Learning Through Play

Sending your child to a HIGH-QUALITY preschool is one of the most important steps you can take as a parent.


Research shows that strong early education sets students up for success in school and in life. During these critical years, they’ll build academic foundations while developing socially, emotionally, and physically. Preschool students at Barnesville School explore core subject areas such as reading, math, science, and history through stimulating and developmentally appropriate lessons, putting in place the building blocks for all future learning. The experience is enhanced by music, foreign language, library time, and other enriching activities.

We offer two distinct preschool programs: Early Childhood (EC) for 3-year-olds and Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) for 4-year-olds. Both are half-day, morning programs with an optional afternoon enrichment.

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  • Early Childhood Program

    For most, our early childhood program is a first exposure to formal education. In a joyful and nurturing environment, a genuine love for learning is fostered early on. Three-year-old students take in new information at an exceptional rate. Our teachers leverage their natural curiosity through hands-on learning experiences. Students put on their chef's hats and try their hands at muffin making. Each year, our EC curriculum is filled with new and exciting adventures.
  • Pre-Kindergarten Program

    Four-year-olds need to master certain foundational skills before entering kindergarten. Our pre-kindergarten program focuses not only on academic readiness, but on valuable social and emotional skills that are vital for learning in collaboration with others. A thematically based curriculum introduces core subject areas through real-world experiences.
  • P.E.

    Preschool students have P.E. two times per week for 20 minutes.

Barnesville School

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