Elementary School

Elementary Course of Instruction*

  • The basic program in kindergarten through grade three shall include religion, language arts, mathematics, music, art, and physical education.
  • Concepts of social studies, science, health, and safety should be incorporated into the basic program. Use of technology should be integrated into the instructional program. Inclusion of foreign language is recommended but optional.
  • The basic program in grades four and fifth shall include religion, mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, fine arts, physical education, health, and safety.
  • Use of technology should be integrated into the instructional program.
  • Inclusion of foreign language is recommended but optional.
  • St. Bernadette Catholic School offers music, art, technology, physical education and Spanish in Middle School, Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade.

*from The Archdiocese of Denver website, http://www.archden.org.

Julia Neath-West, Kindergarten

Julia Neath-West is a long-time St. Bernadette parishioner and faculty member.  She started out as a Kindergarten and ECE classroom aide, but is now the Kindergarten classroom teacher.  Additionally, all three of her daughters graduated from St. Bernadette.

She attended Loretto Heights College where she received a BA in Psychology. She also attended Beth-El School of Nursing, and received a diploma for nursing. She has worked for over twenty years in the field of developmental disabilities.  She received her ECE Director qualification from Red Rocks Community College and her initial teaching license from Regis University. She now has her Masters in Early Childhood Education.

“I love working in an environment where Jesus is the center of all that we do.” – Julia Neath-West

Paulette Duran,  First Grade

Paulette Duran earned a BA in Child Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed her initial teaching license through Regis University.  It is her goal is to earn a MA in Early Childhood Education. Working at St. Bernadette Catholic School has been a very enlightening experience for her.

“This school has a warm Catholic atmosphere with families and teachers who truly want to be here. The teachers love working with the students, and it shows in each child. All of my of my own boys have graduated from St. Bernadette and they have been a wonderful example of how well-prepared St. Bernadette students are when they reach high school. Knowing that all of these children are receiving a widely-recognized, quality education is a blessing that is beyond measure!” – Paulette Duran

Jeanne Yeager,  Second Grade

Jeanne L. Yeager is a mother of four children and the grandmother of four grandchildren. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Metro State College of Denver. She is currently in her 23rd year at St. Bernadette Catholic School where she has found her second home and extended family.

Brittany Gilbert,  Third Grade

Miss Gilbert actually attended St. Bernadette from K-8th grade! She went on to Mullen High School and then Creighton University to prepare as a teacher.


Loretta Hart,  Fourth Grade

Kim Droz, Fifth Grade