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.
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.
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Reviews
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.
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.