We love this school! The teachers, class sizes, and K-8 set up, and exploration set up that allows kids to choose to learn in multi age groups designed around their chosen interests ignites a love for learning and for collaboration. We felt so lucky to have gotten "in" with the lottery - and for us, the worst thing about moving away from Fairbanks, was leaving this wonderful school.
We love this school. I believe every parent who is concerned about the status quo of public school In Fairbanks needs to put their child in the lottery for Barnette. The teachers are excellent, the staff is helpful and the PAC is very involved in making this a top school.
Barnett Magnet School has a good staff, great parent involvement and a variety of classes that involve our community. The school does it's own fundraising activities that provide for spenditures on enrichment activities. The kindergarten program, an all day program is phenomenal. The children all participate in presentations of song and signing from the first few weeks of school. My grandson is now in first grade and he loves going to school. I am happy my grandchildren are and will attend Barnett.