Fast Facts

Fast Facts

List of 4 items.

  • Our Students

    • 10:1 student-teacher ratio
    • 68: Percentage of students who reside in Kansas
    • 67: Zipcodes represented
    • 39: Percentage of ethnic origin other than European American
    • 31: Countries represented
    • 23: Percentage of students receiving need-based aid
    • 33: Congressional Gold Award winners (2010-2017)
    • 85: percentage of graduates accepted to first or second choice college
    • 100: Percentage of graduates who attend four-year colleges
  • Our School

    • 40: Campus size in acres
    • 2: Rain gardens on campus
    • 1884: Year of founding
    • Mary Louise Barstow and Ada Brann: Barstow’s founders
    • 1962: Year Barstow moved to State Line campus
    • 1972: First modern coed graduating class
  • Our Faculty

    • 89: Total number of faculty
    • 8.5: Average number of years of experience for faculty at Barstow
    • 69: percentage of faculty advanced degrees
    • 5: PhDs and 1 JD
    • 19.4: Average years of teaching experience
    • 2: full time counselors

  • Field Trips

    We want students to be participants, rather than spectators, in the world around them. From adventures close to home to the study of environmental issues around the world, Barstow field trips encourage cultural awareness, global thinking and analysis of the world in which we live. Field trips include:

    • Preschool: application of plant life cycle lessons at a pumpkin patch.
    • Prekindergarten: students grow produce in the Barstow garden to study. nutrition, life cycles and math principles to apply in their Farmer's market
    • Kindergarten: learn properties of solids, liquids, weights, and measurment at Louisburg Cider Mill. 
    • Grade 1: Visit Powell Gardens as culminating activity for study of parts and functions of plants.
    • Grade 2: butterfly tagging in Douglas County, Kansas, to help scientists track Monarch migration patterns.
    • Grade 3: study of America's primary western passageways at National Frontier Trails Museum. 
    • Grade 5: leadership and government studies in Washington, D.C.
    • Grade 6: native plant preservation at Shawnee Mission Park
    • Grade 7: Empathy education, outdoor experience, team building and leadership learning at YMCA of the Ozarks Camp Lakewood.   
    • Grade 8: in-depth study of early American history in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Upper school: global education opportunities in Costa Rica, Spain, Argentina, Australia, France and China. Grade-level field trips to Crystal Bridges American Art Museum and in-depth discovery at Kansas City historical sites. 

Recent Field Trips

List of 6 items.

  • Eighth Grade

    Early Foundations of American History
    Boston, Mass
  • Fifth Grade

    History and Principals of U.S. Government
    Washington D.C.
  • Fourth Grade

    Missouri Government in Action
    Jefferson City, MO
  • Seventh Grade

    Experiential outdoor education, team building and leadership training
    YMCA of the Ozarks Camp Lakewood
    Potosi, MO
  • Sixth Grade

    Hutchinson, Kan
  • Upper School

    Discovering Intellectual Passions and Cultural Awareness
    Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Australia and China. 

    Connecting American literature, history and art at Crystal Bridges Art Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas.

    Engineering Shadow Day, upper school STEAM students, at Burns & McDonnell.

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
P (816) 942-3255 • F (816) 942-3227