The goal of the Bergen Catholic High School academic program is to educate the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. The college preparatory curriculum is designed to prepare young men for future academic pursuits in a way that will promote self-confidence, individual responsibility, and moral integrity.
The first three years of study include a thorough and rigorous experience in both the liberal arts and sciences. Courses are provided in art, computer science, English, lab sciences, mathematics, social studies and world languages. Religious studies is introduced to the student over the four year period and provides an avenue for the young man to seek and understand his faith through classroom studies, liturgies and day to day interaction with faculty and other students. Physical education courses provided each year adds to the complete development of the whole man. A health course is also a requirement for sophomores.
Senior year allows for a continuation at an advanced level in all the disciplines and introduces a variety of elective courses.
The following Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available:
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
English Language and Composition
Those students who excel in their studies are recognized by inclusion on the Principal's List with a grade point average (GPA) of 95 or higher and no individual class average below 83. First Honor Roll recognizes students with a GPA of 90 or higher and no individual class average below 80. Second Honor Roll recognizes students with a GPA of at least 85 and no individual class average below 75. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who rank in the top ten of their class at the end of the academic year are awarded partial academic scholarships for the following school year.
To keep parents informed of the academic progress of their sons, parents are encouraged to regularly check Blackboard, which teachers update weekly. Progress reports are provided to families at the mid-point of each quarter and report cards are provided at the conclusion of each quarter. Parent/teacher conferences are held twice during the school year. Inquiries from parents as to their son's progress are always welcomed by members of the faculty.