18 months - Grade 5
Advanced Montessori Studies
Starting with the 2018-19 school year, Barrie Prep will be on a clear and easy-to-follow five-day schedule instead of a six-day rotating schedule. The new schedule will reduce confusion and allow for streamlined planning for student activities and homework assignments. Students will no longer have to ask, “Is this a C-Day or an A-Day”?
We are excited about these changes as they more fully align with our academic curriculum and emphasis on student health.
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.
On March 14, 2018, Head of School Jon Kidder wrote to the Barrie community, reflecting on the recent events in Parkland, Florida.
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!
New for Fall 2018! Signature STEAM courses for Barrie Prep Middle and High School students that will enhance our program in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics:
On Tuesday, February 6th, Barrie Montessori and grade six students enjoyed seeing the progress of the Rothschild Hall renovation with Head of School, Jon Kidder, Head of Barrie Montessori Margie Smetana, and HBW's On-Site Superintendent James Pumphrey.