13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Barrie School is a progressive independent school, serving students from 3 months to grade 12, inspiring excellence, intrinsic motivation and responsibility through innovation. Our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (3 months to grade 6) to Project-Based Learning (PBL) (grades 6 to 12)—cultivates learning that lasts. Our community fosters a deep sense of confidence and belonging within our diverse student body. Lower School offers hands-on Montessori education that focuses on the uniqueness of each child, and supports optimum learning. Middle and Upper School offers a PBL curriculum for students in Grades 6 through 12 engaging students in deep memorable learning, inspiring a love for and personal connection to their academic experience.

Located in Silver Spring, MD, 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.

Grades: 3 months-Grade 12 
Gender: Co-ed 
Total number of students: 375 
Average class size: 16 
Student/teacher ratio: Lower School, 13:1;  Middle-Upper School, 10:1 
Religious affiliation: N/A 
Seniors with National Merit recognition: N/A 
Grade foreign language first offered: 6 
Languages offered: Spanish, French,Independent Study 
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $21,480 
Annual tuition for grade 12: $36,210 (includes books) 
Students receiving financial aid: 47% 
Uniform: No 
Bus transportation: Yes 
Number of AP courses offered: 4 
Students scoring 3+ on AP exams: 13 
Varsity sports: Soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, track & field 
Interscholastic sports (middle): Flag football, track & field, soccer, cross country, basketball  
Number of art studios:
Theater productions per year:
Music ensembles: 5 
Accreditations/Affiliations: American Montessori Society, Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Independent Schools, Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools
Founded: 1932