Barrie School

13500 Layhill Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20906 | | 301-576-2800

Overview of school type:

  • Schedule: Full day or half day / part time with early drop-off, afternoon enrichment, and late pickup options
  • Not a parent co-op
  • Curriculum: Montessori
  • Secular
  • Language offerings: Weekly Spanish or Mandarin depending on children’s ages

Profile: Barrie is an independent school located on a beautiful 45-acre wooded campus in Silver Spring, only minutes away from the nation’s capital.

Barrie is ideal for students from age 12 months through grade 12 seeking individual attention with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Barrie’s rigorous academic program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on learning. Students search beyond the obvious for answers, explore topics and issues from many perspectives, and share their own ideas with peers and teachers in a diverse and engaging community.

For our youngest students through grade 5, Barrie offers a Montessori curriculum with a multi-sensory approach to learning, enabling students to reach beyond their grasp, put theory into practice, and ask pertinent questions. Barrie Prep (grades 6–8 and 9–12) provides a challenging and supportive environment, preparing students to become successful college graduates, active citizens, and leaders in the global community.

Enrichment offerings: Students can sign up for enrichment opportunities during extended care.

Class schedule:

  • 18 months/Primary 2/Primary 3:
    • M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • 3 days/week, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Primary 4 – 3rd grade: M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Before care: Begins 7 a.m.
  • Aftercare: Until 6 p.m.

Openings for 2019–2020: Please inquire

Openings for 2020–2021: Yes

Minimum enrollment age: 12 months by Sept. 1; for primary ages, child must be of age by Sept. 1

Due date for enrollment applications: Mid-January, with late enrollment option

Last updated: Sept. 12, 2019

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