Barrie Prep


Barrie Prep is an independent school located on a beautiful 45-acre wooded campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, only minutes away from the nation’s capital. Barrie’s rigorous academic program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on learning. Barrie challenges students to develop communication, critical thinking, leadership, and problem-solving skills to prepare them for college and active citizenship. Provides a safe and natural setting on forty-five acres of woods, fields, streams, and stables where students are encouraged to be themselves and to explore and try new things, accept challenges, and find joy in learning.


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Barrie School combines a natural setting of woods, trails, streams, stables and ponds with thoughtfully designed, award-winning learning environments, performance spaces and athletics facilities. Barrie School provides hands-on learning, highly supportive staff and teachers, a rigorous curriculum, and above all respect for all students.

  “Student learning occurs all over the campus and throughout the city and world. Equally, we strive to foster a commitment to service with projects on campus, as well as organizations locally and globally. We have built partnerships with schools in other countries and a range of local organizations that enhance the experience of students and faculty. We expect our students to gain the advocacy skills to contribute to a more peaceful world, respecting diversity and the environment." - Charles H. Abelmann, Head of School

NICHE Grade: A -

SAT Average: 1090/1600