Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do we have to be a member of your parish to attend school?

    No — students of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome at St. Barnabas! As a Catholic school, each student will be expected to participate in daily prayer and religious education. Mass is celebrated as a school community with students and teachers, and all family members are invited to attend.

  • Why should I choose St. Barnabas to send my child for school?

    At St. Barnabas, your child will receive an outstanding education to prepare them for high school and beyond in a safe environment where they will grow emotionally, morally, and physically.

  • What makes an Independence Mission School different?

    Independence Mission Schools are a network of independent, Catholic schools dedicated to educating your child for a successful future. We do this by providing a high-quality academic program centered in Catholic values of charity, prayer, respect for everyone, and development of strong families.

  • Do you offer financial assistance?

    Yes! St. Barnabas is a tuition-assisted school, with families receiving scholarships based on need. For more information, visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

  • Is there yellow bus service?

    Yes, bus service is offered.

  • What time does school start and end?

    Classes begin at 8:10 a.m. Students should be in classrooms by 7:55 a.m. Monday thru Friday. Dismissal is at 3:00 p.m.

  • Do you offer a lunch program?

    Yes, lunch and breakfast are both free options for all students.

  • When will I find out if we have received financial aid?

    As an Independence Mission School, we strive to deliver a high-quality education for an affordable price. All students must be enrolled and accepted before a decision on financial aid will be made. Our enrollment specialists will be able to give you a close estimate of the monthly amount you can expect to pay during your school tour.

  • How old does my child need to be for Kindergarten?

    Students must be 5-years-old before September 1.