The ultimate goal of St. Barnabas School is to prepare each student for success throughout his/her educational career. We use state-approved curriculum from the Diocese of Cleveland, and all faculty are properly certified by the State of Ohio. In addition, teachers of Religion are trained and certified by the Diocese. The instructional time allocation and the curriculum for each subject area meet the standards of the Ohio Department of Education. The following subject areas are included in our in core curriculum:
- Reading (Literature-based)
- Phonics (Kindergarten - 3rd grade)
- Spelling/ Vocabulary
- Social Studies
- Catholic Doctrine
In addition to the core subjects of language arts, math, social studies, science and religion, our students participate weekly in physical education, art, music, library and computer classes.
Homework is an integral component of each student's education. It provides an opportunity for students to explore and master skills more thoroughly than class time will allow. All children can expect from 20 minutes (primary) to 60 minutes (intermediate, junior high) of homework each night.
Religious Education Program
We provide a program whereby the Catholic faith is not only taught but also experienced in our daily lives. The Catholic traditions, customs, and philosophies are integrated throughout all areas of the curriculum. Participation in religious instruction is required of all students. Our program includes:
- Daily religion class
- Prayer times
- Liturgical and paraliturgical opportunities
- Advent and Lenten observances
- Service to the church, school, and community
- Diocesan curriculum on Christian formation in sexuality