Greetings and Welcome to the St. Barnabas Catholic School Website!
St. Barnabas is a National Blue Ribbon School located in Northfield, Ohio. Our surrounding communities include Macedonia, Northfield Center, Northfield Township, and Sagamore Hills
It is our pleasure to share with you a brief overview of our school. We have over 600 students with three classrooms of each grade level, K-8. There are classroom aides in all of our primary classrooms Preschool to 3rd grade. We have over 40 licensed professional educators and over 90 total staff here at St. Barnabas. Our Religion Program is outstanding and fully integrates our students. We are blessed with three active priests and hold annual all school retreats as well as grade level retreats. Masses are generally attended on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to attend and sit with their children, as grade levels rotate their participation in the Liturgy.
Our Learning Center is fully staffed with an auxiliary clerk, speech therapist, school psychologist, intervention specialist, remedial teacher and a gifted teacher (Roots & Wings Program grades 4-8). We utilize the Response to Intervention Program (RTI). We offer over 30 after school activities, an extraordinary Athletic Association (CYO), and an active PTU. Unique offerings for our junior high students, i.e. cooking, stock market, peer tutoring, Spanish 3D animation, study skills and relaxation are offered during the school day as electives.
Our students participate in National History Day, Science Olympiad, Ohio Mathematics League, Catholic Math League, News Bowl, USA, Math Counts, Knowledge Master Open, Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contests, Liveworks Calendar Contents, Maltz Museum “Stop the Hate” essay contest, Summit County Child and Family Awareness Creative Poster/Slogan Contest, to just list a few.
As a Catholic, faith-filled community we are committed to serving others. We do this through various service projects such as LifeStraws, Freerice.com, adopting animals at the Cleveland Zoo, raising money for school supplies in El Salvador, donating to local food pantries, collecting needed items for local agencies, supporting awareness such as Diabetes, Autism, and persons with Down Syndrome (Upside of Downs). Our faculty recently spent the day at Hattie Larlham’s facilities which supports persons with developmental disabilities. We also conduct monthly service projects within grade levels. Our students and staff model, live, and understand what true service means.
According to the St. Barnabas School Philosophy…
- We believe in teaching our children to recognize their God-given gifts and, as stewards of the Gospel values, in providing them with the ability to see God in themselves and others and the courage to act with compassion and justice as Disciples of Christ.
- We believe in the pursuit of excellence in all academic disciplines.
- We believe in promoting an atmosphere of wellness and wholeness through a variety of instructional, extra-curricular, and athletic programs.
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