The Upper School offers a rigorous academic and broad-based learning program that prepares students for college and life in the 21st century.
This video, submitted to the Color Maryland Green contest, grew out of an upper school advanced art class assignment. Conceived, filmed, and edited by Eve, class of 2014, this project was awarded First Prize in its category. Congratulations to Eve.
In core, elective, and AP classes, students are taught to interact collaboratively and think critically. They learn to access and analyze information in a wide range of media and disciplines. Students grapple with the complexities of global citizenship and develop an appreciation for cultural diversity.
Extension Days and Extended Study Week are an integral part of the curriculum and carry learning beyond the classroom. Internships and Community Service enable students to design and participate in meaningful life experiences.
Successful completion of a year-long course earns one credit. Successful completion of a semester course (not including physical education) earns 0.5 credit.
Students must take a minimum of six credits per year. Most of our graduates exceed this minimum. It is strongly recommended that aspiring college-bound seniors take a fourth year of mathematics.
- Humanities (8 credits)
- Mathematics (3 credits)
- Science (3 credits)
- Modern Language (3 credits)
- Fine or Performing Arts (2.5 credits)
- Physical Education (1 credit: 2 of 3 seasons or one semester per year)
- Health (0.5 credit)
- Electives (3 credits)
Student-specific modifications to these requirements for transfer students must be approved by the School. Credits earned by transfer students at other educational institutions may be accepted by Barrie but will not appear on Barrie’s transcripts. Summer school courses will not be accepted as replacements for Barrie’s required courses nor will they earn credit, unless approved by Barrie School. Approval must be gained prior to the end of the 4th marking period preceding the summer course. Credits earned at summer school will not appear on Barrie’s transcripts.
CHANGES IN COURSE OFFERINGS
Please note: course offerings and semester assignments are subject to change. Some electives may be added, some may be dropped, and others may be modified.