Barnhart School

★★★★★
  • 240 W Colorado Blvd

    Arcadia, CA 91007

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  • 626-574-3313

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Barnhart is a great school with a wonderful and caring community. I love how integrated the learning is, and that critical thinking and creativity are incorporated very day. Writer's Workshop is amazing - as a first grader my son has

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Barnhart is a great school with a wonderful and caring community. I love how integrated the learning is, and that critical thinking and creativity are incorporated very day. Writer's Workshop is amazing - as a first grader my son has

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We enrolled our son at Barnhart years ago as a Kindergardener, then our daughter 2 years later. We loved the school; the families, the students, the teachers and the staff. We were thrilled to be part of the community; that was until after the 2011-2012 school year. The wonderful Head of School, Joe Harper, was fired, along with many other incredible administrative staff like Carol Reiter, the librarian Mrs. Yao and many others who made Barnhart what it was. In their place, enter Ethan Williamson, a man brought in to "transform" the school... and "transform" he did... Williamson co-authored a 5-year "strategic plan" intended to market Barnhart and enforced a strict "communications policy" which prohibits virtually any speech he doesn't approve of. Violation of this carries the punishment of "separation from the community." I guess the Barnhart Board thinks this will help improve enrollment?! No thanks. We spoke up against Williamson's attempts to enforce a draconian policy for caring for our diabetic daughter who had been a member of the Barnhart community for years. The result? Immediate expulsion! No, I am not kidding. Williamson didn't like our "tone, tenor or word choice" and threw our innocent kids out of the school. Needless to say, we do not recommend Barnhart School.

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We enrolled our son at Barnhart years ago as a Kindergardener, then our daughter 2 years later. We loved the school; the families, the students, the teachers and the staff. We were thrilled to be part of the community; that was until after the 2011-2012 school year. The wonderful Head of School, Joe Harper, was fired, along with many other incredible administrative staff like Carol Reiter, the librarian Mrs. Yao and many others who made Barnhart what it was. In their place, enter Ethan Williamson, a man brought in to "transform" the school... and "transform" he did... Williamson co-authored a 5-year "strategic plan" intended to market Barnhart and enforced a strict "communications policy" which prohibits virtually any speech he doesn't approve of. Violation of this carries the punishment of "separation from the community." I guess the Barnhart Board thinks this will help improve enrollment?! No thanks. We spoke up against Williamson's attempts to enforce a draconian policy for caring for our diabetic daughter who had been a member of the Barnhart community for years. The result? Immediate expulsion! No, I am not kidding. Williamson didn't like our "tone, tenor or word choice" and threw our innocent kids out of the school. Needless to say, we do not recommend Barnhart School.

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We enrolled our son at Barnhart years ago as a Kindergardener, then our daughter 2 years later. We loved the school; the families, the students, the teachers and the staff. We were thrilled to be part of the community; that was until after

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We enrolled our son at Barnhart years ago as a Kindergardener, then our daughter 2 years later. We loved the school; the families, the students, the teachers and the staff. We were thrilled to be part of the community; that was until after

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My son started at Barthart 8 years ago and we could not be happier with his experience. The reason we first came to Barnhart School was the middle school. Our child was only in preschool, but we saw the type of students that the school was

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My son started at Barthart 8 years ago and we could not be happier with his experience. The reason we first came to Barnhart School was the middle school. Our child was only in preschool, but we saw the type of students that the school was

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Barnhart is a wonderful school which offers great academics and a rich athletic and arts program. As a parent of 2 kids at Barnhart I have seen the changes the school has gone through over the past few years and they are mostly positive.

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Barnhart is a wonderful school which offers great academics and a rich athletic and arts program. As a parent of 2 kids at Barnhart I have seen the changes the school has gone through over the past few years and they are mostly positive.

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WELL AS A PARENT I WANT MY CHILD TO HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL LIFE AND A SCHOOL THAT WILL CHALLENGE HIM, BUT AS I DID SOME RESEARCH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL WERE JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER. THIS SCHOOL IS JUST PRIVATE BUT BESIDES THAT ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO AS GOOD AS OTHER SCHOOLS IN AUSD

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WELL AS A PARENT I WANT MY CHILD TO HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL LIFE AND A SCHOOL THAT WILL CHALLENGE HIM, BUT AS I DID SOME RESEARCH THE PUBLIC SCHOOL WERE JUST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER. THIS SCHOOL IS JUST PRIVATE BUT BESIDES THAT ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO AS GOOD AS OTHER SCHOOLS IN AUSD

Pros: NICE AND PRIVATE

Cons: TOO HIGH PRICE

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Barnhart was highly recommended by friends and colleagues, so my husband and I went for a tour. We immediately felt welcome and the school itself is impressive.
We decided to send our daughter there. We could not be more pleased. Barnhart offers a curriculum that is not only challenging academically, but offers enrichment through music, P. E., dancing, drama, a science fair, computers, painting, sculpting, foreign language, daily chapel and great teachers! And a big plus, there is plenty of time for the kids to play and have fun.

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Barnhart was highly recommended by friends and colleagues, so my husband and I went for a tour. We immediately felt welcome and the school itself is impressive.
We decided to send our daughter there. We could not be more pleased. Barnhart offers a curriculum that is not only challenging academically, but offers enrichment through music, P. E., dancing, drama, a science fair, computers, painting, sculpting, foreign language, daily chapel and great teachers! And a big plus, there is plenty of time for the kids to play and have fun.

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