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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.


Survey Results
Bugle Survey Results
Friday, January 20, 2017 7:40 AM

Parents, we recently had a survey where two questions were asked:  Do you read the Bugle on a regular basis?  Would you prefer a paper copy of the Bugle?  We received 134 responses and 91% of those who responded they read the Bugle on a regular basis.  Seventy-eight percent of the responses would not like a paper copy.  We sent a paper survey as well as an electronic copy to gather survey results.  Thank you for completing the survey and for your comments.  A list of comments was presented the Leadership Council on 1/19/17.


Volunteers Needed for Student Author Night
Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:55 AM

The 15th Annual Barton Student Author Night is scheduled for Tuesday March 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Open to all Barton students, this event offers a fun and comfortable venue for students to share the writing they've been working on over the year: poems, short stories, excerpts from papers, and journal entries. Please encourage your student to participate!

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Uppers Choir and Robotics CANCELLED today!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:00 PM

Uppers Choir and Robotics have been cancelled for today!

January Council Agenda

The next Council meeting will be on Thursday, January 13, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 in the Barton Media Center.  All parents are welcome to attend.  Click here to read the agenda...