Barrie School

  • Barrie School is committed to delivering a challenging curriculum informed by best practices in independent school education.
  • Our learning environment supports all facets of a student`s experience, including his/her academic, social, athletic, and artistic development.
  • The Barrie curriculum helps students to become thoughtful and engaged global citizens.Our low student-to-faculty ratio enhances the unique opportunities for students to grow and develop while helping to instill a lifelong love of learning.Starting with our premier Montessori program for children age 18 months through grade 5, students are engaged in an experiential approach to learning.
  • At Barrie, we facilitate the change from Montessori to progressive education as students advance through the Middle and Upper Schools.
  • Barrie`s Upper School prepares students for admission to and success at a wide range of colleges and universities.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Institute for Independent Education
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1932

Student Body

Total Students283 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeBarrie School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 18 / rolling
Tuition NotesPlease visit the Barrie School website for information on tuition.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,600
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorIngrid Yuryev
Admissions AssociateBeryl Chafin


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Film Club, Flashlight: Student Journalism, French Club, Instrumental Ensemble, International Thespian Society, Music/Rock Band Club, National Honor Society, Robotics Club, School Store, Spanish Club, Sports, Student Government Association, TEAMS Club, Technical Theater, Theater, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Writing Club, Yearbook, Yoga Clu

School Notes

  • Please visit the Barrie School website for information on how to apply.

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    Silver Spring, MD 20902
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School Reviews

My children love Barrie, and they are getting an excellent, well-rounded Montessori education. They are able to work with my older child (just finished kindergarten) right where he needs, even though his skills range from pre-K in handwriting to 2nd grade level in math. The teachers are loving yet gently enforce the rules and don't take any nonsense from my strong-willed children. The values of outdoor time, movement, social skills and the joy and wonder of learning are exactly what I love and cherish to this day about my own early elementary education.
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