School Details

St Barnabas School

9200 Olde 8 Road, Northfield, OH 44067
(330) 467-7921

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 723 students 21 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

St Barnabas School is a private middle school in Northfield. The principal of St Barnabas School is Kimberly A. Browning, whose e-mail is 723 children attend St Barnabas School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at St Barnabas School is 21:1. Nordonia Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% %
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school. Strong community and families who support one another. Teachers continue to strive in helping students reach their potential.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's a nice school. I feel like I'm always getting a great education!

  • (7 years ago)

    If you have discipline in the home then you will treasure the school community principal teachers and parents! In first grade I did have a parent issue. Instead of discussing it with other parents we had a meeting with the principal and teacher. The principal recommended that the teacher find a positive reason to give my son a sticker each day. His attitude and grades immediately improved. He is now in the accelerated program! In addition I am going through chemo for breast cancer. The principal surprised me and showed up at my home before the school year with packet pick up. She did not see me over the summer so she did not know how I was feeling and wanted to provide me with the information on the chance I did not feel well enough to attend. In this era what school principal will do that for a parent?!

  • (8 years ago)

    Saint Barnabas is a great Catholic school with many opportunities for children to excel. Honor's programs are available as well as help for those children who need it. Class sizes are large but (27-30) but because of the discipline instilled in the students as well as teacher's aides our children excel. Spanish is offered from first grade on as well as art computors gym and music. The teachers are the difference here with so many caring well educated professionals. Our children consistently are accepted into very competitive high schools where they continue to excel. I would say that more male teachers would be a great benefit for our students but pay which is lower than local public schools makes finding that difficult.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am so impressed with the parent involvement organization of staff extracurricular activities and classes offered.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school which does a wonderful job with each child at both an academic an personal level. The teachers are very decicated and have a true concern with each and every student.

  • (10 years ago)

    After well over a decade I am pulling my children out of this school. They do not dismiss teachers that have had many parent complaints due to demeaning mean-spirited unchristian attitude toward the children. Their discipline system is ridiculous and petty. It is my experience that the staff takes no responsibility for its failures and offers no constructive solutions. There are no male personnel. My boys suffer for this. After many years my children are coming away from the St. Barnabas experience with less confidence less self-worth a slightly above-average academic education and psychological issues we now need to deal with at home.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great school with dedicated teachers and a wonderful principal who is very visible approachable and well versed in her faith.

  • (11 years ago)

    We transferred from another private school last year and have been very happy and satisfied with St. Barnabas School this school year. The staff is very personable and helpful. Activities and field trips are very educational. The teachers really seem to geniunely care about the students and their level or learning.

  • (11 years ago)

    The most un-Catholic school I have encountered. Too big busy and unfriendly. Class scheduling is atrocious.

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