Elementary

St. Barnabas Episcopal School students experience tremendous levels of personal and academic growth during their elementary school years. Not only do they learn to master key educational concepts, but they also engage in service and leadership programs.

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

  • Curriculum Overview

    In the first grade, we focus on teaching our students the skills they will need to develop their critical thinking skills. Classroom teachers work closely with special area teachers to employ a model called Thematic Instruction, which integrates multiple disciplines around a specific subject.

    GROWING IN SPIRIT

    ​In a weekly Bible study class, St. Barnabas first graders learn to recognize and celebrate God’s gifts to us. With an emphasis on understanding and applying biblical truths, our curriculum emphasizes the gifts of our families, friends, possessions, and other gifts from God.

    CHARACTER DRIVEN EDUCATION

    ​We use the Bible verses listing the Fruits of the Spirit as a tool to help students set clear goals for living now and the future. Each month we emphasize one of the virtues, explore its meaning, and practice its application daily.
  • Curriculum Overview

    ​Our second grade teachers use an interdisciplinary method of teaching that focuses on the development of higher order and critical thinking skills. Each themed unit is five weeks long and classroom learning is supported by special area class work and field trips.

    Learning about God's promises

    The curriculum for our second graders uses activities and stories from the Bible to bring to life the stories of Moses in the Old Testament. Our studies demonstrate God’s promises through the victories and trials in Moses’ life.

    IMPLEMENTING BIBLICAL VIRTUES

    Each month our third grade students learn a new Fruit of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self control become a set of personal values that our students practice throughout their time at St. Barnabas School.​
  • Curriculum Overview

    Using brain-based strategies we guide our third grade students through five-week themed units. Each unit pairs with field trips and special area classes that help to integrate their classroom learning with their everyday lives.

    ​COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO EDUCATION

    Our classroom teachers work closely with our special area teachers to ensure that academic content is addressed throughout all other disciplines. This helps students absorb and apply content more effectively.

    ​NURTURING CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

    We make sure that even the physical environments that our students encounter work to help them excel academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Curriculum Overview

    The fourth grade faculty continue to maintain our global goal of developing students’ critical thinking skills through brain based strategies. In order to satisfy the learning needs of the students, teachers may choose to adjust the time spent on each lesson to ensure students have grasped it before moving on.

    ​UNDERSTANDING THEIR FIVE SENSES

    Fourth grade students learn the intricacies of each of their five senses, how they work, how to label them, and even how to protect them.

    ​SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ENHANCE CLASSROOM LEARNING

    From science labs to field trips, our fourth graders have the opportunity to experience hands on learning inside and outside of the classroom. Some favorites include an eye dissection, science expo, and trips to St. Augustine and Stetson’s Gillespie Museum of Minerals.
  • Curriculum Overview

    In their last year in St. Barnabas School’s elementary school, fifth graders continue the five week, themed lessons in language arts, math, science, and social studies. This type of instruction allows them to see just how their classroom work relates to daily life.

    ​PORTRAYING THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

    The Fruits of the Spirit are not merely taught as a Bible verse to our fifth graders. Instead, students are given opportunities each day to write and read about them and put them into practice inside and outside the classroom.

    ​STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING

    Starting with the book of Genesis, our fifth grade students study the entire Old Testament of the Bible. Through this curriculum they gain a better understanding of how each story fits together to form a narrative.

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Life

ATHLETICS

​Our students’ engagement in sports helps them to learn about commitment, sportsmanship, and deal with adversity.

FINE ARTS

​Creativity is a critical element in learning, which is why we weave the arts through all of our academic programming.

CHAPEL

​Each week we host a school community chapel service including a time of worship and a life-giving lesson that fosters students in their spiritual growth.

ENRICHMENT

Our enrichment program offers students the opportunity to dive deeper into some of the subjects from their curriculum.

CLUBS

​In clubs students develop leadership skills, team building, and sportsmanship outside of a traditional classroom environment.

SUMMER CAMPS

From performing arts and music to athletics and even coding, we have a camp for every kind of student.
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THE ADVENTURER INSIDE ALL OF US

The unique adventures that each student can experience while reading is an experience of a lifetime. Teaching kids to love language arts from an early age is essential to their development at all levels. From the very beginning, our teachers help students know that they are here to succeed.
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