2021 Millennium Scholarship

This Scholarship recognizes students entering Grades 6-12 with exemplary records of academic achievement who demonstrate strong leadership and a deep commitment to extracurricular activities, the arts, and community service. This Scholarship aims to recruit students who are kind, compassionate, intellectually engaged, and exhibit an abiding respect for their peers, teachers, and school. Students should exude a passion for Barrie’s collaborative and project-based environment, and relish the opportunity to explore a complex, challenging curriculum.

Why Barrie Makes a Difference

Our Mission is to “Empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.”

With this Mission at the forefront, Barrie's Millennium Scholarship was created to expand the next generation of innovators and leaders based on the belief that exceptional students can make an important difference in our world when nurtured in the best educational environment.

Like all Barrie seniors upon graduation, we expect scholars to earn admission to a wide range of highly competitive colleges and universities, and then go out into the world and make a difference in science, engineering, humanities and arts, global affairs, and service. Barrie will be carefully tracking the successes and achievements of Millennium Scholars in their years beyond graduation.

Application Process

  1. Please submit an online admission application.
  2. Applicants will be considered for the scholarship based on transcripts (GPA and courses taken), teacher recommendations, SSAT or ISEE test scores, on-campus Admission interviews, and level of involvement in extracurricular activities, arts, and community service.
  3. Due to the highly competitive nature of the applicant pool, prospective students may choose to submit supplementary videos, essays, or projects which represent their academic and social achievements to strengthen their application. Contact the Admission Office for specific instructions.


Between November and February, all school applicants will be invited for a full day Barrie Middle and Upper School experience as part of the general Barrie School admission process. They will interview with faculty members, “shadow” students in core academic classes, and learn more about the academic and social experience at Barrie. Applicants and their parents will also be invited to campus and will have the opportunity to meet the Head of School and engage with Barrie faculty and current families.
The Admission Office will notify students of their scholarship status along with their admission decision the first week of March.