As a small Roman Catholic school serving Long Beach and Signal Hill, St. Barnabas Parish School’s mission is simple: To provide a meaningful Catholic education and promote academic excellence for each student. We create a nurturing and respectful environment with the highest level of integrity in order to enrich our students’ spiritual and social development.
St. Barnabas was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1946 and opened with 290 pupils enrolled in grades one to eight. In 1977, a kindergarten was opened. When the Sisters of the Holy Cross withdrew in 1994, the first lay principal was appointed to continue the school’s mission. A day care center was opened in the fall of 1994 in the former convent. In 2013 we opened our first Transitional Kindergarten class with 24 students who are now part of the St. Barnabas family.
St. Barnabas is a proud part of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles School System.
The school has one class per grade, from TK through 8th.
The school is located at: 3980 Marron Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807, the office phone number is (562) 424-7476.
School office hours are Monday- Friday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
The main school entrance is on North Marron Avenue, which is gated during the school day between Marshall and Marron Place. Visitors can page the office for admission at the gate on the intersection of Marron Ave. and Marshall.
In addition to the main school building the school also makes use of the Parish Hall and the former convent building which has been renovated to house the Preschool program and is also the location for after-school care.