St. Barnabas Episcopal School

  • At St. Barnabas Episcopal School we understand that the right learning environment leaves a lifelong impact on a child.
  • We draw students from all over Central Florida including Volusia, Seminole, Flagler, and Lake, Counties.
  • Our core concentration is on cultivating the whole child.
  • We were founded to be a center of sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom, wherein Christ is the source of all truth.
  • It is not enough to focus on one aspect of a child; our core philosophy promotes the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of all students.We recognize that a school is part of the community.
  • As such, St. Barnabas helps foster a healthy sense of respect-- respect for God, for family, for authority, and for the dignity of every person.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Playground Project Approved! - 05/21/2019 - We are excited to announce that our Parent Advisory Committee's efforts this year will lead to a summer project of replacing playground equipment and "forever" lawn. This new project will ...morebenefit all of our students during recess every day. Thank You, PAC!hide

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1971
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students 361 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade St. Barnabas Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants and polo shirts with school logo)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,700
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $6,900 for Pre-K through $8,700 for Middle School. We accept Step Up for Students Scholarships and participate in the free Voluntary Pre-K program (VPK).
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,600
Acceptance Rate
72%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director David Dugo
Admissions Associate Casey Walters

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Surf Team, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFlag Football,
FootballGolf,
Surf TeamTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Club or Organization:
Chess and Go Club, National Junior Art Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Student Government Association, Tomorrow's Leaders Today-Leadership Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Children's Choir, Dance Team, Performing Arts Team

School Notes

  • At St. Barnabas Episcopal School we understand that the right learning environment leaves a lifelong impact on a child. Whether you're considering our preschool, elementary school, or middle school program, we thank you for considering our accredited private school for your child.St. Barnabas Episcopal School draws Central Florida students from Volusia, Seminole, Flagler, Lake, Putnam, and Orange Counties. Our core concentration is on cultivating the whole child. We were founded to be a center of sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom, wherein Christ is the source of all truth. It is not enough to focus on one aspect of a child; our core philosophy promotes the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of all students.We recognize that a school is part of the community. As such, St. Barnabas helps foster a healthy sense of respect-- respect for God, for family, for authority, and for the dignity of every person. The purpose of a St. Barnabas Episcopal School education is develop well qualified students to pursue a high school of their choice. Our atmosphere of Christian love reinforces this, helping children forge healthy moral attitudes and Christian values.

