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Middle School

The Barnhart Middle School experience is rich in diversity, academic strength, teamwork, developing complex thinking skills, making connections, seeking patterns, encouraging self-reflection, and building students of strong character.  Barnhart's Middle School program includes a rigorous academic, high school preparatory curriculum in English, World and American History, Life and Earth Science, Algebra, Spanish and daily P.E.  

Students leave Barnhart with a full year of high school Algebra and Spanish I. Due to our rigorous Middle School program, Barnhart students are frequently placed in advanced levels of these subjects as well as honors levels in English and History.

Other important aspects of our Middle School program include our Student Council, our Buddy Program and experiential field trips. Each year we pair a 7th grade student with a kindergarten student as part of a leadership, mentoring and socialization program. During the first week in October each of our Middle School grades attends a week-long trip.




6th Grade - Astrocamp

Our 6th graders go to AstroCamp in Idyllwild, getting ready to explore space, train like NASA astronauts, take a look into the cosmos through our state-of-the-art telescopes, rock climb on Mars, fly through the air on the 2,000-foot zip line, and to do tons more!

7th Grade - Yosemite National Park

The 7th grade students travel up to Yosemite National Park with the science teacher supplementing their year of Earth Science. This is an opportunity to learn hands-on science in one of the world’s most stunning geologic wonders.

8th Grade - Washington D.C.

Barnhart 8th graders pack their things, board the plane, and travel all the way to Washington DC for a week-long adventure with their history teacher. They get to dive into the foundations of our nation, visit the Capitol, many monuments, Monticello, and so many more places instrumental to the history of the country.