Outdoor Learning at Barnesville School

Our beautiful 30-acre campus in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve is our extended classroom, enabling us to integrate NATURE into our everyday LEARNING.
Barnesville is proud to be the only accredited independent school in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve. In our unique location and beautiful setting, we seek to bring our students into direct connection with nature and the agricultural community. In addition to our science curriculum, students average 60 minutes/day outside learning and playing.

During the first month of school, students enjoyed many outdoor learning opportunities! Our Middle School students moved art class outside to create watercolor landscape paintings of campus. Kindergarten students experimented with new art techniques by creating bark rubbings using the many different trees on campus.

At Barnesville School, we are fortunate to have a HUGE school garden!  Classes have been tending to their garden beds in our school garden. 2nd-grade students worked hard to weed their bed and then planted radishes they will harvest later this fall.

Middle School clubs have also been meeting outside! Our STEM club worked outdoors to engineer roller coasters using a variety of materials.

Outdoor learning is woven into the fabric of #TheBarnesvilleWay!
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Barnesville School

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