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

100 Club

Debate program awarded membership by NDSA for merit & service

Important Dates

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View All Events

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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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