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′6″N 73°51′52″W / 40.90167°N 73.86444°W / 40.90167; -73.86444Coordinates: 40°54′6″N 73°51′52″W / 40.90167°N 73.86444°W / 40.90167; -73.86444
Type Private, all-female
Motto Veritas Cum Scientia
(Truth with Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1924
Status Open
School code 333955
Dean Ed Sullivan
Rector Edward Barry
Principal Joan Faraone
Asst. Principal Fran Dziuma
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
Team name Bears
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper Saint Barnabas Chronicle
Tuition $7,300 (2013–2014)
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 section of The Bronx, New York. It is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.


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.[2] As of September 1, 2015, St. Barnabas High School will become independent of the St. Barnabas Parish. [3]


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 [4] The student to teacher ratio is 15:1 with a majority of students going on to colleges or universities.[5]



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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ SBHS. "St. Barnabas High School". St. Barnabas High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  3. ^ DosSantos, Juliann (April 30, 2015). "St. Barnabas High School to Become Independent". Catholic New York (New York). p. 12. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  4. ^ "School Directory". Middle States Association of Colleges. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  5. ^ 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. 

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