Excellent school, both of my daughters are currently attending (one in 4th grade and my youngest in the new transitional Kinder program). The faculty are caring and dedicated and has a strong parent involvement and community. Academically, they challenge your child to learn more than what textbooks now days teach you, i also like how they integrated the Meet The Master Artist program and their music program teaching students a variety of artist/musicians from Michael Jackson, Queen, The Beatles to Mozart to name of few. It's a small school with a strong family feeling and would highly recommend this school if you are looking for an alternative to public schools.
Fantastic school! Teachers are truly genuine and care very deeply about your child, both academically and socially. It has been a great fit for both of my children. Teachers are able to teach to the various needs of the class. Highly supportive staff and administration. Your needs and concerns will be addressed immediately. They have a computer lab that the students use more than 2x a week, a library, an art program, p.e weekly and music in the classroom. Small school with a wonderful family feeling!
St. Barnabas has been a great fit for my kids and for our family as a whole. The combined focus on academic performance and social development has had a very positive impact on my kids (who are in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade). We've also found a community of caring and involved parents who really go the extra mile to help out the school. One of the things that is surprising for such a small school is that there are so many enrichment activities. In addition to dance, sports and boy/girl scouts, there is also a robotics club, Academic Decathlon, a school 'news' show that is produced internally and after school Spanish classes. If you are looking for an alternative to the local public schools it is well worth looking at St. Barnabas.
I attended St. Barnabas from 2003-2006 for junior high. It is a great school and the perfect environment for a new student to be in, I had just moved to Long Beach in 6th grade and with in my first few weeks at St. Barnabas I made life long friends. The teachers were excellent! They really payed attention to the things I excelled and struggled with. The only improvement 9and they may have changed this already) that I could recommend is altering their uniform policy. They used to make us buy our uniforms form Normans, Normas is not only exspensive, but it's material is very uncomfortable. Most schools that require a uniform dont care where you buy the uniform from, as long as it has the school logo on it and are the right colors. Other than that I would recommend St. Barnabas to anyone new to the Long Beach area with a 5th-8th grader.
What an excellent school our daughter is part of. Thank you for making every effort possible to excel children for a positive and prosperous children future by providing excellent teachers and support staff network in the school.
i just went to this school this year in 7th grade.it's a good school for the most part. the teachers are awesome and the students are so nice and welcoming if your new. although it could use a little improvment on communication between the school and parents.
I love this school, and everyone there cares about each other. Very very nice there.
I love this school, it has such a warm family feel. The teachers are GREAT they all care about each and every student. I would recommend this is school to anyone, strong leadership and academic values. Five star all the way!
Great junior high program. Parents are very involved and teachers are very caring.
This school is great beacause the teachers can really level with the kids in both acedamic and social areas.There sports program is conducted very well beacause of the P.E. Teacher Karen Perez other wise known as Coach Karen.Also the music program is exceptional.And the parents are very in volved.
All of the Teachers at St. Barnabas are very committed and helpful to seeing all students succeed, not just the students in thier classes. The Principal there is very personable towards every family. She is always available and involved with students' progress every step of the way.I don't have to wait until report card time to know how things are going with my kids' studies. The school keeps parents involved so you know whats going on with your child as well as what's going on with other grades levels and the school community as a whole. The school has challenged my kids academically this year and is teaching them to strive for higher studying and work habits.
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