Teacher with students in the classroom


Founded in 1959, Barnhart is a non-profit Kindergarten through 8th grade independent co-ed school.

  • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • National Association of Independent School (NAIS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • CalSAC (California School Age Consortium)
  • PAIS (Pasadena Area Independent School Consortium)
  • Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
  • Educational Records Bureau
Teacher/Student Ratio: 

Classroom 1:15 


Dress uniform Monday-Thursday and Free Dress on Fridays.

Ethnic Diversity of student body: 


High School Matriculation:  

Our students are accepted to the following high schools and more:

  • Alverno High School
  • Flintridge Preparatory
  • Flintridge Sacred Heart
  • Harvard-Westlake School
  • La Salle High School
  • Loyola High School
  • Maranatha High School
  • Marlborough School
  • Mayfield Senior
  • Polytechnic School
  • St. Lucy's
  • Stanford Online High School
  • Saint Francis
  • Westridge School for Girls
Gifted and Talented Programs:  Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and/or Duke Tip

To qualify for CTY and/or Duke Tip, students must score in the 95th percentile or higher on nationally normed tests in one of the following subtests:  verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning or mathematics.