18 months - Grade 5
Advanced Montessori Studies
Barrie Physics Students Design and Launch a Space Balloon
Barrie School's first High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Project strove to answer the question, "How can we do science in the stratosphere, and what does it take to get there?"
To tackle this project, our 9th graders used their creativity, research skills, and teamwork to design experiments, engineer a capsule to carry their scientific “payload,” and return it safely to the earth. To accomplish this, the students identified and tackled a series of engineering challenges involving overall design, instrumentation, the impacts of extreme temperatures and pressures, and payload recovery.
Congratulation to Colleen Dunn, Barrie's 10th grade Humanities teacher for being named Nat Geo's Educator of the Week!
Learn more about the way Colleen engages students and helps them connect to history in the Nat Geo Educator Spotlight: Tracing the Footsteps of the Vikings.
Barrie senior Genesis Jefferson has been named one of ten extraordinary teens in Bethesda Magazine's 2018 Extraordinary Teen Awards.
Genesis is known for her commitment to leadership, activism, equity, and the arts. Congratulations, Genesis!
Signature STEAM courses are well underway. These courses enhance Barrie's program in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics: