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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.


Community Meeting - March 21
Community Meeting Recap - March 21

Good Morning Barton Families,

Thank you for those of you who joined us at last night’s Barton community meeting to hear about the 2018-2019 school year plan. On the Barton website, you will find the powerpoint we shared at last night’s community meeting. The powerpoint will also be available on the Barton Parent Facebook page.  We did update the powerpoint. The updated powerpoint now includes the following information:


Barton's MySchoolAnywhere Directory
Barton Online Family Directory AVAILABLE!

The Barton Foundation has purchased an online family directory for our school to use. It is safe and secure and accessed by passwords. It's very simple to complete and submit.  It is also printable. Use this link to provide your family’s information.


Presentation from March 21 Community Meeting
Presentation Shared at Tonight's Community Meeting

Thank you to all of the people who attended tonight's Barton Community Meeting in the Commons. If you missed it, please see the attached PDF of the presentation that was shared.