Published : Friday, February 12, 2016 | 4:13 PM
Barnhart School participated for the first time as a team in Bosco Tech’s Annual Mathematics Competition this weekend. Open to students in the San Gabriel Valley, there were over 300 participants from local area middle schools. Barnhart had a Sixth Grade team in Level One (Fifth and Sixth Grade) and a Seventh Grade Team in Level Two (Seventh and Eighth Graders), with the school’s Sixth Grade Team winning third place in Level One.
“We are pleased to start a new tradition at Barnhart,” stated Ethan Williamson, Head of School, who also pointed to math teachers (and Middle School Coordinator) Mrs. Rose Ryland, Mrs. Anne Hastings and parent engagement as support factors for the new Bosco Tech math teams. “The kids are really proud and there is talk of a new math club on campus,” he added. “Since this was the first time that our students entered Bosco’s competition, we were honored to place among long-standing San Gabriel Valley school entrants,” Williamson noted. “As new entrants to this year’s 44th annual math competition, all of the participating Barnhart students shined in their abilities and the enthusiasm they brought to the Bosco Tech competition, which made it a truly exciting event,” said Kevin Mullican, parent volunteer and event coach.
Located in Arcadia, California, Barnhart offers a private K-8 education. Distinguishing programs of Barnhart include Spanish at all grade levels, daily physical education, the Virtues Project™ character development program, the aforementioned creative writing for kids program with the Lucy Calkins’ Writer’s Workshop, a choral group, and an on-site harvest garden. The school has an early literacy emphasis, a 1:1 technology ratio and an average 12:1 student-teacher ratio. Barnhart is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Established in 1959 by Dr. Ethel Barnhart, Barnhart is affiliated with the non-denominational Santa Anita Church. Visit barnhartschool.org for further information or to inquire about a tour. Bosco Tech’s complete winner list can be found at: www.boscotech.edu/media/2016-math-competition-winners/