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21830 Peach Tree Road, PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838
About Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,980
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid
From Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences

Barnesville students are joyful learners who imagine, explore, grow, and achieve.

The Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences offers an innovative preschool through 8th grade education that integrates the humanities, art, math, and science. Cross-curricular teaching encourages students to explore how subjects relate to one another, helping them make connections that spark inquiry and deepen understanding.

Barnesville’s mission of joy, support, and excellence frames a learning environment that is far from standard. Small classes enable skilled teachers to engage each child in an academically challenging environment. Our 30-acre campus in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve is our extended classroom, and we integrate nature into everyday learning.

Barnesville is an independent, non-sectarian day school accredited through the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and certified as a Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.

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Cross-Curricular Learning

Barnesville's strong INTERDISCIPLINARY foundation prepares students for success in an increasingly diverse and INTERCONNECTED world. Teachers COLLABORATE on CROSS-CURRICULAR projects designed to help students make CONNECTIONS across subjects.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
136
Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
19
Part-Time Teachers
2

Students

Students
136
Gender
  • Female
    49%
  • Male
    51%
Student Diversity
  • White
    56.6%
  • Multiracial
    14.7%
  • Asian
    11%
  • Hispanic
    9.6%
  • African American
    7.4%
  • Native American
    0.7%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$17,185
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $106,287
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,742
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $476,500
    National
    $184,700

    Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Reviews

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    We have been a Barnesville School family for four years! Living in Frederick County, we were limited by the private school options available to us and the classroom sizes for Frederick County public schools are simply too large. That's why we chose to place our daughter at Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences.

    The School's commitment to inclusivity and diversity is a major reason why we love being a part of this community. Also, as an outdoor-centric family, supporters of the arts, and lovers of all-things scientific, we could not have picked a better school. Our daughter has access to nature, STEM, drama, music, art, athletics, and a community culture that cherishes its members.
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    We had 2 daughters that were "lifers" at Barnesville, meaning they attended the school from Pre-K through 8th grade. They graduated 8th grade well prepared for high school and had several options to choose from.

    I rate the academics at Barnesville very high, but what the real value to me was in the character development that my girls experienced at Barnesville. They left Barnesville as strong confident young women able to express their ideas clearly and confidently as well as show respect for others ideas and opinions.

    Additionally, the extra-curricular activities are very inclusive. If your child wants an opportunity to participate in a play or a sport they are going to be encouraged and included no matter what their skill level. For our family this played a big part in developing self-confidence, teamwork and leadership and gave us as parents an opportunity to show our support cheering for them at the various events they participated in.
    Both our children attend Barnesville and we could not be happier with their growth, both academically and socially. Our 4 year old started with the EC3 program, which provided her with a lot of outdoor play, a small and encouraging environment allowing her confidence to grow, and amazing educators that really cared about her development. Our 6 year old entered Barnesville as a kindergartner and we could not have imagined a better environment for him. His education was really tailored to his ability and needs, and the small classroom size really allowed him to come out of his shell and thrive in many areas both academically and socially. The educators and staff at Barnesville are dedicated to fostering an environment where each student can be the best version of themselves, while learning at their own pace and ability and building strong relationships with their peers.