St. Barnabas students consistently score above national averages. This is only one of the proven outcomes of our curriculum. At the same time, students’ curiosity, inquiry, and a focus on high expectations also help shape the curriculum. We evaluate Student performance, skills development, and the acquisition of information through a variety of longstanding research based methods of direct observation, measurement tools, and benchmarks assessments. Our teachers continuously undergo direct observation and evaluation of their craft and delivery of the curriculum founded on best practices.
Research on brain-based learning principles continues to reveal more about how students learn effectively. Our teachers stay attuned to such research findings. They are excited and involved in all aspects of student life by utilizing strategies such as cooperative learning, high-level critical thinking skills, multiple intelligences, integrated curriculum, and an emphasis on character development and servant leadership.
SBES combines the best in academics with social, emotional, and physical well being. Students develop the skills, knowledge, faith, virtue, and love of learning they need to prosper in high school and in their lives as children of God. SBES has been accredited every five years by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) since becoming a member since 1972. SBES has joined the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), making it the first private school in Volusia County to do so. For more information about the value of an FCIS accreditation click here and to learn more about NAIS click here.
I welcome the opportunity to meet with those who are interested to dialogue further about our curriculum. Please join me this Thursday at 7:00 PM, immediately following the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner in Harwood.
Thank you to the many parents and families who seek a private school education based upon uncompromising faith, virtue, and excellence.
Head of School