International Student Admission

Over the past five years, Barrie School has welcomed students from a wide array of countries, including: Angola, Austria, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

Overview of Our Program

  • Students take an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class each year as well as an English immersion with American students in literature and history classes. These classes include books for English language learners, and help in core Humanities classes.
  • Barrie's International Student Program Coordinator plans events throughout the year, including a Pumpkin Carving during Halloween, a Chinese New Year celebration, and other activities that students choose.
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  • Each year, an International student is chosen to be the International Representative to the Student Government Association (SGA).

Why Barrie is a Destination

  • International students are successfully integrated into the Barrie Prep program through Project-Based learning, advisories and electives which allows them a full American Independent School experience.

  • International students participate in class discussions, compete on varsity athletic teams, act and sing in plays and musicals, and develop relationships with teachers and students.

  • The opportunities at Barrie give international students an advantage in the college admissions process as they can demonstrate academic excellence and social and emotional competency as a result of our program.

Meet some of our Current International Students

Ruoxi "Rosie" Wang
Grade 12

Bio Coming Soon

Shengren Ji
Grade 11

Shengren likes to share his culture with others.

"When I first got here, I received a very warm welcome."

Phoi Phung
Grade 12

Phoi appreciates Barrie's close-knit community.

"All of the important holidays to Asian students are never missed."

Clara Haeusner
Grade 10

Clara enjoys soccer, basketball, photography, and band.

"I like the feeling of being one community and supporting each other."

Lingyun "Iris" Yang
Grade 12

Bio coming soon

Farhunda Naimova
Grade 11

Bio coming soon

Jianxing "David" Dai
Grade 11

Bio Coming Soon

Olena Nitityuk
Grade 10

Bio Coming Soon

Alumni Profile

Jishen Wang

Jishen graduated with the Class of 2016 and currently attends Emory University studying Business. He served as Co-President of the Student Government Association (SGA) where he helped to revitalize the School Store, as well as increase dialogue between students and the administration.

While at Barrie, Jishen:

  • Completed AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics, followed by Multivariable Calculus, a class usually taken by Sophomores in college.
  • Earned a very well-deserved 3 on the AP European History exam.
  • Achieved very high scores on the TOEFL as a result of our interdisciplinary Humanities program which combines the study of English, History, and other Social Science disciplines.
  • Participated for four years on the Varsity Basketball team and was Captain during his Senior year.
  • Acted in the musical Hairspray and participated in other plays and musicals.

Successful College Placement

  • The Director of College Counseling helps International students with the college admissions process by:
    • Identifying standardized test preparation programs
    • Developing a list of colleges and universities
    • Applying for summer programs
    • Completing the Common Application and/or Coalition Application
    • Writing personal and supplemental essays
    • Registering for the TOEFL examination, and
    • Submitting Declaration of Finance forms to prospective colleges and universities.
  • International students from Barrie attend Emory University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Georgia State University, Lynn University, Syracuse University, University of California-Irvine, and more.

How to Apply

Application Process

How to Apply

  1. Please contact Director of Admission Ingrid Yuryev
  2. Complete and submit the Application Form and US $150 Application Fee, The fee can be paid online with a credit card. Please contact John Grobowski in the Business Office if you have questions.
  3. Collect and submit these required materials:
    • School Transcripts
    • Teacher Recommendation Letters completed by the student’s teacher and fully translated
  4. Complete these required tests:
    • English Assessment
    • TOEFL minimum score of 76 required
    • TOEFL Junior Recommended Score of 750 or higher
    • IELTS will also be accepted with minimum score 7.5
  5. Complete an interview with Admission Officers (Skype is acceptable).
  6. Send all documents by one of these methods:

Email to, OR
Fax to 301-576-2803, OR
US Postal Service to:

Barrie School Admission Office
13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Once all steps are completed, the application will be evaluated by the Admission Committee and an admission decision will be made.

Enrollment Process

Enrollment Process

Once a student is accepted to Barrie, a signed enrollment contract must be reviewed and submitted along with a non-refundable deposit of $2,000. Without a contract and deposit, no I-20 form will be issued.

I-20 and Visa Information
Barrie School is not responsible for individual student visas. We will issue:

  • Foreign Address overseas
  • Intended Address in the United States
  • Date of Birth as it appears on passport
  • Financial statement

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees for 2017-18 (Please note: Tuition for 2018-19 will be announced in January)

  • Grades 6, 7, and 8: $29,325
  • Grades 9 through 12: $32,100

There is also an International Student Fee of $4,000. This fee includes items such as:

  • International Student Orientation
  • Additional English classes and support
  • Cultural excursions and Field Trips
  • Additional College Counseling Support


The application deadline for first round consideration for fall 2018, is January 19th, 2018. Decisions are released on Friday March 2nd, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will be processed on a rolling basis until spaces are filled.