St. Barnabas High School

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St. Barnabas High School
St Barnabas High School Logo.jpg
425 East 240th Street
McLean Avenue
New York City (Woodlawn, Bronx), New York 10470
United States
Coordinates 40°54′06″N 73°51′52″W / 40.90170°N 73.86434°W / 40.90170; -73.86434Coordinates: 40°54′06″N 73°51′52″W / 40.90170°N 73.86434°W / 40.90170; -73.86434
Type Private, all-female
Motto Veritas Cum Scientia
(Truth with Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1924
Status Open
School code 333955
Dean Ken Donato
Rector Brendan A. Fitzgerald
Principal Fran Dziuma [1]
Grades 912
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Color(s) Green and gold         
Slogan Be Charitable, Be Graceful, Be Spirited
Song "St. Barnabas School March Song"
Athletics basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball
Mascot Barney the Bear
Team name Bears
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Publication To The Lighthouse (Literary Journal)
Newspaper Saint Barnabas Chronicle
Yearbook Immaculata
Tuition $7,900 (2016–2017)
Athletic Director Amanda Babcock
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St. Barnabas High School chapel facing McLean Avenue (2011)

St. Barnabas High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school located in the Woodlawn[3] section of The Bronx, New York. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.


Founded in September 1924 and being at its current location since 1959,[4] the school is located in the Woodlawn section of the borough of the Bronx. It also borders the southeastern section of the City of Yonkers in neighboring Westchester County. Since its inception, the school was founded and has been operated by the Sisters of Charity.[5][6] As of September 1, 2015, St. Barnabas High School become independent of the St. Barnabas Parish.[7][8] The St. Barnabas High School Chapel was renovated sometime during the tenure of Msgr. Timothy S. Collins, which was from 1986 to 1994.[9]

St. Barnabas High School front walkway


St. Barnabas High School follows the New York State Department of Education Curriculum. Some senior electives include Psychology and Personal Finance.[10] The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[11] The student to teacher ratio is 15:1 with a majority of students going on to colleges or universities.[12] The class of 2015 amassed nearly $7 million in college scholarships with a 100% graduation rate.[13] As of 2016, the senior class earned over $10 million in scholarship and grants from a vast array of colleges and universities.[14] Additionally, St. Barnabas offers Mercy College (New York) credits for various courses.[15]

Performing Arts[edit]

Film and Drama[edit]

St. Barnabas High School's Film Club was created in 2008. It had merged with the existing Drama Club the following year. Together, the Film and Drama Club have produced features and short films. Additionally, plays and musicals have been produced by its members.[16]


St. Barnabas has a noteworthy choir,[17] which consists of students from all over the St. Barnabas parish. In 2016, they were the only school in the archdiocese to be invited to sing for Pope Francis during the traditional date of the Epiphany (holiday), January 6.[18][19][20]


St. Barnabas High School participates in four sports:[21] basketball,[22][23][24] scoccer, softball and volleyball.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

St. Barnabas High School has a variety of after school clubs and activities which include: Chess, Choir,[25][26] Dance (African, Caribbean, Hip-Hop, Indian, Irish and Spanish[27]), Film and Drama,[28][29] Italian,[30] La Casa Latina, Math, Art Club, Nubian Pride, Shakespeare Competition,[31] Student Ambassadors,[32] Student Council, Student Newspaper, Yearbook and marching in the Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade.[33]

St. Barnabas also has academic societies such as the National English Honors Society; Virginia Woolf Chapter,[34] Hispanic National Honor Society; NY Luis Ponce DeLeon Chapter[35] and a National Honor Society; Blanid Stewart Chapter.

