Welcome to St. Bede Catholic School’s website! We are located in Hayward, California and are part of the Diocese of Oakland, California. We are a K-8 Catholic school, which emphasizes both Catholic education and academic excellence. Our curriculum features religion, reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, music, art, integrated technology, physical education, and field trips. Our extracurricular activities include the opportunity to participate in student government, boys’ and girls’ athletics, science club, Tae Kwon Do classes, and the opportunity to join the MUSE band.
Today, the City of Hayward is known as the “Heart of the Bay,” not only for its central location but also for its accepting and caring environment. You will find that St. Bede’s is no different. We are a school built on a firm Catholic foundation as well as traditions. We are a school full of diversity, yet we exquisitely remain a true family in every sense of the word. We welcome you to visit our campus and find out for yourself.
Dear St. Bede Catholic School Families,
Technology is advancing at a rapid pace. Some of us remember the calculator that was the size of a cash register. We have seen many new technological changes and processes that were not available to us when many of us were in elementary or high school.
Look at the changes you see today: smart phones, tablets, laptops, and the multiple technology advancements in all industries. Electric cars, washers and dryers, and televisions are becoming more powerful and able to do so much more. We can talk to relatives and friends using Skype in other countries. The list goes on with all of the advancements being made in the area of technology.
There is a nine-year span from when a child enters kindergarten until he enters high school and then college. That is a large gap to overcome for those who are not taking advantage of the technology available today.
One to one laptop programs such as ours will help children keep up with the technology curve. The laptop program that we are implementing will provide valuable opportunities for our children to learn and to integrate technology throughout the curriculum while making learning more enjoyable. Each year more high schools and colleges are beginning to use e-resources in place of textbooks, which allows for more flexibility.
College graduates who were a significant part of the technology era began their work in their garages. As you know, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, Twitter, Facebook, and other software programs, just to name a few, have a major influence on how we live today.
With the direction we are going with technology, it is very possible to believe that our children may find the cure for cancer or Alzheimer's disease and become productive citizens who will help the country to grow and advance.
St. Bede Catholic School’s laptop program is educational, exciting, and powerful for our students. It helps them connect to the world with a vast array of opportunities to increase their knowledge and experiences.
Mrs. Antoinette Cosentino