Admission

Welcome Future Barstow Families

Choosing the right education for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make. We’re excited that you have chosen to explore Barstow!
Barstow is filled with curious students and teachers who invest time in getting to know each one of them. When teachers know a child’s strengths and interests, they can design learning so every student feels valued, confident and eager to learn.

Our admission team is ready to help you find the right school fit. We look forward to seeing your child graduate from Barstow — whether they begin in preschool, middle school or freshman year — fully prepared for the challenges ahead.

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Fall 2020 Admission and Virtual Visits

We're open! As an independent school, Barstow has the flexibility to move between in-person instruction, online classes or a customized blend of both.
The same is true of our admission office. In-person campus visits are currently suspended as part of our health and safety protocols, but we’ve created virtual events and experiences that will introduce you to our school and community in a meaningful and experiential way. Contact us and we’ll work together to schedule appointments that work best for you.

Barstow accepts admission applications year round, with a recommended sequence of steps that will help you move easily from inquiry and applying to visiting and enrolling. Our team will help guide you through these steps:

 

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  • Virtual Open House or Tour

    We want to meet you! A virtual open house or virtual tour is a great introduction to our school community.
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  • Portfolio & Documents

    We know that your child is more than a test score.
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  • Interview or Evaluation

    A video interview with the division head or admission director is required for all middle and upper school applicants.  Students entering preschool-grade 5 will complete a virtual evaluation. A member of our admission office will schedule your child’s appointment upon submission of an application.

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  • Student Visit

    Once you have submitted an application, the student’s virtual visit to a Barstow classroom is an important part of the admission process.
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Our Community

At A Glance

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  • 720

    Average enrollment

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  • 291

    Lower school students
    preschool–grade 5

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  • 172

    Middle school students
    grades 6–8

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  • 252

    Upper School Students
    Grades 9–12

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  • 9:1

    Student-Teacher Ratio

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  • 92%

    Average Re-enrollment Rate

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  • 65

    Kansas & Missouri ZIP codes represented in student body

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  • 25%

    of families receive scholarship or financial aid

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  • A+

    Niche.com rating

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  • 100%

    of Niche.com respondents say teachers give engaging lessons & genuinely care about the students

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  • Rebecca Green Garry

    Director of Admission

    Rebecca Green Garry leads the team that will guide you through the application, financial aid and enrollment process at Barstow.
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  • Sydney Schwartz

    Enrollment Manager

    Sydney schedules your visits, conducts tours and adds new families to our learning management system.
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  • Candice Baldwin

    Admission Administrative Assistant

    Candice is likely the first voice you’ll hear when you call our Admission Office. She joined the team as administrative assistant in 2019.
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Barstow Alum, Class of 2017

“Students come here to learn. Top-notch teachers and resources give each student an excellent opportunity to succeed.”

Affordability & Tuition

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  • Affording A Barstow Education

    Your child’s education is one of the most important investments you can make.
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International Admission

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  • Our Global Community

    The Barstow School attracts students from our global community who possess a commitment to learning, good character and are interested in service to others.
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