St. Barnabas High School
|St. Barnabas High School|
|425 East 240th Street
New York City (Woodlawn, Bronx), New York, 10470
|Motto||Veritas Cum Scientia
(Truth with Knowledge)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Asst. Principal||Fran Dziuma|
|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|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Newspaper||Saint Barnabas Chronicle|
|Athletic Director||Amanda Babcock|
St. Barnabas High School chapel facing McLean Avenue (2011)
Founded in 1924 and being at its current location since 1959, 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. As of September 1, 2015, St. Barnabas High School will become independent of the St. Barnabas Parish. 
St. Barnabas High School follows the New York State Department of Education Curriculum. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools  The student to teacher ratio is 15:1 with a majority of students going on to colleges or universities.
The school has an innovative film department which uses cutting-edge video editing software and equipment to produce their own short films and features. While some students like to act in front of the camera, others like to work behind the camera. The program provides an opportunity for students who have an interest in any aspect of film production.
Every year, the school's music department puts on an exciting music awards show, which is held in the same style of the Grammy Awards. Students write and record their own songs (since 2004, over 125 songs have been recorded and placed online). The songs are placed into categories like Best Rock Song, Producer of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Group Song) and the student body votes to determine the winners. The show attracts many people from the community as well as the local press.
- Joanie Madden, flute and whistle player of traditional Irish music, leader of all-female group Cherish the Ladies
- Mildred Trouillot, former First Lady of Haiti
Notes and references
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27.
- SBHS. "St. Barnabas High School". St. Barnabas High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
- DosSantos, Juliann (April 30, 2015). "St. Barnabas High School to Become Independent". Catholic New York (New York). p. 12. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
- "School Directory". Middle States Association of Colleges. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- 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.