School Information

Bernard Middle School serves students in sixth through eighth grades. The school is located at 1054 Forder Road, St. Louis, MO 63129.

Phone: 314-467-6600
Fax: 314-467-6699
Attendance: 314-467-6610

Principal: Dr. Lauren Cumming - [email protected]  
Assistant Principal: Dr. Michael Wheeler - [email protected]   

Regular school hours are 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. On half-day/early release days, students are dismissed at 12:10 p.m.

To develop students of character who are prepared for post-secondary education and a future of continuous learning.

Bernard Middle School will be a high-functioning Professional Learning Community where all students:

  ~ learn in a safe and supportive environment.
  ~ develop the character traits necessary to become respectful and responsible citizens.
  ~ achieve essential course outcomes and strive for continuous academic improvement.

We are responsible for our grades, our behavior and our success. Bernard Patriots are accountable each and every day.


Blue & Black

Bernard Middle School opened in 2003. It’s located on the same property that once was home to Bernard Elementary School. Both schools are named after Emil Bernard, the first superintendent of the district.

The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].