Wednesday, January 25, 20178:30-10:00am, Administration Building Conference Room Parents are invited to stop in for casual conversation with Head of School Charlie Abelmann. No RSVP required.
For the Love of Barrie is a special and important event on our calendar. This is our third annual celebration and it's grown in size each year. We're counting on your support and hope you'll consider a contribution.
Barrie Prep students are planning on participating in two upcoming events focused on helping area students develop the skills and leadership qualities to be effective advocates on diversity and inclusion issues at Barrie and the broader community.
January 5, 2017
New for 2017, a 10% discount on all camp fees will be offered to Barrie families. To be eligible for the 10% discount, students must be enrolled for the 2017-18 academic year.
Dan Hayden will be returning to Barrie full time as Associate Director of Camp. He recently completed a Masters in Camp Administration from Touro University in Nevada.
The student crew of Barrie TV, the Prep elective taught by Director of Technology & Innovation Vann Lassiter, debuted their second episode earlier this month. They tackled some sensitive topics and had some fun as well.
Theo's journey at Barrie began where many others started — middle school. After attending international school for his elementary education, he entered public school, where his social and intellectual maturity stagnated. In the fall of 2005, Theo enrolled in the Barrie School, where he spent treasured years of his life.
"Barrie is a special place. You really do not understand the value until you're out." Amanda Archer spent more than 14 years at Barrie, from pre-k through graduation. She is considered a "lifer" and recalls a number of positive experiences during her tenure as a student.
Back in the early 1990s, it was not unusual to encounter someone walking around with long hair on the top of his head, with the back and sides shaved. At Barrie, that someone was Aryaman (Ary) Shalizi (Class of 1993). While his hairstyle is long gone, Ary's Barrie education continues to pay dividends, both personally and professionally.
What's the Best Way for a Solar Car to Catch a Few Rays?
Say you're out for a spin in your solar car, but you're driving east and the sun's heading west. Do you have to wait until sunrise to hit the road again? Barrie Prep junior James tackled this real-world question in his Engineering for Renewable Energy Technologies elective, building a functional model of a solar-powered car. He worked through three prototypes until he had a model that satisfied his curiosity. His process examined rolling resistance, gear ratios, and the optimal angles for the solar panels, with the last variable being critical. Determining that the angles varied with time of day and position of the car, he designed a pivot that would allow the solar panels to swivel such that they always faced the sun. Barrie Prep students and teachers explore real-world questions in hands-on ways.
What Is Montessori Math?
That's the algebraic expression of the trinomial cube, a foundational Montessori material. Guided by their teachers, Barrie Montessori students receive their first hands-on experience with the trinomial cube in the Primary division, when they're between 3 and 6 years old. As a sensorial exercise, they take the cube apart, handle the different-sized pieces, arrange them in the proper order, and reconstruct the cube. This seemingly simple exercise builds an intuitive understanding of advanced mathematical concepts and lays the foundation for more involved exploration and complex thinking as students advance.