Barnard Elementary students perform at Balboa Park Moon Festival

Posted: Thursday, September 27th 2018

More than 40 students from Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School took to the stage at the 2018 Moon Festival in Balboa Park on September 22 to showcase their Chinese cultural arts talents and language skills. It is the third consecutive year that Barnard’s students have performed in this annual event.

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Ancient Chinese arts enhance Barnard language studies

Posted: Friday, January 19th 2018

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School students don’t just learn the Mandarin language… they eat, breathe, sleep, and dance it, too. Barnard students are instructed for 50 – 80% of their day in Mandarin, including in-depth instruction in the ancient Chinese arts. 

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Barnard Elementary chess team brings home the gold

Posted: Friday, December 8th 2017

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School’s student chess team continues to collect trophy after trophy at local and national chess competitions. Six students spent Thanksgiving weekend at the American Open Tournament in Costa Mesa, one of the longest running chess tournaments in the USA.

Third grader Daniel M. took first place after winning all five of his games – an impressive clean sweep—in the K – 3rd grade U600 section. Second grader Jaxon W. competed in the K – 12th grade U1200 section and took second place after winning four out of five games.

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