Henry Barnard School
Henry Barnard School is a newly independent school with a 122-year history of educating young learners
Cultivate curiosity. Explore with us.
Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, we're starting a fresh chapter in our history. Spearheaded by a coalition of parents, community members and teachers, the new HBS preserves the strengths of our past as a laboratory school while seizing opportunities for renewal as an independent school committed to nurturing curious young learners.
It's a great time to rediscover HBS.
Located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the tree-lined campus of Rhode Island College, HBS is a PK-5 school community that values learning through play and guided exploration. Students at HBS benefit from a personalized, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to education. As an independent school, HBS will add to its robust curriculum with a larger focus on diversity, inclusion and community engagement.