Why Choose Barstow?

What Sets Us Apart

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  • Quality Curriculum

    Our challenging and rigorous curriculum emphasizes hands-on, project-based lessons that make learning memorable. We focus on 21st century skills: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity and character.
  • Innovation

    From our beginning in 1884 as a college prep school for girls to becoming the region's first school to offer a 1:1 technology program, we've always been forward thinking.
  • Community

    A single campus for preschool through grade 12 keeps students, families, faculty and staff connected. Together, we support students in the classroom, on stage and on athletic fields. 

Accreditation and Associations

Innovative, Inclusive, Connected

Barstow at a Glance


Opening 2022-2023 enrollment

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  • 72

    ZIP codes in Kansas and Missouri represented in student body


Student-teacher ratio


Average re-enrollment rate


of students receive financial assistance

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  • 72%

    of faculty and administration hold advanced degrees, including 7 PhDs

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  • 40

    Recipients of the Congressional Award Gold Medal, 2015-2023


Founded by Mary Barstow and Ada Brann  
The oldest independent school west of the Mississippi


National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists, Commended Students and Hispanic Scholars in the Class of 2023.

The Barstow Blog

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  • Director of College Counseling Scott Hill has 23 years of Barstow experience and has helped hundreds of students find their

    College Counselors' Network Benefits Students

    Barstow's signature College Counseling program helps every student find the right academic, financial and social fit for their next educational step. Director Scott Hill and Associate Director Caelin Anderson build strong relationships with admissions representatives at top colleges and universities through networking, experience  and leadership.

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