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What it means to be a school of Arts & Sciences.

"The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed—it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions." – Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Academics-- ARTS & SCIENCES in Action

Our teaching encourages students to EXPLORE how subjects relate to one another, helping them to make CONNECTIONS that spark inquiry and deepen understanding.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum covering the core subjects of language arts, math, science, and social studies, along with additional disciplines such as Spanish, art, music, library, digital literacy, and physical education.

We apply a cross-curricular approach to learning in order for students to better grasp concepts that span different subjects—for example, the links between art and history, math and science, literature and social studies. This enables students to gain a deeper understanding of relationships between subjects and strengthens their ability to identify new connections in the world around them.

We incorporate the use and study of technology in our curriculum and make extensive use of our natural campus setting to support appreciation and respect for the environment.

Under the leadership of division heads, students are able to maintain inclusive academic schedules that still provide time for the outdoors, recess, clubs, and extracurricular activities. Students are able to learn in a variety of ways, allowing both academic and social development. A focus on the whole child—including physical, academic, social, and emotional dimensions—is emphasized throughout the curriculum.

An independent private school in
Montgomery County, Maryland
offering innovative preschool
through 8th grade programs.

Barnesville School

21830 Peach Tree Road
PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838

p: 301.972.0341
f: 301.972.4076


We offer a vigorous academic program for students as well as engaging, hands-on learning experiences.


Our positive, supportive learning environment promotes imagination, exploration, personal growth, and achievement.

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