One of the greatest ways to encourage students to really pursue their own academic journey is to surround them with other like-minded students. At St. Barnabas, honors societies are an important part of our academic program as they provide a place for advanced students to stay motivated and excited about their education. In addition to the National Junior Honor Society and National Junior Art Honor Society, we also offer programs like Student Government Association, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, and Mind Lab, which serve as external motivators to students of all academic levels.
Some students need extra challenge within their classroom studies. For those children, we provide a program called Enrichment. This program is designed for students who have already shown evidence of high performance in their academics. Enrichment students get to experience field studies, math challenges, and even dissections. This type of academic program builds confidence in advanced students and allows them to be continually challenged in subjects in which they already excel.
Our students work hard during the academic year, and many families choose to continue their academic growth during the summer through attendance at summer camps. Of course, summer camps are fun and engaging, but they’re also an excellent supplement to a child’s yearlong educational program. At St. Barnabas, we offer several popular camps which vary from athletic programs like volleyball or cheerleading to creative camps like art and piano and even academic camps like coding and astronaut camp. Students who participate in these opportunities stay focused and motivated during the summer, and hopefully begin their next school year with a leg up.
The selection of a school for your family has a lot of elements to consider. You want to know that your child’s teachers are highly qualified, that alumni from the school enjoyed their experience, and that your children will be adequately prepared for the next step in their academic journey. But, you should also consider all of the other special resources that a specific school will offer for your students. If you’re interested in learning more about St. Barnabas School and our educational offerings, contact us today.