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 Open Houses & Visit Days

Montessori Program
Age 18 months - Grade 5

All School Open House
April 13
 - 10:00am

Prep Program
Grades 6-12

All School Open House
April 13
 - 10:00am

We are 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 of 5% on the second enrolled child, and 10% on all other children thereafter. This is separate program from Financial Aid.

What's Happening at Barrie

Innovation Showcase

Families, Friends, and Prospective Families are Invited!

Join Us on Thursday, February 21, 2018 for an evening of STEAM presentations. K-12 students will showcase their projects including student-built radio telescopes, chemistry experiments, 3D-printed rockets using CAD software, stop-motion animation, coding with robots, and digital and visual art.

For the full schedule, visit the Innovation Showcase web page.

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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

The Admission office will notify you when your application file has been completed. Admission decision letters are mailed 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

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