Vision and Mission

Barclay Elementary/ Middle School is a university assisted community school that strives to prepare college and career ready citizens by cultivating a learning environment that challenges and inspires students academically and socially through a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) instructional focus.

MISSION: Barclay Elementary /Middle School will achieve its vision by:

• Integrating the arts in daily instruction and after-school programs
• Engaging students in rigorous learning activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math though partnerships with Johns Hopkins
• Improving and accelerating student’s literacy and math achievement through data-driven small group classroom instruction
• Implementing writing across content areas and writing focused after-school programs in partnership with Child First Authority
• Providing opportunities for student collaboration and character building during the day and after school.

The Barclay School focuses on integrating academics, services, supports and opportunities that lead to improving student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.

The Barclay School servicing the community

We Believe in each student’s ability to achieve
Building and sustaining Alliances with parents and the community
We Respect everyone through our words and our actions
Acquiring Knowledge that prepares us for our future
Prepare Self-sufficient productive citizens


I will work hard to accomplish my goals
I will stand out and not just fit in
I will take charge of my life in everything I do
I will be a great influence on my peers and support the school vision
I will distinguish myself as a Barclay Bulldog no matter where I am
All Paws In! Woof!