Barton Academy: Public Education - Founded & Reimagined

The Mobile County Public School System, with the tremendous support of the Barton Academy Foundation, is thrilled to have reopened Barton Academy’s doors to 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 reopened in August 2021 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 includes courses with a focus on global studies, world languages, entrepreneurship, and fine arts to enhance the advanced core course offerings. Barton houses numerous innovative labs including collaborative, emerging technologies, and STEM among many additional experiences to prepare our students for their future. Adventure awaits under the Barton dome.

Adventure Awaits!

Barton Academy for Advanced World Studies: Theme and Instructional Emphasis

Students will engage in project-based and advanced curricula that prepares students to be productive contributors to the 21st century global community by gaining an international perspective through the advanced study of  languagesglobal cultural studies fine arts, and entrepreneurship

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Elements of an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Problem Solving, inquiry, reflection, continuous learner, self-efficacy, creativity, communication, collaboration, failing-forward.

Renovation of Barton Academy


Stuff the Bus
The Barton Bulletin December

It's a busy season for our Barton Explorers!

Mon Nov 29 07:45 AM

Golden Apple Award
The Barton Bulletin November

It has been an exciting month under the Barton dome!

Mon Nov 08 08:38 AM

Barton Open House
Barton Academy Prospective Parent Open House Opportunities

The magnet application period is opening soon. Prospective parents will have several opportunities to tour our beautiful school and see us in action.

Tue Oct 26 08:18 AM



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