Diversity and Culture

Diversity at Barnhart is not something we do, it's who we are. 

We recognize and celebrate the differences in our individual experiences and stories while encouraging our students to learn more about each other's histories and contexts. Students participate in lessons and projects that teach them about the diversity of our local and worldwide communities throughout the year. 


Part of our commitment to continuing to be an incredibly diverse community is honoring and celebrating holidays and traditions from around the world. The Diversity Committee (part of the Barnhart Parents Group) hosts a variety of events each year to help teach our students more about other celebrations. We celebrate Diwali,  Dia de los Muertos, and Chinese New Year just to name a few. 




Diversity Celebrations

Students working on our yearly Rangoli, created by our K-8 students as we celebrate Diwali.

These elementary girls are enjoying lunch provided by our Diversity Committee while celebrating Chinese New Year.

Our parents and students wearing traditional outfits as they taught students about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Our Diversity Committee was able to sponsor an African Drum Circle assembly, where our students were able to get hands-on!

Each year we set up a Dia de los Muertos altar and community members write notes and bring photos of loved ones