BARRIE SCHOOL

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13500 LAYHILL RD
SILVER SPRING, MD 20906
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Phone: 301-576-2800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 7:1
  • Students/Grade: 23.6
  • Number Students: 330
  • Number Teachers: 31
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr Charles Abelmann
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (77 ratings)
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    School Reviews (72 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-19
    "We have been at the school for 5 years. Overall, it has been a good experience in the lower elementary Montessori program. We have had some terrific, responsive and caring teachers. It has been an excellent fit for our child. As a parent, you know your child best- so look at the school with her/him in mind and ask yourself whether they would thrive in such an environment? It is a beautiful, calm, safe environment, with small classes and Montessori through 5th grade. Definitely a unique school in the hustle-bustle dc/md/va area."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-06
    "When I decided to go to the barrie school it seemed like a good idea, but it was the opposite. It's so flipping disorganized I never know what's going on. I am currently a sophomore, and I feel that teachers are always coming down hard on me and my classmates. Their ability to plan lessons is pathetic, and I get scolded too often for not knowing EXACTLY what's going on. I hate the bad attitudes some of them always seem to have, and I'm tired of being in constant confusion."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-03
    "Barrie's student body changed drastically a few years ago under pressure to maintain enrollment. Students not normally admitted were brought in with issues and problems, some of them severe. Barrie was not equipped to support these students, and results in some cases were disastrous. Most surprising was their lack of awareness of the precarious position in which they put themselves and their students. Shocking examples of student-on-student behavior were know to the staff, but nothing done about it. A dangerous way to run a school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-25
    "The Barrie school is a very competitive school to gain admissions. Having said that, I still firmly believe that the school takes students based off of a level of success they seem to display upon "the visit". If you have a child that doesn't "shine" they won't take her/him. They seem to only want kids that have the highest potential and that's NOT at all what Montessori is about. Sadly they do rely on and try to maintain a reputation. I just think they should be honest with parents and caregivers about what they are looking for and why instead of having parents and kids go through an admissions process that's really a dead end street."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-03
    "We enrolled our toddler in the new pre-K (18 mo-2 yrs) program this year and we have been thrilled with our experience. A typical day has involved classroom work time squeezing fresh orange juice, exploring the creek, making milkweed mud balls to plant food for Monarch butterflies, and feeding the ponies. He just turned 2 and has developed language and gross motor skills through the roof and the ability to verbalize his feelings in surprisingly complex and delightful ways. He has weekly class time with Spanish, music, and phys ed specialists, as well as extraordinary full-time early child development educators. He was pottying and dressing himself at school by the time he was 2. We also love that they have a full-time nurse because he has asthma and food allergies and she has always been very vigilant. The older students come to occasionally work with the little kids, which is mutually beneficial, and students of all ages know our child by name. By the time Spring Carnival rolled around, we realized that our toddler had a social life that far extended beyond his little class of 6 kids. We love Barrie School and are blessed to have it in our neighborhood."
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