"Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5
St. Barnabas is one of the few 1:1 Chromebook schools in Central Florida. We believe the integration of modern technology into the classroom enhances the learning environment for our students. Though technology is not our only platform for facilitating teaching, it is definitely beneficial to our students.
Setting achievable benchmarks, are important to meeting goals. This year we have set annual fund goals for each of our major donor groups: Board of Trustees, Community Partners, Faculty/Staff, Families, Grandparents, and “others.” We believe all of these goals are achievable, and even possible to exceed!
Your child’s education is very important, and you may have wrestled with the decision between public and private education. While every child and every family is different, we are deeply proud of the education we provide at St. Barnabas.
There is a great deal of research discussing the importance of kindergarten in a child's future development. In addition to the foundational academic goals that your children will meet during their young school years, they also begin to develop critical social and lifestyle skills that will help them excel in their future endeavors. From developing healthy relationships to maintaining good habits, a good kindergarten education will set your student up for success.
Finding a healthy balance between your work and home life is an ongoing battle for many working parents. You may always feel like you’re chasing the perfect balance, but there are a few parenting tips you can use to set yourself up for success.
In recent weeks you have seen blog articles discussing the impact of your Annual Fund gift on scholarships, technology, and professional development. Every gift makes a difference to our students and the quality of education we are able to provide them each year.
We have a goal this year of reaching $40,000 in Annual Fund gifts from our families. Just last week we received a generous pledge from three parents. These three families have come together and determined to match up to $10,000 in gifts to the Annual Fund through our new $1-, $2-, or $3-a-Day campaign! Through the month of November, we are asking 50 families to commit to at least a dollar a day for the rest of our fiscal year (8 months) in order to have the entirety of their gift matched by these families.
In many schools, the students who are more confident and comfortable in social situations can more easily adapt to classroom settings. While your shy child may eventually adjust to his or her public school environment, we believe that a private school education is a wonderful and accommodating place for shy children to feel safe and comfortable at school.
A big part of St. Barnabas Episcopal School’s mission is to serve our DeLand community by attracting and retaining students who aspire to reach their full potential. Many prospective and current families have searched for an institution where their children can feel safe, be nurtured spiritually, mentally, and physically, and become well-rounded individuals. They have found their answer at SBES.
In addition to the traditional academic subjects taught in schools, there are many other opportunities to enhance your child’s learning. Finding a school that incorporates other values and skills into the academic program is important to your child’s growth, and it’s even more important that those values and skills align with your priorities as parents. From religious and spiritual life to arts and culture, deciding between public and private education is as much about shared values as it is academics.
Continuing Education is essential for teachers and staff to continuously hone their skills. Our Board of Trustees and Head of School made a strategic goal to increase our professional development funds by $5,000 a year. This yearly increase gives our school ongoing opportunities to provide effective webinars, conferences, and seminars for all our teachers and professional staff.
St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an accredited private school located in DeLand, Florida.