My name is Daniella Kyei, and I attended Barrie for the 2004-2005 school year. The experiences I had there, in that 9 month period I think speaks to the kind of place Barrie is, and the type of leaders Barrie helps mold and create.
Sam Arora spent 14 years at Barrie, from Pre-K all the way through 12th grade. Since then, he has embodied the results of a Barrie education and put it to tremendous and varied use.
Back in the early 1990s, it was not unusual to encounter someone walking around with long hair on the top of his head, with the back and sides shaved. At Barrie, that someone was Aryaman (Ary) Shalizi (Class of 1993). While his hairstyle is long gone, Ary's Barrie education continues to pay dividends, both personally and professionally.
"Barrie is a special place. You really do not understand the value until you're out." Amanda Archer spent more than 14 years at Barrie, from pre-k through graduation. She is considered a "lifer" and recalls a number of positive experiences during her tenure as a student.
Theo's journey at Barrie began where many others started — middle school. After attending international school for his elementary education, he entered public school, where his social and intellectual maturity stagnated. In the fall of 2005, Theo enrolled in the Barrie School, where he spent treasured years of his life.