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"The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge." – Thomas Berger

Students don’t just study SCIENCE, they experience and explore it through HANDS-ON experiments and FIELD STUDIES including PARTNERSHIPS with local scientific and environmental organizations.

The Barnesville School is ideally situated to provide our students with outstanding opportunities to expand their scientific and environmental knowledge. Located in the heart of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve, yet just minutes from the Technology Corridor, the School has a host of natural and technical resources available.

Barnesville provides dedicated science instruction beginning in Lower School, and utilizes a full science laboratory and classroom, complete with a SMART board and weather station. In addition, the science space includes: lab stations with sinks, trout in the classroom tank, microscopes, many collections of rock and mineral samples, two large whale bone fossils discovered at Calvert Cliffs, two classroom corn snakes, two life-sized skeleton models, and a Van de Graaff generator.

Our science and environmental education program seeks to cultivate in our students a strong understanding and appreciation of human activities and natural systems, as well as provide a scientific and technical foundation that will enable them to play meaningful roles and make wise choices for sustainability. We teach and model environmentally responsible practices and emphasize experiential learning through direct interaction with local resources. Barnesville students regularly investigate the outdoors on our 30 acres of fields, woodlands, and streams.

Our robust science curriculum is enhanced through partnerships with local science, environmental and educational institutions as well as a guest speaker series featuring parents working in scientific fields.

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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