The administration at this school is terrible! Thank goodness the teachers are as good as they are, because without them those poor children would be miserable. Definitely the worst principal I've seen in my time!
Barnard is a great school. The teachers and the office staff are friendly and helpful. It's a small school, and the kids all know each other. This year, Barnard has become a Mandarin Chinese Magnet School, and all the kids are so excited to learn about Chinese language and culture.
Barnard is a nice little school with a lot of potential and so many enthusiasic teachers who want to do great things for their kids but are prohibited because the admin. is in the dark ages. There needs to be more parent involvement with a stronger voice and more on-site participitation! The office staff makes parents feel like they or their kids are always 'in trouble', therefore there is a bit of negativity on campus. Even if many of the families are not affluent, people still want to support their children's school in any way they can--it seems as though the encouragement is not there.
Barnard is a small school with a lot of good teachers. The parents need to be more involved with school activities, and the PTO needs to be reestablished. The children are great and the staff is wonderful! This school needs to have more extracurricular activities/after school events, such as fairs, boy/girl scouts, maybe even mentoring programs. This will happen if the parents become more active. This past year the same group of 4-5 parents seemed to be the only volunteers. Remember children with parents involved with their school tend to perform better.
Barnard is a great school if you want your child to know the names of everyone. It's small and quaint. The staff work together very closely. Banard is a bad school if you want good leadership.
This school is great and I highly recommend it to everyone. The teachers are dedicated. Every child gets a very great education and loves being at Barnard.
My son's father transferred him to this school w/out my knowledge. I am curious to know how other parents whose child/children feel about this school?
This is a school supported by its wonderful teachers - However, do not count on the administration or the parents for involvement.
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