Notable alumnae[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Leaders Named at St. Barnabas High School". Catholic New York. New York. August 31, 2016. p. 13. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ Doolin, Hannah (October 15, 2015). "The 10 best New York City neighborhoods for families". Retrieved 2016-02-14. 
  4. ^ Twomey, Bill (2011). Northwest Bronx. Arcadia Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-7385-7466-0. 
  5. ^ SBHS. "St. Barnabas High School". St. Barnabas High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  6. ^ Haggerty, Chris. "Golden Jubilarians Honored" (PDF). Sisters of Charity of New York. p. 7. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  7. ^ DosSantos, Juliann (April 30, 2015). "St. Barnabas High School to Become Independent". Catholic New York. New York. p. 12. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  8. ^ Davies, Fran (April 14, 2015). "Saint Barnabas High School for Girls in the Bronx Announces Plans to Become Independent as of September 1, 2015". Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  9. ^ Scurlock, Peter. "Renovata-Renovations Before/After". Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  10. ^ Colon, CN (February 27, 2015). "Financial planning at St. Barnabas High School" (PDF). Bronx Times Reporter. New York. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  11. ^ "School Directory". Middle States Association of Colleges. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  12. ^ Cunningham, Jennifer H. (February 3, 2013). "St. Raymond School and St. Barnabas High School buck declining enrollment trend with "personal touch"". New York Daily News. New York. Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  13. ^ Haffey, John (December 9, 2015). "Girls Fuel Big School Dreams, Small School Community At St. Barnabas High". Mount Vernon Daily Voice. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  14. ^ "Farewell to the class of 2016" (PDF). Bronx Times Reporter. New York. June 17, 2016. p. 56. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  15. ^ "High School Programs". Mercy College. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  16. ^ "Film & Drama". Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  17. ^ Chicoine, Christie L. (February 3, 2016). "Bronx Songsters Sing With Sistine Chapel Choir in Rome". Catholic New York. Retrieved 2016-03-03. 
  18. ^ "Bronx youth choir will sing for pope". News 12 The Bronx. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
  19. ^ Benjamin, Michael (January 13, 2016). "Saint Barnabas High School Students Return from Vatican–Mass with Pope Francis". The Bronx Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  20. ^ Garcia, Ernie (December 24, 2015). "St. Barnabas youth choir to perform at Vatican". The Journal News. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  21. ^ Shepard, Sue. "Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association". New York Archdiocese Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  22. ^ Aris, Hezi (February 6, 2016). "Saint Barnabas High School Senior Maggie Murray Scores 1,000+ Career Points!". Yonkers Tribune. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  23. ^ "St. Barnabas Player Nets 1,000th Point". Catholic New York. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  24. ^ ""News 12 Overtime" - Barnabas Basketball Legacy". Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  25. ^ DosSantos, Juliann (May 25, 2016). "40th Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends Gala Raises $1.3 Million". Catholic New York. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  26. ^ Columbia, David Patrick (May 17, 2016). "450 guests raised over $1.3 million at the 40th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends Gala". New York Social Diary. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  27. ^ Colon, C.N. (March 13, 2015). "St. Barnabas Spanish dancer entertain" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. Bronx, New York. p. 46. Retrieved 2017-01-28. 
  28. ^ "St. Barnabas presents Charlie Brown" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. April 18, 2014. p. 53. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  29. ^ "Little Shop Of Horrors At St. Barnabas" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. April 29, 2016. p. 45. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  30. ^ Walch, Joanna (March 25, 2016). "International Women's Day at St. Barnabas High School" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. p. 8. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  31. ^ Colon, C.N. (March 6, 2015). "St. Barnabas heads to Shakespeare competition" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. p. 49. Retrieved 2016-07-02. 
  32. ^ Aris, Hezi (August 8, 2015). "Saint Barnabas High School Has the Welcome Mat Out for New Students". Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  33. ^ "2016 Line of March Yonkers St. Patrick Day's Parade". Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  34. ^ "NEHSXpress". National English Honor Society. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  35. ^ "St. Barnabas High School". The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  36. ^ "Biography". Eileen Ivers. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  37. ^ Sauro, Tony (September 19, 2013). "Former math star takes the fiddling world by storm". Recordnet. Retrieved 2016-01-17. 
  38. ^ "POP AND JAZZ GUIDE". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  39. ^ Martin, Julia (June 15, 2000). "Growing Together Spirit is alive at St. Barnabas High School as it celebrates 75th anniversary in the Bronx". Catholic New York. New York. Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  40. ^ "St. Barnabas High School annual alumnae reunion" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. October 31, 2014. p. 38. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  41. ^ "St. Barnabas High School Connections" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  42. ^ "The Salvation Army Greater New York". The Salvation Army. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  43. ^ Pierre-Pierre, Garry (January 21, 1996). "Many in Haiti Are Troubled By Marriage Of Aristide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 

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