Barrie School IS different,
and you won't find another school like it!
Send your child to Barrie and you'll be making an investment for a lifetime! You can't afford not to!
Our students are insatiably curious and tirelessly innovative. In response, our faculty reinvent courses, reimagine classrooms, and redefine paradigms. Barrie is a place where students can test their scientific theories, stretch their athletic abilities, explore the creative spark inside, and more. That's because their classroom isn't only our 45-acre campus. It's the world. A Barrie education is an investment for a lifetime.
2021-22 Annual Tuition
- Toddler (Ages 1-2)*: $19,480 (includes class supplies)
- Primary (Ages 3-5): $23,295 (includes class supplies)
- Elementary (Grades 1-5): $26,930 (includes class supplies)
- Middle School (Grades 6-8): $31,430 (includes all books)
- Upper School (Grades 9-12): $34,210 (includes all books)
*No financial aid available; students must be 12 months old to be admitted into our Toddler program.
- Non-Refundable Application Fee
$50 (all students)
- PTO Family Fee: $50
- Extended Study Week (Grades 6-12 only)
Varies by program; from $150-$3,500, depending on trip location
- Overnight Trips (Grades 4-5 only)
- Application Fee $150
- Enrollment Deposit $2,000
- International Student Program Fee $4,000 per year
For more information, visit International Students
- Payment Plan Fee
$250/student + $45 per family (see Payment Plans, below)
- Tuition Refund Plan
3.8% of tuition (see Tuition Insurance, below)
- Bus Transportation
(Kindergarten-Grade 12) $1,075 per family
- Extended Day and After School Enrichment
(12 Months - Grade 8) Prices vary by Program
Barrie has partnered with the FACTS to collect and process tuition and fees. Their automated payment system allows parents to pre-authorize their bank or credit card company to transfer funds to Barrie School on pre-approved installment payment dates. No more mailing checks, unless you choose to pay tuition and fees upfront, and in full, at the beginning of the school year. Pre-authorized automated payments can be processed conveniently from your checking, savings or credit card accounts.
Paper copies are available at the Barrie School business office.
For questions about the day-to-day operations of the FACTS program, please contact Student Billing Administrator Kim Foard at 301-576-2844. Payment plan options include:
- Monthly or semi-annually payments.
- Automatic bank deposits, or check payments.
- Credit card payments.
Barrie School offers a sibling discount which is a separate program from Financial Aid.
- The eldest child pays full tuition
- The second youngest child receives a 5% discount, and
- A 10% discount is applied to all other children thereafter.
For example, if four siblings are enrolled in grades 10, 8, 5, and 1, the tenth grader pays full tuition, the eighth grader receives a 5% discount, and the fifth and first graders receive a 10% discount.
Barrie offers a tuition insurance plan through DEWAR. The Tuition Refund Plan is a unique form of insurance that provides families the opportunity to protect their tuition investment. The program refunds a portion of the unused annual tuition and insured fees when students are withdrawn or dismissed for covered reasons. To learn more, please see the Plan Brochure or visit the DEWAR website.
Barrie is committed to providing bright, motivated, curious students with an unparalleled education regardless of their ability to pay. More than $5 million is awarded each year to families with demonstrated need.
Barrie offers tuition assistance based on financial need, the number of applicants, and availability of funds to new and returning families. In order to financially assist as many families as possible, the school grants awards based on a percentage of full need.
Deadline to Apply: January 15
Applications for financial aid and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline by the Office of Admission and Financial Aid for first round consideration. After this date, financial aid decisions are made on a rolling basis depending on availability of funds.
Families are encouraged to apply annually for financial aid directly through the TADS website.
Please note: All applicants requesting aid must first qualify for admission. Financial aid is available for age 3 and up.
- Should our family apply for financial aid?
- How many students receive financial aid?
- Does Barrie School offer scholarships?
- Will my award automatically renew every year?
- Will my child's experience be different at Barrie if we accept an award?
- How do you decide who gets an award?
- What if I am divorced or unmarried?
Approximately 56% of our students from age 3 to grade 12 receive financial aid. Students age 12 months - 2 years old are not eligible. Please note: Not all students who qualify may receive funds.
A student’s acceptance or denial to the school is based solely on merit without regard to a request for financial aid. While we try to meet the financial need of admitted students, admission to Barrie School is not a guarantee of financial assistance.
Because our resources are limited, some students who are admitted and who qualify for financial aid may not receive an award. If funds are insufficient to cover every accepted applicant's need, we fund first the student who, in the opinion of the admission committee, will contribute most positively to the student body. Those who are accepted and qualify, but do not receive an award, will be placed on a financial aid waiting list should funds become available.
Since we try to make awards at the time students are accepted, financial aid forms must be completed and submitted on time. It is advantageous to have the financial aid file complete when the admission decision is made.
As financial aid is based on a parent's ability to pay, we ask each family to reapply for financial aid each year. Financial aid awards are reviewed annually on the basis of the family’s current financial status and the student's performance during the past year. Students are expected to demonstrate diligence in their academic subjects, maintain acceptable citizenship standards, and contribute positively to the school community. Positive parental contribution to the life of the school community is also evaluated when returning students apply for aid. Current families with past due accounts will not be considered for financial aid for the following year until their accounts are brought up-to-date. Financial aid requests for returning students who qualify for assistance are funded first.
- The Financial Aid Committee reviews the Report of Family Contribution (RFC) which is computed by TADS and serves as a guideline for financial aid decisions. The RFC does not bind the school to any specific award. The Financial Aid Committee considers many factors in its financial aid decisions including:
- income (both taxable and non-taxable),
- assets (home equity, real estate, savings, stocks, etc.),
- number of dependents,
- age of parent(s), and
- number of children attending tuition-charging schools or full-time day care.
The Committee also considers variables including:
- earning potential for a spouse not employed outside the home,
- automobiles (fair market and/or lease value),
- recreational vehicles,
- second homes,
- vacation expenses, and
- student travel/enrichment activities.
In accordance with the TADS guidelines, assets of both natural parents are considered in determining need.
In keeping with the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid, Barrie School considers tuition the responsibility of both parents. Accordingly, both natural parents must complete a Financial Aid application and provide required documents. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis depending on several factors. In cases where applications are completed by non-married parents, information is kept separate and confidential and will never be shared lwith the other parent.
If parents have separated or divorced, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to ask the non-custodial parent to complete the financial aid process as required of the custodial parent. If either parent has remarried, the Financial Aid Committee will also consider the income and assets of the stepparent. Failure to submit any portion of the required documentation may result in financial aid not being awarded.