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Head of School Susanne Johnson shares information about educational, parenting, and child development issues.

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AIMS: Seven Questions With Susanne Johnson

AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools) profiles a new school leader in each issue of Insights in a series entitled Seven Questions With...

The May 2017 edition featured Head of School at The Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences, Ms. Susanne Johnson.

Read the Q&A here.

Posted by Jan Hyland on Friday May 19, 2017 at 09:55PM
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The Benefits of the Preschool Through 8th Grade Model -- Why Loving Your School Means You Eventually Need to Find a Different One

There isn’t a year that goes by that we are not begged by our families to consider expanding to include a high school. I heard from one parent recently, “If only my child could stay here through 12th grade, all would be perfect. We hate the thought of having to leave this community that is like a …

Posted by Jan Hyland on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 05:09PM
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The Value of Shared Values

Events around the world and nationally remind us that our work here at the Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences is vitally important. It is our job to prepare students for success in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world, and that world continues to change at a breath-taking pace. It …

Posted by Jan Hyland on Sunday December 11, 2016 at 03:09PM
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Buddy Bench Supports Barnesville’s Core Values

Educating the whole child has always been “The Barnesville Way.” Character education is critical to fulfilling our mission of providing a joyful and supportive learning environment for the development of excellence in each of us. We are fortunate that families embrace our core values -- kindness, …

Posted by Jan Hyland on Sunday December 11, 2016 at 03:07PM
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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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