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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," by Susanne Johnson, Head of School

Areas We Serve

Located in Dickerson, Maryland, Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is home to students from a wide range of Washington, D.C., suburbs along the I-270 corridor. We are the sole accredited independent school in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve and pleased to welcome families from across the region.

As a member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Barnesville provides an innovative preschool through 8th grade education that integrates the humanities, art, math, and science where skilled teachers engage each child in an academically challenging environment.

Families choose Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences because we offer:

  • Small class sizes (7:1 student-to-teacher ratio)
  • A joyful learning environment that promotes imagination, exploration, growth, and achievement
  • Cross-curricular teaching that deepens understanding
  • Convenient location, just 15 minutes from Germantown & Frederick
  • Before-and after-school care from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Exciting athletics and fine arts programs
  • Bus service (from Kentlands, Clarksburg, Urbana, and Frederick)

Students from the following communities have attended Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences:

Montgomery County: Barnesville, Boyds, Brookville, Clarksburg, Damascus, Darnestown, Dickerson, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville

Frederick County: Adamstown, Frederick, Ijamsville, Monrovia, Point of Rocks, Urbana, Walkersville

Carroll County: Mt. Airy

Loudoun County: Leesburg, Lovettsville

Visit Us

We would love to show you around! Scheduling a tour gives you an opportunity to explore our facilities, meet our faculty, and see firsthand why families from so many neighborhoods call Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences home.

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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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