Family Guide

We hope you find this Guide useful in helping you understand school policies and practices at Barrie. Please take time to read it and discuss the contents with your children where appropriate. The Family Guide is reviewed annually and we continue to benchmark our practices to those recommended by independent school associations.

School-Wide Policies

Lower School Policies (12 months - Grade 5)

Middle & Upper School Policies (Grades 6-12)


Barrie School is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), and adheres to the AIMS Code of Ethics in the areas of Admissions, Financial Aid Administration, Hiring, and Integrity.

AIMS states: To be successful, every independent school needs and expects the cooperation of its parents, who must understand and embrace the school's mission, share its core values, and fully support its curriculum, faculty and staff. When joined by a common set of beliefs and purposes, the independent school and its parents form a powerful team with far-reaching positive effects on children and the entire school community. Review the AIMS Policy and Advisory Statements, and learn more about Best Practices.

Barrie School is a member of, accredited by, or affiliated with, the following associations and organizations:

  • Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
  • American Montessori Society (AMS) - Accredited with non-traditional Montessori age groupings
  • The College Board
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • Independent Education (IE)
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • American Camping Association (ACA)

The policies, rules, and regulations in this Guide apply to all families and their students enrolled at Barrie School. It is the individual's responsibility to be aware of these policies and conduct themselves accordingly as members of our community. The school reserves the right to amend these policies with or without notice. Any policy changes during the current academic year will be posted on the school's web site. If you have questions about the Family Guide or about the policies contained in this publication, please contact your Division Head or the Head of School.