Barladul, the most important industrial center of Vaslui county, located on the valley of the same name has a population of 55,000 inhabitants.
School No. 8 Barlad appeared in the landscape of Bârlad education in 1970 and since its appearance it has been noted for its good training and competence of teachers who have given each year generations of very well trained students who have often been among the protagonists. county, national and international phases of the school olympiads. Therefore, our school was and is preferred by many students not only from Barlad but also from other localities. Since 2012, the school has been named after the illustrious scholar Bishop Iacov Antonovici.
In the school year 2020-2021 in the Gymnasium School "Bishop Iacov Antonovici" Bârlad teaches 930 students whose training is handled by a group of teachers consisting of 63 teachers. The whole activity is coordinated by the teacher Georgel BRADU, the principal of the school
School No. 8 "Bishop Iacov Antonovici" Barlad, is located in the central area of the city, on Nicolae Tonitza Street No. 20, 100 meters away from the main boulevard (Stadium area).