From the Head of School

Welcome to Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences!
Barnesville makes the most of the small class settings and personalized teaching only available at an independent private school. Our integrated cross-curricular approach helps students understand key relationships between subjects, strengthening critical thinking and comprehension of real-world concepts. Teachers have the freedom to tailor their instruction to individual learning styles and use their endless creativity to bring lessons to life for each student.

Our unique emphasis on community and responsibility to one another is what we call The Barnesville Way. Each morning, we greet students in car line before our school-wide morning meeting and take time to learn what is going on in each child's world. We model mutual respect by shaking each student's hand to start the day. We value every individual's point of view and seek to be as inclusive as possible while maintaining a challenging and stimulating learning environment.

While our website provides an abundance of information, I urge you to visit Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences in-person to see firsthand the benefits of a Barnesville education. We look forward to seeing you and shaking your hand as well!

Susanne Johnson
Head of School

List of 4 items.

  • Accreditation

    Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS). Ten-year re-accreditation earned in 2015.
  • Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees, whose membership includes the Head of School, provides governance for Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences.

    Executive Committee:
    Justin Shay, Board Chair
    Katie Hecklinger, Vice Chair     
    Rochelle Hargraves, Treasurer     
    Susanne Johnson, Head of School

    Board Members:
    Jennifer Bryan, Advancement Chair
    Dario Cavazos, Finance Committee Member
    Eric Gannon, Facilities Chair
    Dale Glass, Strategic Planning Committee Member
    Steven Quan, Finance Committee Member
    Tatyana Riley, BPC Liaison
    Tom Stevens, Planning Chair
    Josh Weinberg, Governance Chair
    Gary Williams, Audit Chair
  • Strategic Plan

    Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.
  • Schedule a Visit

    Experience "The Barnesville Way" firsthand by visiting us on-campus. 

    If you would like to RSVP for a private virtual tour, please fill out this form and our admissions director will be in touch shortly.

Barnesville School

21830 Peach Tree Road
PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838
p: 301.972.0341