School Life Go Beyond The Classroom.
Our community offers a dynamic palette of organizations developed to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of our students:
The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, to develop character, and to encourage citizenship. Through the NJHS chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection. Membership is both an honor and a commitment.
National Junior Art Honor Society
NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Through NJHS chapter service activities, members maintain and extend the qualities that won them selection. Membership is both an honor and a commitment.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association at St. Barnabas Episcopal School is a leadership group that provides social and servant opportunities to the student body. Two representatives are elected in 4th-8th grades.
Tommorow's Leaders Today
The mission of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is: “to develop our leadership, responsibility and goodwill; to help us progress in academics and to make a difference in our community while spreading God’s love.” These students are trained in the following leadership skills: developing and sharing a vision, developing active listening, learning to carry out plans, meeting expectations and problem solving.
A world wide innovative learning program for enhancement of the 21st Century life skills through mind and strategy games.
Mind Lab is an innovative and research based program that helps children to enhance their cognitive, social and emotional skills using internationally-acclaimed strategy games. Our Games selection includes more than 250 award-winning board games such as: Quoridor, Rush Hour, Octi, Zoologic, Abalone and many others.
Mind Lab has developed a unique approach that fills the gap between school education and real life challenges by teaching students how to think rather than what to think.
During the course the concepts are applied to real life situations, allowing children to make transference from game scenarios to real life experiences and scholastic achievements.
The extensive research conducted by Yale University endorses that the Mind Lab Method significantly improves math and verbal scores as well as other important thinking and life skills.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School believes that a strong spiritual foundation is the well-rounded students. Our Acolyte program gives our students the opportunities to explore their faith deeper through servant leadership programs.
The Chess Club offers students an opportunity to improve their strategic and mathematical skills while learning game of Chess. Chess Club meets weekly, and students learn how to improve their skills, as well as participate in competitions with other students.
We absolutely love St. Barnabas School! The opportunities for my children are so much more than we expected. Staff are amazing and we feel truly blessed to have found this school.
Faith can be defined best in Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance in what we do not see." We must remember that faith is not hoping for the things of this world but trusting that God saved us through His Son, Jesus Christ, and has an eternal joy planned for us . It is our greatest privilege to educate, share and nurture each student's faith relationship with God through sound doctrine and learning within an environment that encourages students to explore true biblical faith.
"Behavior that fits with what is right or moral." While there are many virtues, the highest virtue is love. Jesus said, "love one another as I have loved you." Educating, modeling, and guiding students to learn and display virtuous behavior towards all people is our moral and biblical responsibility at St. Barnabas Episcopal School.
Colossians 3:23 states, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man..." A powerful message often forgotten within the context of God's word. Children can never reach their "full potential" unless they are working for something far greater than themselves. But wanting this for our child is not nearly enough. As parents and teachers, we have to be the role models they look to mirror. This type of excellence is an integral part of the way we teach and present ourselves in every situation. However, the embodiment of this core value can only be effectively displayed within a framework of God's love.