Saint Barnabas High School

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Saint Barnabas High School
Saint Barnabas High School Logo-Transparent.png
425 East 240th Street

McLean Avenue


Coordinates40°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
TypePrivate, all-female
MottoVeritas Cum Scientia
(Truth with Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
School code333955
PrincipalTheresa Napoli [1][2]
Student to teacher ratio15:1
Color(s)Green and gold         
SloganBe Charitable, Be Graceful, Be Spirited
Song"Saint Barnabas School March Song"
AthleticsBasketball, soccer, softball and volleyball
MascotBarney the Bear
Team nameBears
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
PublicationTo The Lighthouse (Literary Journal)
NewspaperSaint Barnabas Chronicle
Tuition$8,550 (2018–2019)
SBHS03 01 2011.jpg
Saint Barnabas High School chapel facing McLean Avenue (2011)

Saint Barnabas High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school located in the Woodlawn[4] 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,[5] 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.[6][7] As of September 1, 2015, Saint Barnabas High School become independent of the Saint Barnabas Parish.[8][9] The Saint Barnabas High School Chapel was renovated sometime during the tenure of Msgr. Timothy S. Collins, which was from 1986 to 1994.[10]

St. Barnabas High School front walkway


Saint Barnabas High School follows the New York State Department of Education Curriculum. Some senior electives include Psychology and Personal Finance.[11] The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[12] The student to teacher ratio is 15:1 with a majority of students going on to colleges or universities.[13] The class of 2015 amassed nearly $7 million in college scholarships with a 100% graduation rate.[14] As of 2016, the senior class earned over $10 million in scholarship and grants from a vast array of colleges and universities.[15] Additionally, Saint Barnabas offers Mercy College (New York) credits for various courses.[16]

Performing Arts[edit]

Film and Drama[edit]

Saint 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[17] have been produced by its members.[18]


Saint Barnabas has a noteworthy choir,[19] 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.[20][21][22]


Saint Barnabas High School participates in four sports:[23] basketball,[24][25][26] soccer, softball[27] and volleyball.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Saint Barnabas High School has a variety of after school clubs and activities which include: Albanian Club,[28] Cheerleading,[29] Chess, Choir,[30][31] Dance (Albanian[32] African, Caribbean, Hip-Hop, Indian, Irish and Spanish[33]), Film and Drama,[34][35][36] Italian,[37] La Casa Latina, Math, Art Club, Nubian Pride, Robotics Club,[38] Shakespeare Competition,[39] Student Ambassadors,[40] Student Council, Student Newspaper, Track[41][42] Yearbook and marching in the Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade.[43]

Saint Barnabas also has academic societies such as the National English Honors Society; Virginia Woolf Chapter,[44] Hispanic National Honor Society; NY Luis Ponce DeLeon Chapter[45] and a National Honor Society; Blanid Stewart Chapter.

Notable alumnae[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Aris, Hezi (April 24, 2017). "Theresa Napoli Named Principal at Saint Barnabas High School". Yonkers Tribune. New York. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  2. ^ "St. Barnabas Welcomes New Principal" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. June 23, 2017. p. 46. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  3. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-05-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Doolin, Hannah (October 15, 2015). "The 10 best New York City neighborhoods for families". Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  5. ^ Twomey, Bill (2011). Northwest Bronx. Arcadia Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-7385-7466-0.
  6. ^ SBHS. "St. Barnabas High School". St. Barnabas High School website. Retrieved 2007-08-01.
  7. ^ Haggerty, Chris. "Golden Jubilarians Honored" (PDF). Sisters of Charity of New York. p. 7. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  8. ^ DosSantos, Juliann (April 30, 2015). "St. Barnabas High School to Become Independent". Catholic New York. New York. p. 12. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Scurlock, Peter. "Renovata-Renovations Before/After". Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  11. ^ Colon, CN (February 27, 2015). "Financial planning at St. Barnabas High School" (PDF). Bronx Times Reporter. New York. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  12. ^ "School Directory". Middle States Association of Colleges. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Farewell to the class of 2016" (PDF). Bronx Times Reporter. New York. June 17, 2016. p. 56. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  16. ^ "High School Programs". Mercy College. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  17. ^ Aris, Hezi (April 21, 2018). "Saint Barnabas High School Presents "On The Town"". Yonkers Tribune. New York. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "Film & Drama". Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  19. ^ Chicoine, Christie L. (February 3, 2016). "Bronx Songsters Sing With Sistine Chapel Choir in Rome". Catholic New York. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  20. ^ "Bronx youth choir will sing for pope". News 12 The Bronx. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
  21. ^ Benjamin, Michael (January 13, 2016). "Saint Barnabas High School Students Return from Vatican–Mass with Pope Francis". The Bronx Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  22. ^ Garcia, Ernie (December 24, 2015). "St. Barnabas youth choir to perform at Vatican". The Journal News. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  23. ^ Shepard, Sue. "Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association". New York Archdiocese Girls Catholic High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  24. ^ Aris, Hezi (February 6, 2016). "Saint Barnabas High School Senior Maggie Murray Scores 1,000+ Career Points!". Yonkers Tribune. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  25. ^ "St. Barnabas Player Nets 1,000th Point". Catholic New York. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  26. ^ ""News 12 Overtime" - Barnabas Basketball Legacy". Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  27. ^ ""News 12-The Bronx" - Scholar Athlete: Jessica Celzo". Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  28. ^ Wirsing, Robert (December 8, 2017). "St. Barnabas H.S. Celebrates Albania". Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. p. 38. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  29. ^ "St. Barnabas Shows Spirit At McLean St Fair" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. October 6, 2017. p. 73. Retrieved 2017-10-22.
  30. ^ DosSantos, Juliann (May 25, 2016). "40th Inner-City Scholarship Fund Friends Gala Raises $1.3 Million". Catholic New York. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  31. ^ 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.
  32. ^ "St. Barnabas H.S. Celebrates Albania" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. Bronx, New York. December 8, 2017. p. 38. Retrieved 2018-09-05.
  33. ^ Colon, C.N. (March 13, 2015). "St. Barnabas Spanish dancer entertain" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. Bronx, New York. p. 46. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  34. ^ "St. Barnabas presents Charlie Brown" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. April 18, 2014. p. 53. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  35. ^ "Little Shop Of Horrors At St. Barnabas" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. April 29, 2016. p. 45. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  36. ^ "St. Barnabas HS To Perform Drowsy Chaperone" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. April 21, 2017. p. 49. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  37. ^ 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.
  38. ^ Wilson, Colleen (November 12, 2018). "STEAM, robotics get off the ground at high school". Lohud. New York. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  39. ^ Colon, C.N. (March 6, 2015). "St. Barnabas heads to Shakespeare competition" (PDF). Bronx-Times Reporter. New York. p. 49. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  40. ^ Aris, Hezi (August 8, 2015). "Saint Barnabas High School Has the Welcome Mat Out for New Students". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  41. ^ "Saint Barnabas High School Debuts New Track Team". New York One. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  42. ^ Cooper, Melissa Rose. "New girls running team at St. Barnabas H.S. races through Van Cortlandt Park". News 12 The Bronx. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  43. ^ "2016 Line of March Yonkers St. Patrick Day's Parade". Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
  44. ^ "NEHSXpress". National English Honor Society. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  45. ^ "St. Barnabas High School". The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  46. ^ "Biography". Eileen Ivers. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  47. ^ Sauro, Tony (September 19, 2013). "Former math star takes the fiddling world by storm". Recordnet. Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  48. ^ "POP AND JAZZ GUIDE". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  49. ^ 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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