A fully-accredited independent K-8 school

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Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Barnhart School. I am thrilled you are here and considering Barnhart for your child. Barnhart School has been educating young people for over 60 years, providing rigorous academics and nurturing students to be strong in character, kind, and caring people who engage and get involved in the world. We are a student-centered community, and we recognize your child's success stems from the relationship between home and school. We partner with our parents to ensure our students grow and thrive.

Finding the "Right Fit" school for your child and family is an important step in your child's educational journey, and we are here to help you. Click here for an article by our head of school, Tonya Beilstein, on steps to finding the right independent, private school.

Families are drawn to Barnhart for several key reasons. Our smaller class sizes help foster wonderful interactions between students and teachers. Our inclusive, diverse community shares a common interest - helping our students become the difference-makers for our future. This happens in every aspect of our students' day - in the classroom, on the playground, walking the halls - every opportunity is taken as a teachable moment.

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As you explore our website, we invite you to complete a Request for Information and select a tour date that best fits your schedule! For families looking to apply for the Fall 2023 academic year, applications are now available.

I look forward to getting to know you and your family through the admissions process. As always, the admissions office is available for any questions you may have as you begin your search for a new school home. We look forward to sharing our campus and program with you.


Matt Cordish
Director of Admissions

"We Grow Difference-Makers" - Barnhart School Mission Statement 

Matt Cordish
Director of Admissions