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


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

100 Club

Debate program awarded membership by NDSA for merit & service

Important Dates

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The Barstow Blog

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  • Our College Counselors, Caelin Anderson and Scott Hill, have a combined 38 years of experience in their field.

    With or Without Test Scores: Advice from the College Counselors

    Scott Hill, Director of College Counseling
    During the next few months, hundreds of thousands of high school students around the country will contemplate taking the SAT or ACT exams to gain admission to their dream school. But COVID-19 has changed the testing process significantly — from the way tests are administered to the way schools use them in the admission process.

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