Alumni News

  • Tickets Now Available for 2013 Fall Play "Steel Magnolias"

    Tickets are now on sale for the Fall 2013 MUS play, Steel Magnolias.

  • From Barrie to Brain Science: Ary Shalizi, '93

    In the first of a series profiling the diverse career and life paths of recent Barrie School alumni, we introduce you to Ary Shalizi, Class of 1993.

  • A Note from Charlie Abelmann

    This week, I spent Thursday and Friday meeting with other school heads and a research team from Project Zero at Harvard University. We debated what matters most to children’s learning and what are the best ways to learn. We talked about following each child's interests and the need for more interdisciplinary work. I enjoyed the opportunity to keep sharing examples of what we are doing at Barrie. The meeting highlighted the importance of connecting to other cultures and challenging our tendency to be reductionist.

  • Congratulations, 2012 Graduates

    For fifteen students, Sunday's commencement marked the opening of a new chapter of their lives - and the culmination of their time at Barrie. Please read on for graduates' biographies, the commencement program, photos from the day's events, and Middle-Upper School awards presented earlier in the week.

  • Barrie's SLAMsation featured in this week's Gazette

    Barrie's SLAMSATION made a splash this week in the Gazette! Read on for the story, or check out more photos from the event, which was held recently at the Olney Theatre Center.

    You can also view a video overview of the poetry slam on our YouTube Channel.

  • Barrie Students Meet with Thai Ambassador

    Five of our Upper School students recently traveled to Thailand on an ESW excursion, and this past Wednesday, May 2nd, the students were honored to take part in a debriefing session with Ambassador Chaiyong Satjipanon, Thailand's emissary to the United States. Kara W., Maddie T., Aria S., Polly S., and John V. spoke clearly about their research projects and shared their impressions of rural and urban Thailand. To learn more about their experiences, see the student-produced video here!

    Barrie School is grateful to the Thai Embassy and Ambassador Chaiyong Satjipanon, who took time from his busy day which included a meeting with President Obama, to have lunch with our students.

    The Thai Embassy would like to extend their appreciation for Barrie's participation in their American Sister-School program by inviting all families to the Thai Embassy Open House this Saturday from 10am to 6pm - visit for more information.

  • Barrie's New Studio and Research and Learning Lab buildings

    The Studio and the Research and Learning Lab

    I am pleased to lend my voice to this week’s newsletter. As Barrie’s Director of Technology and Sustainability, I work with the Administrative Team to support the School’s overall efforts and growth and, in particular, to help us make advances in the areas of technology, environmental responsibility, and sustainability. This is an exciting role that enables me to be involved in a range of areas in the school. One of the realities of working in an independent school is the need to wear a variety of hats; for me, this is definitely a perk. Since December, I have been part of a planning team working on the design and implementation of our new Middle-Upper School buildings. We are all quite excited by the design and potential of these new buildings to enhance our students' experience at Barrie.

    Read on to learn more about the Studio and Research and Learning Lab.

  • Don't Miss Slamsation, Barrie's Poetry Slam!

    The countdown begins to our 6th annual Slamsation, Barrie School’s own poetry slam. At Slamsation, Barrie students showcase their edgy, original poems in spoken word. Join us next Wednesday as Middle and Upper School students perform their poems, which reflect their work for the last several months. Renowned Slam Poets The Poemcees will join us in this celebration of the power of poetry, performance, and student voice.

    To accommodate the growing number of visitors, this year’s Slamsation will be held on the Main Stage at Olney Theatre on Wednesday, April 25th from 1-3 PM.

  • ESW Presentations: Wednesday 4/18 6:30pm

    A highlight of the Barrie experience for students in our Middle-Upper School, Extended Study Week reminds us all that the world is our classroom. This Wednesday, April 18, students and faculty will meet in the Safer Theatre at 6:30 to share what they learned during ESW 2012. Be sure to join us - and in the meantime, read on for a preview of each ESW, and links to the Tumblr sites some of the groups created to document their trips.

  • Barrie Night at Olney Theatre: Feb 29 - RSVP Today!

    Barrie School is pleased to invite you to “Barrie Night at Olney Theatre Center” on Wednesday, February 29th from 6 to 8 PM. Please join us for a reception to celebrate with our community of students, parents, faculty and administration, and learn about the curriculum that extends beyond our campus.