Founded in 1959, Barnhart is a CAIS accredited K-8 school founded by The Santa Anita Church. While not a religious educational school per se, students recognize and enhance their spirituality through daily chapel, and in the focus given to values, morals, and ethics. Many of the world’s major religions are represented in the student body. Originally dubbed The Santa Anita Church Day School, the school delivers an unparalleled education in an atmosphere of respect and love that encourages independence and self-responsibility. Each child is challenged to his or her maximum potential, with a heavy emphasis on self-discipline and self-direction within a guided framework. Every experience offers lessons not just in the rigorous curriculum of reading, writing, mathematics, science, music, drama, and art, but of the natural world, the inner world of the self, and the world of one’s relationships with others.
The Barnhart School helps each child to develop a healthy, wholesome, and positive self-concept based on real achievement, as well as relationships with peers and with adults that prepare the child for the various social roles that will be encountered throughout life.
The Barnhart School
240 West Colorado Blvd.
Arcadia, CA 91007