Innovative Curriculum

Middle & Upper School

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  • A Community Where Every Student is Known, Engaged and Challenged

    Joe Fox '04, Director of Upper School
    Welcome to Barstow's Middle & Upper school. I'm always delighted to share with prospective families what makes a Barstow education the very best in the region. From the first day of sixth grade to the day your student receives a diploma, we create a seamless progression of learning that challenges, engages and prepares our graduates for success.
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Grade 6 Student

"I am grateful for The Barstow School because this school really helped me build my character and be proud of my accomplishments and who I am as a person."

Middle & Upper School

At a Glance


students in grades 6–12

3 Levels

of rigor in upper school course selection — college prep, honors, and AP®/Honors College


AP®, Honors & Honors College courses


Congressional Award Gold Medal Winners, 2015-2022


Middle & upper school teams in 10 sports


AP® and Honors STEAM courses offered at the Dan & Cassidy Towriss IDEA Space KC


consecutive middle school city debate championships


The only Missouri school on the National Policy Debate circuit


BTVN shows produced by middle and upper school students annually

Our Curriculum

Middle & upper school curriculum is designed to guide students with a purposeful progression of learning from grade 6 through grade 12. Students master critical skills first, then move forward to build new ones.
This intentional structure promotes the transition from concrete operations to complex thinking processes in a supportive academic environment. A Barstow education fosters self-awareness and supports emerging interests, talents and goals.

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  • Middle School

    Barstow’s middle school meets the unique educational and developmental needs of students in grades six through eight. Students take risks that strengthen them academically and interpersonally. They consider diverse ideas, develop respect for their peers, and through community service and global education program, they cultivate sensitivity to the needs of the larger community.
  • Upper School

    Upper school provides a challenging and rigorous academic program. Combined with meaningful service learning, extracurricular clubs and activities and robust arts and athletics programs, Barstow graduates confident and well-rounded students.

Middle & Upper School Administration

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  • Photo of Joseph Fox

    Joseph Fox 04

    Director of Upper School, Varsity Boys Golf Head Coach
    (816) 277-0404
  • Photo of Kory Gallagher

    Kory Gallagher 

    Director of Middle School & Student Success Center
    (816) 277-0309
  • Photo of Jean Stribling

    Jean Stribling 

    MS & US Administrative Assistant
    (816) 277-0320

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