Applicants are asked to send resumes and cover letters for posted positions by e-mail to resumes@barrie.org.

Current Openings

  • Part-Time Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

    Barrie School seeks a part-time Coordinator of International Student Program/Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to report to the Head of Middle and Upper School and the Head of Lower School.

    Barrie School, a student centered learning community with students age 18 months – grade 12, is located on a beautiful 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC. Our Montessori and Project-Based Learning program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on experiential learning.

    The Coordinator of EFL will be responsible for supporting international English Language Learners to be successful at Barrie School. This includes:

    >Conducting English as a Foreign Language intensive classes for ELL’s (1 US and 1 MS class)
    >Advising EFL students towards successful participation in the Barrie community
    >Supporting general teaching faculty around EFL strategies
    >Supporting Lower School students and families as needed

    Qualifications and Qualities:

    >A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in TESOL or a closely related field is required, and a Master’s degree in TESOL (or similar) is preferred
    >Knowledge of an additional language is preferred
    >Willingness to be flexible in terms of teaching assignment within the school setting
    >Excellent interpersonal skills, with students, faculty & families
    >Self-starter/entrepreneurial, excited to participate in the development of a new program

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities of Position:

    >Lead 1 Middle School class and 1 Upper School class of varying English levels in reading, writing, listening and spoken English
    >Interface with host agencies and families, participate in problem-solving issues that may arise
    >Advise international students so they can participate successfully in the Barrie community
    >Promote cultural activities related to United States and the host countries
    >Provide professional development to general ed teachers support for EFL students
    >Work with admissions on the selections of international students. This may include interviewing, reading files, etc.
    >Fully participate in the teaching life of the Barrie School (attending events, writing report cards, sponsoring clubs etc.)
    >Residential responsibilities are not required, but there may be an opportunity available

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to resume@barrie.org

  • Extended Day Staff

    Barrie School is seeking qualified Program Staff for the Extended Day Program.

    Qualified candidates will have completed coursework in any youth, outdoor or education-related field; have a strong passion for positive youth development and working with youth, some experience with outdoor facilitation and a demonstrated, positive work ethic. Barrie School is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school, serving approximately 325 students from age 18 months through grade 12. For more information visit www.barrie.org. Openings available for pre-K and Kindergarten, Lower and Upper Elementary, or Middle School.

    Essential Functions:

    • Lead a variety of enriching activities with school-aged children, including outdoor activities, homework help, and snack time.
    • Manage a group of children and implement curriculum in a way that is consistent with Montessori and positive youth development philosophies
    • Assist in maintaining high standard of safety keeping the health and welfare of all children a priority at all times
    • Participate in scheduled staff meeting and assist program director as needed
    • Availability:

    Monday - Friday, 6:45 AM – 8:45 AM


    Monday - Friday, 2:45 PM – 6:15 PM (or until all campers depart)

    Required Skills/Experience

    • Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
    • Ability to maintain order and to make sound judgments keeping the safety, health and welfare of students a priority
    • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
    • Must be able to communicate with parents effectively about their child in a positive professional manner
    • CPR/First Aid certification preferred, but not required
    • Familiarity with Montessori style education helpful, but not required
    • Minimum age of 18 years
    • High School graduate with education/coursework in child development, education or otherwise related to school age children, OR proven experience at camp or in youth development
    • Pre-employment medical examination

    Send resume to Peter Vogdes, Camp and Extended Day Director - pvogdes@barrie.org, or to Jason Kromirs, Associate Director – jkromirs@barrie.org.

  • Teaching Fellow for 2015-16 School Year

    Application Deadline March 1, 2015

    Barrie at a Glance Barrie’s 45 acre campus provides space for learning, play, and exploration. Whether taking water samples at the pond, riding on the tricycle track, or quietly reading near the fireplace, the campus is a lively environment. Middle and Upper School classes have broad themes woven into the curriculum and engage our students in experiential learning. The middle school focuses on respect for self, others, and the environment. Grades 9 and 10 focus on Invention and Discovery, and Grades 11 and 12 Diplomacy and Global Issues. Barrie is also located less than 1 mile from Glenmont Metro station and 13 miles from The White House.

    Barrie School’s Teaching Fellowship Program Barrie School offers a one-year paid teaching fellowship program for recent college graduates who value a career committed to youth development. The program will provide the college graduate a diverse learning environment that enhances Barrie’s teaching philosophy of hands-on and project based learning. The graduate will assist in guiding students’ learning experiences, including their academic, social, athletic, and artistic development. The program provides the applicant an opportunity to develop their teaching ability and style in and out of the classroom. The applicant will gain a deeper sense of many responsibilities and joys of the teaching profession and have the support of a mentor teacher. Fellows may be encouraged to apply for a full-time position for the following year if a suitable opening becomes available. Barrie seeks applicants who are new to the teaching career and who come from diverse backgrounds. We welcome candidates with academic interests across multiple disciplines that value integrative thinking. We also expect candidates to embrace our values of academic and personal excellence. Teaching fellows are compensated with a stipend and provided health insurance including other benefits. Shared housing is also a possibility for fellows.

    Responsibilities Teaching fellows will be expected to teach a minimum of two classes, an elective, lead clubs and committees, coach sports and attend extracurricular activities. They will also be expected to complete year long projects and contribute to the improvement of Barrie as a vibrant learning community. Candidates with a passion for the environment, global issues, and service learning are welcomed.

    All applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter by March 1, 2015 via e-mail to resumes@barrie.org. Please put the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Please provide areas of teaching interest, elective courses of interest, or other extra-curricular interests.

  • Montessori Credentialed Infant/Toddler Teacher

    Barrie School, a student-centered learning community with students ages 18 months through Grade 12, is seeking a full time Montessori Infant/Toddler teacher for one of our three toddler classrooms for school year 2014-2015. Our mission is to empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world. Barrie School is a center of expertise in Montessori Education and benefits from a close relationship with the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies (IAMS), which has been preparing Montessori educators for over thirty years and is housed on the Barrie campus. Barrie is one of the few Montessori schools in Maryland to hold full Accreditation from the American Montessori Society (AMS). Barrie is located on a wooded 45 acre campus just outside Washington DC, one mile north of the Glenmont Metro. Applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to psimon@barrie.org.

Barrie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.