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Arts & Humanities

"Every artist was first an amateur." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Barnesville’s strong INTERDISCIPLINARY foundation prepares students for success in an increasingly diverse and INTERCONNECTED world.

The Arts & Humanities are core components of our curriculum, proven to support learning in other subject areas. We integrate art, literature, and social studies topics to develop cultural awareness and skills to interpret both historical and literary sources so students evolve as thinkers, writers, and citizens.

Multi-media art, such as video, sculpture, photography, and role-playing, is often a component of presentations, giving students opportunities to explore different means of communicating information.

Children in Preschool through eighth grade have regular music classes, and children from kindergarten and up have art classes in the studio.

Homeroom teachers work closely with art, music, and drama teachers to give students guidance and opportunities to express themselves.

Barnesville's partnership with BlackRock Center for the Arts has created additional opportunities for students to collaborate with working artists on exhibits and performances.

All students are involved in musical performances and drama activities at the classroom level, and many choose to participate in seasonal productions for students and families.

In Lower School, our Winter Show musical production and May Day celebration are treasured traditions for students and families alike.

Middle school students have the opportunity to participate in two plays each year, and club time offers more opportunities for arts engagement. Examples of club offerings include, but are not limited to: watercolor painting, dance, scrapbooking, drawing, and karaoke.

In addition to school-based activities, there are also opportunities to participate in a variety of fee-based, teacher-directed, after-school enrichment classes that include poetry, painting, and drama.

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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