12 months - Grade 5
Advanced Montessori Studies
July 28, 2020
"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed." – Dr Maria Montessori.
A Montessori education strives to make the child independent and able to do things on their own. This can only happen by giving children opportunities to dress themselves, choose what they want to do, to move, and to help adults with tasks. When children are able to do things for themselves they increase their self confidence, self esteem and belief in themselves.
July 14, 2020
Dr. Maria Montessori believed that the objective of a Montessori education was not to fill a child with facts but to create their own natural desire to learn.
This idea does not only apply to the classroom environment, but it can guide what we do at home with our children.
Here you will find some ideas, activities and suggestions that guide Barrie School's Montessori practice, and that can be used at home in the areas of Practical Life, Food Preparation, and more!
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".