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About Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences...
Address
21830 Peach Tree Road, PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838
Telephone
(301) 972-0341

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,220
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.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
128
Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
21
Part-Time Teachers
8

Students

Students
128
Gender
  • Female
    53%
  • Male
    47%
Student Diversity
  • White
    78%
  • Multiracial
    7.3%
  • Asian
    5.5%
  • Hispanic
    4.6%
  • African American
    2.8%
  • Native American
    0.9%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.9%
    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-
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $103,178
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,693
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $467,500
    National
    $184,700

    Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Reviews

    3 reviews
    We came to Barnesville School for an educational preschool environment for our 4 year old twins and stayed because of the high quality staff, low teacher-student ratio and amazing opportunities afforded to students at this wonderful school. Our twins are now thriving in high school and our youngest will graduate Barnesville soon. The early introduction to public speaking (as early as kindergarten!), has made our children confident and poised young adults, and has prepared them well for challenges in high school and life. The supportive and encouraging environment in athletics and the arts allowed them to stretch beyond their perceived abilities and achieve. It allowed them to believe in themselves and the confidence to try new activities and clubs in high school without hesitation. Thanks to Barnesville we have confident, courageous and kind kids who are ready to take on high school (and the world!).
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    This was my child’s first year here, in middle school, and it has been a fabulous experience. I didn't think we'd find a school with as rich a curriculum as our last school, but we have. My child was a transfer student, so the transition was important to me. The school community was so welcoming, and provided multiple opportunities for my child to get to know future classmates.

    Barnesville truly provides a whole-child approach. Academics are top-notch. But the school really shines in its balanced approach to arts and science, indoor and outdoor instruction and play, and its nurturing approach to social- emotional skill building. Literature choices were thoughtful. Math instruction was solid. The arts program is unmatched in this area.

    And finally, the teachers. To me, it's the faculty who are the cornerstone of a superior education. We've all had a teacher who has transformed our lives. There are many here at this school who do just that.
    Teachers were terrible. Racist and forced another teacher to quit. Talked behind students backs. (Only a couple of them, but they were in charge)