About Us

Meet Our Principal

At Barnard, we take pride in the diversity of our students, staff and families, and together we work at our mission... One team, One goal, Every child successful!
I am proud of the committed and talented staff at Barnard, who support and nurture our students daily, providing them with joyful, enriching learning experiences. We value and celebrate our parents and community partners who work collaboratively with us so that EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY, experiences success.
My TEAM and I commit to serve our students, families and the wider community, and make Barnard the school of choice within DCPS.
In the service of children.

Dr. Grace A. Reid

Message from School

Our strong community involvement and dedicated staff are two of the reasons that Barnard has been recognized twice with the Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) Award. Maintaining high expectations for all students is central to Barnard’s philosophy. A parent summarized it best: “Barnard accepts all children where they are and takes them to unbelievable levels!"

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Activities & Programs



These are programs at school that support students’ academic progress.

  • Pre-School (Three-Year-Old Program)
  • Pre-School (Four-Year-Old Program)
  • World Language (Spanish)
  • Math Club
  • Science Club
  • Robotics
  • Bear Book Club

These are programs at school that support students’ physical and/or mental well-being.

  • Cheerleading
  • Basketball
  • Girls On The Run
  • Tutoring
  • Soccer, DC SCORES

These are programs at school that focus on developing students’ artistic talents.

  • Embassy Adoption Program
  • Monthly performances and awards assemblies
  • Step Club
  • School Chorus
  • Art
  • Music

These are programs that support the needs of special education students.

  • Communication & Education Support
  • Early Childhood Communication & Education Support

Activities and Programs

Only the best is good enough.

Barnard Elementary offers more than 20 programs that focus on developing students academically, artistically, athletically and socially. Throughout the school year special programs, like Grandparents Day, Our Hero’s Program and Walk for Autism celebrate our students' families. Barnard is proud to have partnerships with over 10 community organizations.

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