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Barrie School 3

Posted December 18, 2015
- a community member
For the amount of tuition, I would expect to not be harangued so much for money every step of the way. That said, Barrie has some great points and negatives as well. Humanities and Foreign Language is where I feel that Barrie really shines. Both are handled in a novel way that can not be readily found elsewhere. Math is the worst. It is such an important subject, but my child's math teacher regularly acted like she hated teaching, and disliked the students. She barely taught, didn't grade homework or bother responding to requests about grades and talked around pretty much every issue. I consider the math class a waste of the school year. Other subjects, like art, were nice but nothing super special. Low focus on field trips, but they do a lot of hands-on stuff on campus. Science is mediocre at best. Kristin works really hard for everyone and I think she has an even hand in dealing with the students. I also felt that she really understood what it takes to be a good administrator. Some issues, like chronic theft were left unaddressed. There was some bullying as well of exchange students and that was a tragedy for a school that is otherwise so very open and tolerant. You can get most of what you get at Barrie for much less elsewhere. Fall trips and hopeful the Spring study week (off campus activities, many overnight or overseas) were a highlight. The high price just isn't justified, however, especially with the growing class sizes. Don't believe what you read elsewhere about 6 kids per teacher…in some of my child's classes it is over 20, and at this price point, that shouldn't be the case.

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Grateful to: Staff member

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
Shannon and administrator Kristin are outstanding. They are regularly available and committed to students and community.


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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
Overall most of the teachers are exceptional. Energetic motivated and you can tell love what they do

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Amount of homework: Just right

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
Good balance between classes and subjects. Teachers work together to make sure it is evenly balanced and right amount.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
Since it is a small environments students are not able to hide and coast (as my child did in public school). They are challenged to be active learners and engage.


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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
One of the top things it does is create respect for all through classroom learning, co-curricular activities, and in community events.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
One of the strongest elements of the school and community. The curriculum enforces it with service-learning and it is reinforced in all social interactions.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
One of the top values at Barrie is honesty, integrity and fairness. I witness it daily in the relationships my children have with their friends and the teachers at Barrie. There is a true sense of respect for all and value for every person. A friend , in public school, said to my child the other day, "The popular kids are so mean" (in public school). My child who is at barrie in middle school said to his friend, "What is a popular kid?" At Barrie everyone is cared for equally and given respect equally.


Barrie School 5

Posted December 14, 2015
- a parent
My children have been at Barrie for the past 2 years having come from the top public school system in the state. Our experience in the middle school has been exceptional. Hands-on learning, respect for all students and diversity, highly supportive staff and teachers, and a rigorous curriculum. My children are thriving and loving it. Lots of individualized attention and understanding that children learn in different ways. My kids feel supported and cared for, but are becoming strong independent learners and thinkers who will be highly successful in the future. We value the diverse culture at Barrie and the true sense of community that is created. Teachers have been exceptional.

Barrie School 5

Posted July 17, 2015
- a parent
My children have been at Barrie for 10 years. The faculty and staff deliver a rich and rigorous program that teaches students to think. The opportunities offered to students middle and upper school include engaging academic, athletic, artistic, outdoorsy, and international programs. The Campus is beautiful. Students build close relationships with their classmates and their teachers. The proof is in their graduates and current students. You need to visit the campus and see what Barrie is all about!

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Barrie School
13500 Layhill Road, Silver Spring, MD  20906
(301) 576-2800
Last modified Barrie School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Barrie School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 100 reviews. Top