12 months - Grade 5
Advanced Montessori Studies
Washington Blade Magazine has awarded Barrie "Best Private School" in the publication's 2019 Best of Gay DC contest. The Washington Blade has been covering the LGBT community since 1969. In October, Blade will celebrate its 50th anniversary as an award-winning news source with a large following in print and online.
Director of Barrie's Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies Hilary Green was recently quoted in a New York Times Parenting article, "What to Know about Montessori Preschools". Read the article.
Barrie School's Grade 7 Humanities class recently completed a unit on trade and identity in West Africa, which included an interdisciplinary art and humanities project exploring mask making as means for students to understand their "essential selves."
Maryland State Senator William C. Smith Jr. was honored by the American Montessori Society with the Dr. Maria Montessori Ambassador Award. Senator Smith attributes everything he's accomplished to his Montessori education at Barrie School.
Extended Study Week (ESW) is a week in Spring when regular middle and high school classes are suspended in order for students to experience a week of intensive educational exploration, both on and off campus. This year, ESW topics included marine science, community service, civil rights, visual and performing arts, cryptology, science, writing, and media.
Montessori Primary teacher Dorothy Castelino, Prep Math teacher Roberto Vilarrubi, and Director of the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies Hilary Green featured in Bethesda Magazine's "Test of Time".
Signature STEAM courses are well underway. These courses enhance Barrie's program in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics: