Barrie School

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13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906



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FROM THE School Guide

Barrie School is a progressive independent school, serving students from 12 months to Grade 12, that inspires excellence, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility through innovation in learning. Our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (12 months to Grade 5) to Project-Based Learning (Grades 6 to 12)—cultivates learning that lasts. Offering challenging educational experiences that unlock intrinsic motivation and innovation in both students and faculty, our community fosters a deep sense of belonging and empowers and honors student voice and responsibility. Coming together in our truly diverse student body of engaged citizens confident to be themselves, bringing diverse and inclusive worldviews.

Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Barrie School provides an extraordinary learning environment integrating local, national and global educational opportunities. Our 45-acre campus is home to the world-renowned Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies— one of the largest school-based teacher training programs in the country— and Barrie Camp, a Washington, D.C. area tradition since the 1950s.

Grades: 12 months - Grade 12
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 300
Average class size: 16
Student/teacher ratio: Lower School, 13:1;
Middle-Upper School, 10:1
Religious affiliation: N/A
Seniors with National Merit recognition: N/A
Grade foreign language first offered: Primary
Languages offered: Spanish, French, Independent Study
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $18,990
Annual tuition for grade 12: $33,720 (includes books)
Students receiving financial aid: 47%
Uniform: No
Bus transportation: Yes
Number of AP courses offered: 7
Students scoring 3+ on AP exams: 13
Varsity sports: Soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, golf, equestrian, track & field, lacrosse
interscholastic sports (middle): soccer, cross country, basketball, equestrian
Number of art studios: 3
Theater productions per year: 2
Music ensembles: 5
Accreditations/Affiliations: American Montessori Society, Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, Association of Maryland & DC
Founded: 1932