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    Grades: PK-8 | 170 students
    0.9 miles
    509 E Pennsylvania Avenue
    Deland, FL 32724
    (386)736-3632
    0.9 PK-8
    170
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    (386)822-6010
    0.4 PK-8
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    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: PK-12 | 605 students
    8.2 miles
    875 Elkcam Blvd
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    (386)789-4515
    8.2 PK-12
    605
  • Altamonte Springs
    Grades: PK-12 | 252 students
    25.2 miles
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    (407)831-0950
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  • Daytona Beach
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    20.9 miles
    1730 S Ridgewood Avenue
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (31 reviews)
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St Barnabas has been a wonderful experience for our family for over 12 years. When my son graduated he was so prepared for High school and already having good habits for college. The environment is healthy for learning and setting kids up to succeed. The teachers and administrators care about each student and always seek out tools and methods to stay current with private schools in much larger cities. There is a special bond alumni have with the school and their classmates that for most will last a lifetime. Definitely give St B a five out of five!
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Our daughter started PreK this year and we feel so blessed to have found St Barnabas School! Providing a challenging academic curriculum centered around Christian love, we could not be more pleased. Mrs. Warren and Mrs Baldauff are wonderful teachers!
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St. Barnabas has been a blessing for my son. He has attended for middle school because of extensive bullying in public schools. He had almost totally shut down. After a few months at St. Barnabas, I had my son back. The staff embraces every child and teaches them how being different makes you amazing. The academics are challenging and the teachers work hard to help the students learn good study skills. You will not be disapointed.
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My daughter has been attending SBES from kindergarten and is now in third grade. She has many friends that attend public school and I feel confident in saying that her education surpasses them substantially. I highly recommend any family who is looking for a faith based private school to consider SBES. I am glad we did!
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Sbes is a caring and safe school for my child. They work with the students to prepare them for the future. Great staff and administrators, so happy we found and also chose this school.
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Our son attends Pre-K at St. Barnabas in Deland. This school was recommended by a friend whose children also attends. What a blessing to find this wonderful school. Truly God sent! From David Dugos extraordinary kindness to our son`s teachers commitment to excellence at Pre-K, this is the right place. After touring every private school in Deland there is no comparison.
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St. Barnabas is a great school. This is our sons 3rd year at this school, currently in 1st grade. The Principal, Teachers and Administration really care about the students. The education the kids get is amazing and accelerated. It is a well rounded environment, the school is huge on safety and security and it is in a well placed location near Downtown DeLand. Great sense of community between school and families. We Love the school and are very fortunate that our son gets to attend this school. Highly recommend this school!!!
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We love St. Barnabas. We are thankful for such a wonderful place to educate our children well and in a Godly enviroment.
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St. Barnabas school is the best school for any family that is looking for a faith based foundation, high-quality curriculum, safe environment for children to grow up in. School principal, teachers and staff are all wonderful and it feels like a big caring family.
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SBES has truly been one of the best decisions we have made not just for our children, but for our family. We found an incredibly loving community that offers support and challenges to our daughters. My only regret is that we didn't find SBES sooner - we have been here for 3 years.
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The mostly amazing school in central Florida. My daughter has loved every minute of every day in this school. She is getting ready to enter her final year next school year and we wish every day that St. Barnabas had a high school. The teachers and administration are awesome.
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This is a great school with amazing teachers.
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Our daughter has attended St. Barnabas Episcopal School in DeLand, Florida, from Kindergarten to 8th Grade and will graduate in less than two weeks. We are so very proud of her many accomplishments and have shared numerous wonderful memories through the years. Every single St. B. teacher she has had, and learned from, has been caring, hardworking and has put great effort into seeing that she and all of her classmates obtain the very best from the education you have paid for to ensure they reach their full potential. Because of her elementary and middle school education at St. Barnabas, we feel confident that she has a firm well-rounded foundation that will carry her through any high school and onto the college of her choice.
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St. Barnabas is an excellent schools in every aspects. The teachers are very knowledgeable and loving. The head of school and staff are wonderful and caring. My daughter loves her school and she enjoys learning. My daughter got excepted in two charter schools, but we decided to send her to St. Barnabas because of the many good qualities this school has.
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I highly recommend St. Barnabas, as it sets your child up for success in life. It gives them life skills, organizational skills, great study skills, and different tools for success in life. It gives them a solid base for their future.
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St. Barnabas has been an amazing place to work. In the number of years that I''ve been here, I''ve loved the opportunity to work with students from varying backgrounds. I love the ability to work outside the box with my students. There aren't many schools where you have the freedom to build bridges in science class, act out Shakespeare with the Orlando Shakespeare Company and work with teachers who truly devote their lives to their students. I love that our school is family oriented enough for students to not become a number, as they do in many other schools, but to truly be a family. I would highly recommend same morning this is a place to work and as a community to raise and educate your children.
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SBES is an amazing school. We travel 45 min to attend SBES. The teachers and administrators are superior. They go out of there way everyday to make sure the students are well educated and cared for. We could not ask for a better school.
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We have been part of the St B community for 9 years, and couldn't be happier with the education, the staff, and the overall development of our children - socially, spiritually, and intellectually. It is a safe environment for our children to grow, learn, and have some fun too!
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SBES has been absolutely wonderful! We wish we would have started sooner!
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I am a Parent and have been at St. Barnabas for 3 years. I have only great things to say about this school. Staffs, teachers, and everybody else related to school are amazing and we feel truly blessed to have found this school.
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We truly appreciate the excellent environment and education St. Barnabas provides to our son. In addition, their values and expectations mirror those we have in our home. It feels good knowing that we have a network of fantastic teachers, administrators, and staff members who continue to help us to raise our child to be a successful, confident, and friendly young man.
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This is an excellent school with fantastic staff and teachers. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.
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Absolutely LOVE this school...the opportunities for my children are sooo much more than we expected. Staff are amazing and we feel truly blessed to have found this school.
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I am not a parent, but I am a grandparent of two wonderful grandsons who attend St. Barnabas. They have been so happy attending the school and as a retired classroom teacher myself, I can see that they are learning spiritually, academically, and physically everyday. They love learning and that is due to the teachers and administrators of St. Barnabas.
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Our family has been blessed with wonderful, encouraging teachers in this Christian school environment. The staff and administration is available to discuss any concerns in a respectable manner. I am so excited to see my 2nd grader grown and develop as a spiritual person in this positive environment .... I would not have it any other way!
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This was our first year, it was amazing! I''m so happy that we made the switch to St.B. Not only do I feel my daughter is excelling academicly, but as a person as well. I have noticed a change in her mannerisms and all around attitude since she has started at this school. I was nervous at first because the school is smaller than I was used to and everyone seemed so close. This was not a problem at all. Every parent, teacher and administrator have been so kind and loving. I feel at home at the school and so does my daughter. Her teacher this year (Mrs. Newbold) is absolutely amazing. She takes the time to understand each child and she appreciates their differences instead of trying to force them to be a certain way. Even telling my daughter and other children, that she "loves" them. I personally believe it is so important for kids to know they are loved all around and St. B does this for my daughter. Oh- forgot to mention all the sports that the kids have the opertunity to play!! St. Barnabas has kept us very active and busy this year!
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I have only great things to say about this school . My daughter has had the best experience here. Including bible with great academics is important in our home . This school offers both and so much more. The teachers are very caring . Special Kudos to Mrs Holland , what an excellent teacher and person , you will be missed by my daughter as she moves on to high school .
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St Barnabas has great academics. The teaching staff is compassionate and caring while maintaining high academic and conduct standards. My son will be returning for his 3rd year this Fall and I am so grateful to have had him attend St Barnabas for those delicate Middle School years!
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I am a Parent and have we have been at St. Barnabas for 7 years. Our child loves her Teachers and the Administration. St. B has a great education, sports and arts program. We wish they had a high school so we could stay 4 more years. Awesome Job St. Barnabas !!!
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Absolutely LOVE this school...the opportunities for my children are sooo much more than we expected. Staff are amazing and we feel truly blessed to have found this school.. I even noticed my daughters mannerism and have more patience and respect for each other's !
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SBES has been an answer to prayer for our family. My child is being taught above her years and feels challenged enough to feel a sense of confidence when she gets questions right and able to laugh at herself when she's wrong. The teachers leave an impact on their hearts.
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