Frequently Asked Questions
- Do we have to be a member of your parish to attend school?
- Why should I choose St. Barnabas to send my child for school?
- What makes an Independence Mission School different?
- Do you offer financial assistance?
- Is there yellow bus service?
- What time does school start and end?
- Do you offer a lunch program?
- When will I find out if we have received financial aid?
- How old does my child need to be for Kindergarten?
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. Per school district policy, it is only available to students in 1st-6th grades.
What time does school start and end?
The school day begins at 8:00. Breakfast is available from 7:40-8:00. Regular dismissal is at 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Dismissal will be at 2 p.m. on Thursdays.
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 five years old before September 1.