On Campus Learning

Open for In-Person Schooling

Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is delighted to welcome students in ALL grade levels back to campus for in-person instruction. We will also continue to provide a virtual option for students who are still unable to return in person. We will continue to accept current year applications in limited grades as long as space remains available. If you'd like to schedule a phone call, Zoom conference, or would like a follow up email, please complete our Inquiry Form, and our Director of Admissions will be in touch soon!

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    Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences has identified four guiding principles that help to inform our decisions as we return to campus: safety; our mission; return to on-campus instruction; and flexibility, adaptability, and grace. These principles take into account our Mission and are aligned with what we learned from Distance Learning this spring as well as parent feedback from our parent survey and Faculty feedback.
  • Safety

    The safety of the Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences community is paramount, and all decisions will be made with the physical health and social and emotional well-being of our students, faculty, and staff as our utmost priority.
  • Our Mission

    We will seek to continue to provide a joyful, supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in all of our students, whether on campus or while participating in Distance Learning.
  • Return to On-Campus Instruction

    In-person and on-campus instruction is optimal. Students learn best while on campus and are able to engage with their teachers and fellow classmates. To the best of our ability, and in accordance with official health guidelines, we will seek to provide as much on campus instruction as possible for all of our students every day. 
    We recognize that some families will not be able to have their child/children return to campus or will not be comfortable doing so in the fall. We will provide a hybrid learning option that will allow students who need to participate from home to engage, participate and learn with their peers who are able to be on campus.
  • Flexibility, Adaptability, and Grace

    In this uncertain time, we recognize that any plan we develop will need to be flexible and adaptable to circumstances beyond our control. Changes may impact families in different ways, and to this end, we will continue to provide grace and understanding to all members of our community.


Life On Campus

Community Expectations

The Important Role of Families

In order to provide a safe learning environment for our students and faculty, it is vital that we work in partnership with our families. The number one safety measure that we ask all our families to support, is to keep sick children home. 
We understand that there are some families with higher risk members in the households. We must all do our part to follow state and local health recommendations and regulations to minimize transmission and potential future outbreaks. Your cooperation in this regard is essential.
All members of the Barnesville School community have a shared responsibility to prevent the spread of illness when they are aware or suspect that they have contracted a communicable disease. It is imperative that all members of our school community remain committed to the safety policies and procedures listed in this and future communications to help keep students, staff, and faculty safe.

We ask all members of our community to agree to the following requirements before returning to campus:

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  • Follow Federal, State, and Local Orders

    All families are expected to adhere to the directives of applicable federal, state, and local government health departments, including the CDC, regarding social distancing in public and other measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay Home if Sick

    If your child is sick, you are expected to keep them home from school. Further details regarding our sick policy will be shared later this summer.
  • Travel

    Please Avoid Unnecessary Travel. Families should avoid all unnecessary travel. If your child and/or family have traveled outside the DMV area, we ask that you please notify the School. Families who travel to high risk areas may be asked to quarantine their child(ren) for 14 days upon return.
  • COVID-19 Testing and Notification

    If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must notify the School as soon as possible.
  • Stay Home if Exposed

    If anyone in your household has been notified by the State Health Department that they were in contact with an individual infected with COVID-19, you are asked to notify the School as soon as possible. Based on the circumstance, you may be asked to keep your child home from school for 14 days. During this time, your child will be able to continue classes via hybrid learning.
  • Temperature Checking

    The School will check temperatures of students daily upon arrival at school. If your child presents with a temperature that is higher than 100.0 F, your child will be sent home.
21830 Peach Tree Road
PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838
p: 301.972.0341