Award Year: 2013

Leo Bernabi School

1 Bernabi Road
Spencerport, NY, 14559-1899

(585) 349-5402

Andrea Campo, Principal at time of Nomination

Spencerport CSD

School Website


Educate and inspire each student to love learning, pursue excellence and use knowledge, skills and attitudes to contribute respectfully, confidently to an ever-changing global community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Bernabi Elementary School in Spencerport, New York, exemplifies a dedicated learning community that focuses on citizenship and academic excellence. Equipping students with the skills, knowledge and attitude to thrive in a global market is the cornerstone of the work that occurs on a daily basis in this school. The school-wide motto, “Bernabi Shines” embodies not only our rigorous instructional approach, but also our efforts toward instilling in each student the qualities of character, civility, and citizenship. Our school also recognizes the importance of partnering with parents throughout the educational process and ensuring that student growth is at the focal point in all that we do.

The Bernabi staff has done an exceptional job developing a process that allows faculty to measure grade level progress on the learning standards. Bernabi has created a system that requires teachers to analyze data in a prescribed manner. The ensuing dialogue shared among stakeholders guides the instructional practices in the classroom and this format personalizes the learning experience for each and every child. Targeting student performance on summative and formative assessments is a challenging, yet rewarding endeavor. This process ensures that rigorous and respectful learning occurs in every classroom at Bernabi and allows each child to shine in their own unique way.

Academic expectations have changed dramatically over the past generation, but the importance of educating every child has remained steadfast at Bernabi. In a time where so much is uncertain on a global level, Bernabi Shines as a beacon of hope for tomorrow.