18 months - Grade 5
Advanced Montessori Studies
Barrie Physics Students Design and Launch a Space Balloon
Barrie School's first High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Project strove to answer the question, "How can we do science in the stratosphere, and what does it take to get there?"
To tackle this project, our 9th graders used their creativity, research skills, and teamwork to design experiments, engineer a capsule to carry their scientific “payload,” and return it safely to the earth. To accomplish this, the students identified and tackled a series of engineering challenges involving overall design, instrumentation, the impacts of extreme temperatures and pressures, and payload recovery.
Exterior and interior construction are now completed!
Learn more on the Campus Improvements webpage.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on receiving admission to a total of forty-eight colleges and universities and receiving more than $1.5 million in merit scholarships! Students have been accepted to American University, Bard College, Elon University, Emory University, Georgetown University, Hampshire College, New York University, Skidmore College, Smith College, George Washington University, University of California San Diego, and University of Rochester, and many more.
Barrie Prep students in grades 6-12 recently traveled internationally, domestically, and locally for Extended Study Week (ESW). ESW is a week in Spring when regular Prep classes are suspended in order for students to experience a week of intensive educational exploration, both on and off campus. Enjoy the photos on the ESW Tweets page!
On March 14, 2018, Head of School Jon Kidder wrote to the Barrie community, reflecting on the recent events in Parkland, Florida.
The Association of Independent Maryland and D.C. Schools (AIMS) recently profiled Barrie's Head of School Jon Kidder, in its series entitled Seven Questions With...
In the article, Jon describes his experience, innovation, leadership, and memories of his best teacher.
Congratulation to Colleen Dunn, Barrie's 10th grade Humanities teacher for being named Nat Geo's Educator of the Week!
Learn more about the way Colleen engages students and helps them connect to history in the Nat Geo Educator Spotlight: Tracing the Footsteps of the Vikings.
Barrie senior Genesis Jefferson has been named one of ten extraordinary teens in Bethesda Magazine's 2018 Extraordinary Teen Awards.
Genesis is known for her commitment to leadership, activism, equity, and the arts. Congratulations, Genesis!