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A Progressive Education for 3 Months to Grade 12


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diversity Statement

Diversity is one of Barrie School's fundamental core values. We honor and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and embrace each person’s beliefs, experiences, values, and perspectives in support of our inclusive and welcoming community. Barrie School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.

Barrie School’s student body reflects the cultural and economic diversity of our region. Many students live in Silver Spring and surrounding communities, while others commute from Washington DC to the south and various neighborhoods throughout the greater DC area.

Coming in 2023-24!

  • “The Digest”: A twice-monthly newsletter highlighting the work happening throughout campus about all matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We'll showcase the ways our faculty and staff create welcoming and inclusive spaces for our students to learn and grow. 
  • “Dig into DEI”: A new initiative out of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, this provides an opportunity for Barrie School adults (parents and stepparents, guardians and caregivers) to come together for food and fellowship, with each month discussing a new book—or film, or podcast of note—that centers on an idea, story, or topic central to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion both at Barrie School and beyond.

 If you have any questions, or if you would like to support these efforts, please do not hesitate to email me (DGonzalez@Barrie.org) and/or Kitty Jones, our Director of Communications (KJones@Barrie.org).

DEI Resources

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Barrie named "Best Private School, 3rd year in a row!

Washington Blade Magazine awarded Barrie "Best Private School" in the publication's 2023 Best of LGBTQ DC contest for the third year in a row. The Washington Blade, an award-winning news source with a large following in print and online, has been covering the LGBT community since 1969.

Contact Us!

We're happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Denny Gonzalez

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion