Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences

5.00 5 1 (7 reviews)
Tel: (301)972-0341
  • The Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences offers an innovative preschool through 8th grade education that integrates the humanities, art, math, and science.
  • Our teaching encourages students to explore how subjects relate to one another, helping them to make connections that spark inquiry and deepen understanding.
  • Barnesville students are JOYful Learners who IMAGINE, EXPLORE, GROW & ACHIEVE.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students168 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeBarnesville School of Arts & Sciences Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Friday Spirit Days!)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / Mar. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesNeed-Based Variable Tuition Ranges: Pre-kindergarten (M-F/AM only) $4,675-$9,350* Kindergarten $7,905-$15,810* Lower School (Grade 1-4) $9,430-$18,860* Middle School (Grades 5-8) $10,110-$20,220* **Parents who choose NOT to apply for variable tuitio
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorDebbie DOn
Admissions AssociateRobin Snider


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, SoccerBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Newspaper Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama, Drawing/Painting, Painting, Young Performers

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sarge Athletics, Yoga

School Notes

  • 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 30-acre campus that encourages imagination, exploration, and respect for the environment; and a caring community that fosters independent thinking and expression.
  • We believe childhood should be a time for students to explore the world around them, try different things, and imagine the possibilities.That is why Barnesville offers opportunities -- not choices. Barnesville students don`t have to choose art or science, theater or sports, technology or nature, achievement or joy. It`s the "&" that makes Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences far from standard. Visit to learn what the "&" could mean to your child.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  12/7/2016
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school and the amazing education students are getting there. The school is all about acceptance and kindness. All of the teachers are not only very qualified-- they have the most heartwarming love for each of their students. None of this is at the expense of appropriate challenge and rigor. My daughter has learned so much more at Barnesville than I know she would have learned anywhere else.
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5  5/17/2016
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.
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5  4/15/2016
We were drawn to the Barnesville School really through the intial 'gut feeling' as soon as you walk onto campus.... the School's Joy, Support and Excellence for each child is different and our son has experienced exactly that for the last 4 years. Our experience is that our son thrives from the programmatic investments made by combining areas that are his passion as well as something new....arts & humanities, math & science, nature & technology. The teachers encourage the kids daily to take risks...get out of their comfort zone, try something new in a protected environment, challenge yourself.
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5  7/24/2015
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.
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5  7/9/2013
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!
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5  7/9/2013
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.
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5  4/14/2013
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.
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