Thank you for your interest in Barrie School! Our extraordinary environment for learning serves students from age 18 months - Grade 5 in our Montessori program, and Grades 6-12 in our project based learning program. Barrie students are encouraged to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on, experiential learning.

Once you step onto our beautiful 45-acre wooded campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, you’ll experience a compelling sense of student engagement.

2018-19 Events and Open Houses

Montessori Program
Age 18 months - Grade 5

All School Open House
April 13
 - 10:00am - RSVP

Prep Program
Grades 6-12

All School Open House
April 13
 - 10:00am - RSVP

Barrie School is conveniently located minutes away from the nation’s capital, the ICC, and Glenmont Metro subway station, and provide several transportation options.

Barrie offers a Sibling Discount.  The eldest child pays full tuition, the second, younger, child receives a 5% discount, and a 10% discount is received on all other children thereafter. This is separate program from Financial Aid.

Example, 4 siblings are enrolled in grades 10, 8, 5, and 1.  10th grader pays full tuition, 8th grader receives a 5% discount, and the 5th and 1st graders receive a 10% discount. 

What's Happening at Barrie

How to Apply

Step 1 - Visit Barrie for a Tour

We recommend that you attend an upcoming Admission Event, or contact us to schedule a tour at 301.576.2800 or

Step 2 - Complete an Online Application

Begin your online application here and track the status of your application throughout the process. A non-refundable $50 application fee is required. Applications are due on January 18, 2019 to be eligible for first round decisions.

Step 3 - Submit Supporting Documentation

Once you have submitted your application:

  • Send the appropriate teacher recommendation by entering the teacher's email address where prompted on the home screen of your account. It will be listed under "Action Items."
  • Download the Transcript Request form from your "Action Items" and request records from the previous two years. This is sent to the registrar of your current school and they will send it back to Barrie directly by email, mail, or fax.

Step 4 - Complete Required Admission Testing

Complete required testing of either ISEE or SSAT if applying for Grades 6-12. Test scores must be received before an application is complete. There is no minimum score requirement.

Step 5 - Schedule Student Visit and Parent Interview

Once your application is submitted, applicants for Primary 3 through grade 12 will be contacted to schedule the required student visit. During the visit, your child will spend time in class with students and teachers in the grade for which they are applying. Visits vary in length depending on age of student.

Parent Interviews are required for all applicants and are typically scheduled on the same days as student visits. Interviews typically last about 30 minutes.

Admission Decisions

Applicants are notified by email of their admission decision during the first week of March. Following first round admission decisions, applications will be considered as space is available. During the admission process, testing may be recommended on an individual basis.

Barrie in the News

Barrie Alum Wins Award

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.

Read the Full Story

Barrie Faculty Featured in Test of Time

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".

Head of School Jon Kidder Featured

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. 

Read Seven Questions with Jon Kidder.

Colleen Dunn Named Nat Geo Educator of the Week

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 Named Extraordinary Teen

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!

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Phone: 301-576-2800
Fax: 301-576-2803

Our Team

Ingrid Yuryev
Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Beryl Chafin
Admission Officer


Theresa Valois
Admission Assistant







Learn More about Barrie Montessori

Age 18 months - Grade 5