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
Mission: We are dedicated to providing a joyful and supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of us. JOY. SUPPORT. EXCELLENCE.
Approach: CROSS-CURRICULAR teaching encourages students to EXPLORE how subjects relate to one another, helping them to make CONNECTIONS that spark INQUIRY and deepen understanding.
Accreditation: Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS); earned 10-year re-accreditation in 2015
Green School: Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education Certified Green School since 2011
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)
Student Body: Barnesville students are JOYFUL learners who IMAGINE, EXPLORE, GROW, & ACHIEVE
115 Students in Preschool-8th Grade
- Preschool - Early Childhood 3's & Pre-K
- Lower School - Kindergarten - 4th Grade
- Middle Schol - 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Average Class Size:
- Lower School 10
- Middle School 15
- 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Teaching Faculty: 21 teachers (1/3 hold Master's Degrees); average years of teaching experience: 17
Campus: 30 acres in the heart of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Maryland; Certified as a Maryland Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE)
Diversity: 32% of our students identify as belonging to a minority group
Financial Aid: 23% of our families receive need-based variable tuition
Geographic Representation: Barnesville has drawn families from the following communities:
- 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, Lovettsville
Bus Transportation: Bus service is available from the following communities:
Athletic Teams: 7 Competitive Sports 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 & 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.