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.
St. Barnabas helps foster a healthy sense of respect- respect for God, for family, for authority, and for the dignity of every person.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 451 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,872
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

St. Barnabas Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1971
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2003

Student Body

Total Students
451 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
St. Barnabas Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khaki pants and polo shirts with school logo)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $5438 for Pre-K, and for students Kindergarten - 8th grade $9872. We accept Step Up for Students Scholarships, Hope, Family Empowerment, McKay, AAA, and participate in the free Voluntary Pre-K program (VPK).
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,800
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
David Dugo
Admissions Associate
Casey Walters

Sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, 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.
Profile last updated: 08/23/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (45 reviews)
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St. Barnabas Episcopal School is an excellent school! St. Barnabas offers a superior curriculum, professional and caring teachers, and a respectful faith-based environment. Students are empowered to take ownership of their education and feel a sense of accountability under the guidance of an excellent faculty and staff. St. Barnabas Episcopal School encourages high-level student engagement and analytical thinking in a well-connected, diverse, supportive family community that enables our children to have a clear voice and strong moral convictions. As parents, we feel so blessed to have this school in our community.
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This is our 2nd year with St. Barnabas and I can not express enough just how comfortable and welcomed we feel. The education both my children receive is amazing! Everything is so well coordinated, every little detail is addressed. Both children have became more confident with themselves since being a part of St Barnabas! The staff is truly beyond amazing it's not just a school it's THE school to be part of! We belong not just to any educational institute but to a community who makes you feel like family
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I highly recommend this school. It has been my experience to see St Barnabas Episcopal School encouraging academic and moral excellence, while promoting a faith filled life in Christ. The administration is wonderful. The staff is wonderful. The students are wonderful and the parents are invested.
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This is our children's first year at st. B and so far we love it. Our kids love their teachers and the curriculum keeps them engaged and learning every day! Staff are very welcoming and helpful to us as we learn about private school life!
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We are new to SBES, and so far this year my son has come home everyday excited about something new to share with me. I am pleased with the variety of Special Area subjects available to the students and with the curriculum. The field trips and hands-on experiences and events at school help give students a well-rounded experience. I appreciate how involved the staff is with the parents and with being responsive and informative to my questions as a new parent at the school. The school is a beautiful and nurturing environment.
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I feel so blessed to have my three children attending St. Barnabas. I know my boys are receiving rigorous academics as well as Christian values. The faculty and staff are so caring. It is truly feels like a family!
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My daughter has been going to this school for at least 4 months now and has adjusted well thanks to all the nice teachers, staff, and students. Her getting to got to St. Barnabas is an honor and I am very thankful we are a part of this community.
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This is my daughters first year attending SBES. She is in 1st grade. So far the experience has been far better than I had imagined! After her kindergarten year, I was determined to get her in a caring and stable school environment where she could thrive. Every day I am thankful for her to have the opportunity to attend this school & she LOVES it! We're happy to be a part of the SBES community!
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Absolutely an amazing school! I have nothing but great things to say about St. Barnabas. Staff are amazing and we feel truly blessed to have the opportunity for my daughter to experience nothing but the best!
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Our son started SBES this year after attending the public school system which was ok but really lacked communication between us and the school among other things. Since attending SBES we've received much more than great communication! Our son has thrived in the smaller, less overwhelming atmosphere. The teachers and staff work well together to bring the best school experience to the kids and promote a much more cohesive student body.
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Great school. Amazing teachers and staff. My son started kindergarten this year and is loving it. We are happy!
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I am confident that my son is receiving a quality education from quality teachers! The staff and administrators are very thorough and compassionate. He is learning a value system that will take him through life!
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I am confident my son is getting a quality education from quality teachers. The staff and administration are very supportive and compassionate. The values he's learning he will take through life.
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We are so pleased with St. Barnabas. Our son is thriving at the school and has continued to have a phenomenal educational experience. Looking forward to many more years at St. Barnabas.
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St barnabas has provided a safe learning environment for my children. The small class are great and allows for important one on one time interaction with their teachers.
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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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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 451 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,872
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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