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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.


Barton Principal Interviews
Update on Interview Process for Barton Principal
Friday, March 24, 2017 9:35 AM

Dear Parents:

I wanted to let you know that interviews for the new Barton Principal will be on April 17th & 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Barton School. The Principal Interview Team will interview 4-5 candidates. The team will recommend a candidate to the Superintendent. Superintendent Graff will make the final selection decision. Have a wonderful day.  - Cindy, Interim Principal

Barton Book Bazaar
Barton Book Bazaar - used books and volunteers needed
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:55 AM

Please bring donations of gently used books that appeal to students K-8 to homerooms now!  Books will be collected March 20-27.  Volunteers still needed--especially for set-up March 27 (involves lifting) and clean up on March 30.  Contact Angie Endo ( or Sheila Eldred (

Spring Festival
New! Barton Spring Festival – Save the Date!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:35 AM

Mark your calendars to celebrate Barton’s inaugural Barton Spring Festival! Created to happen in conjunction with plant sale pick-up, this festival will be held at Barton on Friday, May 12, 2:30-7 pm. The new festival makes the most of this already-existing great gathering and turns it into a social celebration of our wonderful community, complete with food trucks, live music, and activity stations hosted by staff, parents and students. Stay tuned for more details!