While before-school care is not offered, there is after-school care until 6:15 pm. To learn more about our after care program, please click here.

Does BSS offer transportation for its students?

Carpooling and walking are the general means of transportation to/from school as there is no bus/van service. Bicycles are allowed.

Do you have to be Catholic or a parishioner to attend BSS?

BSS welcomes children of all religious backgrounds as well as out of parish; however, siblings and parishioners receive priority in admittance to the school.

Does BSS have a formal dress code?

Yes, BSS students wear a uniform. For uniform guidelines, please refer to our school handbook .

Does BSS offer a hot lunch program?

Hot lunch is offered every day for an additional cost. A lunch menu is distributed monthly and varies each month. For more information on the lunch program, please click here.

What resources/supports are available to students?

There is a resource program in place for students with specified needs and there are enrichment programs in place at every grade level for advanced students, as well as a school counselor, school psychologist, and school nurse. Students are welcome to browse and check out books for our school library and do online research, type papers, and print reports from our computer lab.

What specials does BSS offer as part of the regular curriculum?

BSS offers Art, Music, and Computer classes once a week for all the students. Physical Education classes are offered twice a week to students in grades K-5 and three times a week to students in 6-8. Spanish and French classes are offered to students in grades 1-8. Grades 1 & 2 have foreign language once a week, 3 & 4 twice a week, 5th graders three times a week, and middle school has foreign language four times a week.

What after school programs/activities does BSS offer?

BSS offers CYO sports, art classes, choir, band, scouting, and various other activities are announced as they become available throughout the school year.

Does BSS participate in a standardized testing?

BSS students in grades 2-8 take the online Scantron testing twice per school year in reading and math.

What sports programs does BSS offer?

BSS sponsors CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) soccer and basketball in grades 4- 8.  Football and track are also available through community organizations.

Does BSS have a band program?

BSS offers band to grades 4th-8th. The band is grouped into beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Band groups meet Thursdays for 30 minutes and advanced band meets again Thursday afternoons from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

How does BSS emphasize student/community faith formation?

The school community begins each morning in prayer. The entire school attends Mass together twice per month. Religion classes are offered every day in each grade level. Students in grades 3-8 attend Reconciliation four times a year. BSS also participates in fundraisers such as Pennies for Patients, the Greg Gannon Food Drive, and Jump Rope for Heart to name a few.

Does BSS have an honors program for advanced students?

Upper level students are grouped by ability in mathematics and language arts classes. Honors classes are offered to those in the highest levels. Enrichment programs are in place at every grade level.