Barrie School


Programming Note:  Please join our Head of Admissions John Wilson Sunday at 3pm to discuss Barrie School, our commitment to diversity, and our programs for children 12 months through grade 12.  


Barrie School is a progressive independent school, serving students from 12 months to Grade 12, that inspires excellence, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility through innovation in learning. Our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (12 months to Grade 5) to Project-Based Learning (Grade 6 to Grade 12)—cultivates learning that lasts. Offering challenging educational experiences that unlock intrinsic motivation and innovation in both students and faculty. Our community fosters a deep sense of belonging and empowers and honors student voice and responsibility. Coming together in our truly diverse student body of engaged citizens confident to be themselves, bringing diverse and inclusive worldviews.

Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Barrie School provides an extraordinary learning environment integrating local, national and global educational opportunities. Our 45-acre campus is home to the world-renowned Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies— one of the largest school-based teacher training programs in the country— and Barrie Camp, a Washington, D.C. area tradition since the 1950s.

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For more information email or our Director of Admissions, John Wilson


Contact Name: John Wilson
Street: 13500 Layhill Road
City: Silver Spring, MD 20906
Email Address:
Phone Number: 301-576-2860
Level: Silver