Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Head of School Susanne Johnson announced that the School earned re-certification as a Maryland Green School by The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). To receive this distinction, Barnesville demonstrated achievement in three areas: curriculum and instruction, community partnerships, and best management practices.
Mrs. Johnson thanked faculty for their role: "I am excited to share that we have achieved our re-certification as a Maryland Green School! Thank you to everyone for their hard work documenting our initiatives. A special thank you to Tara Barnhart for her leadership as our Arts & Sciences Coordinator."
A MAEOE press release explained that our school has demonstrated and documented a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement into our daily operations. This award signifies that our school has made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing the environmental impact of our school.
The School's re-certification application is available to view as a website: http://barnesvillegreenschool2019.weebly.com. Barnesville first received Green School certification in 2011 and re-certification 2015.
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is an independent private school in Montgomery County, Maryland offering innovative preschool through 8th grade programs. Cross-curricular teaching encourages students to explore how subjects relate to one another, helping them to make connections that spark inquiry and deepen understanding. Small classes enable skilled teachers to engage each child in an academically challenging environment. Our 30-acre campus is our extended classroom, and we integrate nature into everyday learning.