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The Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies is a perfect match to Mobile’s past and future. Mobile has been a player in global commerce since its beginnings as an internationally diverse colonial port more than 300 years ago. Today, links to businesses all over the world are even more critical to the area’s growth.

In addition to providing a world-class education, the school will make Mobile a more attractive site for international investment and jobs. For students, Barton will pave the way for entrance to the finest universities worldwide and prepare them to succeed in a globally connected and interdependent world.

Barton Academy: Public Education - Founded & Reimagined

The Mobile County Public School System, with the tremendous support of the Barton Academy Foundation, is thrilled to reopen Barton Academy’s doors to students in August 2021 and serve Mobile County students in grades 6 through 9. Barton Academy was originally built in 1836 and became Alabama's first public school. The school's doors will be reopened to students as a model for 21st century learning with a focus on global studies and entrepreneurship, taught through a project-based curricular approach. The Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies' curriculum will include courses with a focus on global studies, languages, entrepreneurship, and fine arts to enhance the advanced core course offerings. Barton will house numerous innovative labs including collaborative, emerging technologies, and STEM labs among many additional experiences to prepare our students for their future.

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Barton Renovation Kick-Off
Interior renovations underway at Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies

Mobile County Public Schools and the Barton Academy Foundation held an official ceremony in June of 2020 to kick off the interior renovations for the new Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies.

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