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 2023-2024 enrollment

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  • 72

    ZIP codes in Kansas and Missouri represented in student body


Student-teacher ratio

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  • 5 years

    Ranked among best schools in the nation for 5 consecutive years, with an A+ grade.


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 and Commended Students  in the Class of 2024.

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