Why Choose Barstow?

What Sets Us Apart

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  • Quality Curriculum

    Barstow’s reputation is built on more than 135 years of academic excellence and quality curriculum. Courses are challenging, rigorous — and always engaging.
  • Innovation

    A mindset that begins with our leadership and is encouraged in our faculty and students. Innovation springs from intentional thinking and the development of 21st century skills.
  • Community

    Together on one campus, students, families and faculty truly get to know each other, support each other and build community through athletics, arts and traditions.

Accreditation and Associations

Innovative, Inclusive, Connected

Barstow at a Glance


Average annual enrollment
in person and online

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  • 65

    ZIP codes in Kansas and Missouri represented in student body


Student-teacher ratio


of students in grades 4–8 participate in math clubs


Average re-enrollment rate


of students receive financial assistance

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  • 69%

    of faculty members hold advanced degrees including 7 PhDs

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  • 218

    Recipients of the Presidential Service Award, 2017–2020


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

Top 10

Debate program ranked
among nation’s best

The Barstow Blog

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  • Senior Phoebe Brous practices breathing techniques during masked, socially-distanced debate class.

    Signature Program Adapts to Changes with Resilience

    Barstow Communications
    Students in Barstow's signature debate program returned to the national tournament circuit in October — online, at home, and uniquely prepared for the challenges of a COVID-19 environment. Coaches say their students adapted successfully because they know how to apply 21st century skills including problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration.

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