Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences

21830 Peach Tree Road,
Barnesville, MD, 20838-0208
Tel: (301)972-0341
Grades: NS - 8 | 168 students
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is an independent private school that offers families an innovative preschool through 8th grade academic program grounded in a culture of joy, support, and excellence.
Our students benefit from an academic program that produces critical thinkers who thrive in the classroom and beyond; a rich curriculum that balances arts, sciences, technology, and outdoor education; small class sizes that create a safe forum for taking risks; highly skilled and creative teachers who tailor instruction to each student; hands-on learning on our beautiful 50-acre campus that encourages imagination, exploration, and respect for the environment; and a caring community that fosters independent thinking and expression.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 168 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 46%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Friday Spirit Days!)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes $8,990 (PS (3s) and PK) $15,200 (K) $18,130 (1-4) $19,440 (5-8)
% on Financial Aid 20%
Admissions Director Susanne Johnson
Admissions Associate Robin Snider

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryLacrosse,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Newspaper Club, Painting, Sarge Athletics, Yoga, Young Performers Chorus, Drama, Newspaper Club, Painting, Yoga, Drawing/Painting,
Sarge Athletics,
Young Performers,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Friends Meeting School (9.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elf Early Learning Fun School (4.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Energy Child Development Center (6.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Boyds Elf Early Learning Fun School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    19821 White Ground Rd./p.o. Bo
    Boyds , MD , 20841
    (301)540-3370
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4.5  mi  |  140  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Germantown Academy Of The Child
    Montessori School
    19711 Waters Rd
    Germantown , MD , 20874
    (301)601-0991
    Montessori School
    6.2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Boyds Boyds Country Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    12417 Deoudes Rd
    Boyds , MD , 20841
    (301)972-5982
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6.4  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Clarksburg Green Valley Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1896, Urbana Pike, Suite 23.
    Clarksburg , MD , 20871
    (301)874-1896
    Montessori School
    6.5  mi  |  80  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Germantown Energy Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    19901 Germantown Road
    Germantown , MD , 20874
    (301)903-8600
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6.7  mi  |  15  students  |  Gr.  PK-K

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 14, 2014 - We found our dream school, and Barnesville is it. The academic standards are high (we especially love the way reading comprehension and math are taught); the teachers are outstanding and go out of their way to understand how each child learns best; the classes are small; the administration is flexible and responsive. The setting is extremely nice --beautiful outdoor space behind the school and the kids often get to have PE outside or even go sledding during winter recess. The kids there are extremely happy and nice to one another; the teachers know what is going on between the kids and make sure everyone is treated well. Wonderful opportunities in the arts as well, including semi-annual shows involving the whole school. Many parents volunteer and the whole place has a family feel to it, as though your child is looked after by many people you know and trust, both teachers and parents. We''re new there this year and we have the enthusiasm of those parents who, coming from another school, really appreciate everything that Barnesville offers. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 09, 2013 - We have two children at Barnesville. We never thought we''d choose an independent school over Montgomery County public schools but it has been one of the best decisions we''ve ever made. Our children love school - they really do love learning! They are taught by highly qualified teachers who are passionate about what they do and it shows. We love the cross-curricular work like art classes that focus on the students social studies unit and the spanish language classes that begin in lower school. Great place! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 09, 2013 - The faculty and staff know each student and support and encourage the strengths that students bring to the school. The Barnesville School provides a strong sense of community and acceptance to its students while challenging them to excel and be their best. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 03, 2013 - My daughter has thrived at Barnesville in ways I don''t think she would have in larger classroom settings. Wonderful teachers have helped her recognize and develop her individual talents while also encouraging her to step outside of her comfort zone into leadership roles. She is developing critical thinking and social skills that will serve her well for years to come -- in and outside of school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 14, 2013 - Barnesville has high academic standards without the high pressure. My older children have gone on to selective high schools and public magnet programs very well prepared. They know themselves, know how to learn, and are confident in their own abilities. I can lay this all at the feet of the fabulous teachers they have had at Barnesville. My youngest is thriving there currently. He has small classes, with teachers who take the time to know each child in their class. Also, as a parent, I love the fact that the school has several acres that allow both room to play, and to learn about nature. - Posted by Parent

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