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Barton Open School

Clara Barton Open School is a student-centered, public K-8 magnet school fostering a community of active, socially conscious, life-long learners. 

Our values are rooted in Progressive Education

  • Instilling a love of learning.
  • Valuing each child for his or her perspectives.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum and culturally responsive instruction.
  • Developing a community of mutual respect and equity.
  • Creative, courageous and collaborative inquiry for all.
  • Child-centered decision-making & self-directed learning.
  • Educating for a democratic society.


Lake Day Volunteers Needed
Lake Day Volunteers Needed!

Barton Families! Lake Day will be here in no time. Lake Day, a Barton tradition, will be held on Wednesday, June 6.


Barton Plant Sale Thank You
Barton Plant Sale - Surpassed Our Goal!

Many thanks to all the people who helped make the 2018 Barton Plant sale a success. We did it!! We surpassed our goal of $80,000. Roughly half of that total goes to the Barton Foundation! 


Math Masters
Congratulations to Our Math Masters!

Math Competition: This spring several 5th and 6th graders worked on challenging math problems in order to get ready for the district math competition. Some students joined just for the challenge. In the end eight 5th graders and eight 6th graders competed in the different grade level competitions.