Barnhart School

240 W Colorado Blvd
Arcadia, CA 91007-0910
Tel: (626)446-5588
Grades: K-8 | 217 students
Barnhart School's mission is to provide an unexcelled quality education in an atmosphere of respect and love, encouraging independence and responsibility.
The school's educational programs include academic, spiritual, creative, and physical opportunities in an environment that embraces ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity.
The attitudes and skills cultivated at Barnhart School foster a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and high moral and ethical standards.
Barnhart School prepares its graduates to be responsible, committed, and caring individuals, ready and eager to attain higher levels of academic success, and with the desire and ability to make appropriate choices for their lives and positive contributions to society.
Barnhart School's philosophy is to assist each child in reaching his or her highest potential; assist each child in recognizing him or herself as a valuable component of the universe as a whole, with the ability to express his or her individual goodness in the larger world; assist each child in developing true self-discipline; social skills necessary for successful everyday living; and ensure that each child experiences some success every day.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 217 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Barnhart School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,294
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Keanuenue Yim-Herrera


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Football, VolleyballBasketballFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Band, Chorus, Drama, Mad Science, Mathnasium, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook Art Club, Band, Chorus, Drama, Mad Science, Mathnasium, Robotics, Yearbook, Student Council,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Arroyo Pacific Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Angels School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Angels School (1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arcadia
    Grades: 9-12 | 129 students
    0.5 miles
    41 W Santa Clara Street
    Arcadia, CA 91007
  • Arcadia
    Holy Angels School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 300 students
    1 miles
    360 Campus Dr
    Arcadia, CA 91007
  • Arcadia
    Arcadia Chinese School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-11 | 184 students
    1.2 miles
    823 S 1st Avenue
    Arcadia, CA 91006
  • Sierra Madre
    Grades: NS-K | 210 students
    1.2 miles
    701 E Sierra Madre Blvd
    Sierra Madre, CA 91024
  • Arcadia
    Arcadia Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 94 students
    1.5 miles
    1406 S Santa Anita Ave
    Arcadia, CA 91006

School Reviews

Barnhart is a great school with a wonderful and caring community. I love how integrated the learning is, and that critical thinking and creativity are incorporated very day. Writer''s Workshop is amazing - as a first grader my son has already written and illustrated many amazing stories. Music, PE, art, and Spanish round out his education.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
I have a 2nd and 4th grader. I have watched my kids grow and thrive in this school. Barnhart kids have the privilege of truly being part of a small caring environment where everyone knows their names and cares about their well being and their academic growth.
- Posted by Parent, 10/27/12
Barnhart has been a wonderful school for both of our girls. The teachers are passionate about their subjects and prepare the children well for high school.
- Posted by Parent, 03/16/12

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