Barrie School

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13500 Layhill Rd

Silver Spring, MD 20906

(301) 576-2800

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Grades: PK - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 330

Students Per Teacher: 5

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71 Parent Reviews for Barrie School

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/03/15

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/25/14

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. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/03/14

Barrie School provides a supportive, innovative, and peaceful learning environment. Once you step onto the campus, it is evident that the students enjoy learning. It has a wonderful 45 acre campus which serves as a classroom for the students. Faculty and staff at Barrie are very supportive and clearly ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/30/14

Sensational facility! I have never seen a more compassionate group of teachers and I can honestly say that I think I looked at almost every private preschool in Montgomery county. This school blew my socks off and continues to daily. The campus is every kids dream. They have nature trails, stables, a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/20/14

BARRIE SCHOOL is a great school! The teachers are highly skilled, nurturing, and very involved. AFter 8 years at Barrie we are consistently impressed wtih the high quality of the teachers. The education is balanced with academics and the arts allowing the children to tap into their creativity. We highly ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/26/13

Do not waste money by sending your kid to this school. This is one of the worst experience I have ever had. The kids enrolled at other Montessori schools are equally or more smarter. Teachers think they are smart and do not take care of the kids and their education. This school is interested in only ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/02/13

Upper School Review: Barrie provides an utter lack of academic rigor and a paltry electives component - especially in the arts and athletics department. Disciplinary actions are inconsistent and lack follow-through. For a school that emphasizes the harmonious development of the "whole child," I find ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/02/13

My only regret about Barrie is that I did not send my son there sooner. He came in 8th grade after a terrible experience in public middle school in one of the "best" school districts in the nation. At Barrie, he got the individual attention he needed. His ADHD was understood and taken into account -- ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/25/13

My daughter started Barrie this year in the mddle school and we are very happy. Barrie is a perfect fit for her. She is thriving both academically and socially. We have found the teachers to be exceptional and very accessible. The teaching staff sets the kids up for success which is so important. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/13

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Silver Spring schools — Barrie School is located at 13500 Layhill Rd, Silver Spring MD 20906. 13500 Layhill Rd is in the 20906 ZIP code in Silver Spring, MD Barrie School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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