Barnesville at a Glance

"I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott 

Founded: 1969 by Bazy Tankersley

Affiliation: Independent, non-sectarian day school

2013-2014 Enrollment: 167 students

Average Class Size: 12
Lower School (grades EC-4): 84
Middle School (grades 5-8): 83

Teaching Faculty: 22

Average years of teaching experience: 17

Campus: 50 acres in the heart of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Maryland

Geographic Representation:

  • Montgomery County: Barnesville, Boyds, Brookville, Clarksburg, Damascus, Darnestown, Dickerson, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville
  • Frederick County: Adamstown, Frederick, Ijamsville, Monrovia, Point of Rocks, Urbana, Walkersville
  • Carroll County: Mt. Airy
  • Loudoun County: Leesburg

Bus Transportation: To support our families, we currently provide bus transportation in the Clarksburg, Germantown, Gaithersburg, and Kentlands areas. We are considering adding alternate routes in the ares of Poolesville, Urbana, and Frederick.

Athletic Teams: Teams (Grades 5-8): Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Girls Lacrosse, Boys Lacrosse, and Cross Country

School Year: Each school year typically begins the Wednesday following Labor Day and ends during the second week in June.

Before and After School Care: Early Birds runs from 7 until 7:45 a.m. and Kids Club operates from the end of the school day until 6 p.m.

Accreditation: Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)

Memberships: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent Education (IE), Gaithersburg/Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC)

An independent private school in
Montgomery County, Maryland
offering  innovative preschool
through 8th grade programs.

Barnesville School

21830 Peach Tree Road
PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838

p: 301.972.0341
f: 301.972.4076


We offer a vigorous academic program for students as well as engaging, hands-on learning experiences.


Our positive, supportive learning environment promotes imagination, exploration, personal growth, and achievement.

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