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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.


No School - Nov. 22-24
NO SCHOOL - Nov. 22-24

Barton will be closed Wed.-Fri., Nov. 22-24! We'll see everyone back on Monday, Nov. 27.

Barton Foundation Fall Drive
Barton Foundation Fall Drive

We’re off to a great start with our Barton fall fund drive!  While we didn’t win the drawing during Give to the Max day, we did raise over $4,000 in one week! That means we have almost $7,500 collected toward our goal of $50,000 – just $42,500 to raise over the next month.


Memorial Celebration for Jaci Sullivan
Memorial Celebration for Jaci Sullivan

Please see the attached invite for the Memorial Celebration for Jaci Sullivan!