Barrie School is a progressive independent school that inspires excellence, intrinsic motivation, and responsibility through innovation in learning. Serving a diverse and inclusive student body, our intentional educational throughline—from Montessori (12 months to Grade 5) to Project-Based Learning (Grade 6 to Grade 12)—cultivates learning that lasts. Our challenging educational experiences unlock intrinsic motivation and innovation in both students and faculty. And our community fosters a deep sense of belonging and honors student voice and responsibility. All of this comes together to create engaged citizens with diverse and inclusive worldviews who are confident to be and advocate for themselves.

Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Barrie School provides an extraordinary learning environment integrating local, national and global educational opportunities. Our 45-acre campus is home to the world-renowned Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies—one of the largest school-based teacher training programs in the country—and Barrie Camp, a Washington, D.C. area tradition since the 1950s.

To empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.

Founded:  1932 Headquartered:  Silver Spring, MD
Middle School Math
13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
United States of America
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Full Time
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Years of Experience:
2 - 5 Years
Level of Education:
Bachelor's Degree


Barrie School seeks candidates for the position of Middle & Upper School Math Teacher with employment beginning on August 22, 2022

About Barrie School 

Established in 1932, Barrie School cultivates intrinsic motivation in students through a progressive and collaborative approach to education. The school currently serves nearly 400 students in two divisions: Barrie Lower School (12-months to 5th grade) and Barrie Middle & Upper School (6th to 12th grade). The school is also the home to the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, a nationally recognized training institute for teachers throughout the region, and Barrie Camp, a day program that serves more than 500 families each summer.

Barrie is located in Silver Spring, Maryland outside Washington, D.C. and within one mile of the Metro subway. Our verdant 45-acre campus of open fields, streams, ponds, forests, and stables provides space for learning, play, and exploration. Barrie encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents through hands-on, experiential learning, which promotes 21st-century outcomes, including:

  • Analytical and creative thinking and problem-solving

  • Complex written and oral communication

  • Leadership and teamwork

  • Digital and quantitative literacy

  • Global perspectives

  • Adaptability, initiative, and risk-taking

  • Integrity and ethical decision-making


Empower individuals to expand their intellectual abilities, develop their creative talents, and discover their passions to make a positive impact in a rapidly changing world.


  • Respect for self, each other, and the environment.

  • Academic excellence

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Active learning

  • Student voice & responsibility

Defining Characteristics

  • Challenges students to develop communication, critical thinking, leadership, and problem-solving skills to prepare them for college and active citizenship

  • Accepts, supports, and celebrates each student’s character, interests, learning style, and potential for limitless growth

  • Teaches respect for self, others, and the environment through hands-on experiences, collaboration, and diversity of thought and culture


Position and qualifications

Barrie Middle & Upper School (grades 6-12) is seeking a Middle & Upper School Math Teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience and a passion for inquiry based education and project-based learning. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or related field required; advanced degree preferred.

  • At least two years teaching experience in independent or public schools.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to antiracist teaching practices, building inclusive community, and personal growth and awareness


  • Teach a total of four sections of 6th grade math, 7th grade math, and Algebra I

  • Advise a group of six to 10 middle or upper school students

  • Attend weekly faculty meetings

  • Work with the Learning Specialist to ensure all students’ needs are being met

  • Lead proactive, transparent communications with families to support students

  • Work with the Dean of Studies on appropriate math placements for students

  • Collaborate with academic leaders and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team to foster inclusivity and belonging in the classroom and community at large

  • Run or co-chaperone an immersive Extended Study Week (ESW) program each year 

  • Perform supervisory and substitute duties as needed in the middle and upper school

  • Fully participate in the life of middle and upper school


  • Embrace, dynamic, student-centered teaching, including project-based learning

  • Use manipulatives and the latest technologies when appropriate

  • Engage students in interdisciplinary activities

  • Demonstrate a desire and ability to teach outside a traditional classroom setting, utilizing the resources of our campus

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