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 great teachers who invest time in getting to know them. When teachers know a child’s strengths and interests, they can design individualized learning so students feel 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.

Discover, Apply, Visit

Now accepting applications for 2022-2023. We have limited openings in select grades for the 2021-2022 school year. 
Our admission office is hosting in-person and virtual events and experiences that will introduce you to our school and community in a meaningful, experiential way. Priority deadlines for grades 6-10 are approaching in January; Early Childhood Roundups are scheduled in early February.

We accept 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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  • Attend an Open House

    An open house is a great introduction to our school community.
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  • Tour

    If you haven't attended an open house, call or email us to schedule your tour.

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  • Portfolio & Documents

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

    An interview is required for middle and upper school applicants. Our admission office will schedule your child’s appointment upon submission of an application.

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  • Student Visit

    Applicants in all grade levels will schedule a visit to experience the classroom environment. This is an important part of the admission process. Our admission office will help you schedule your student's visit.

    2022 Early Childhood & Kindergarten Roundups, Student Visit Days and scheduling information is available here.
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Our Community

At A Glance

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  • 750

    Opening 2021-2022 enrollment

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  • 348

    Lower school students
    preschool–grade 5

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  • 162

    Middle school students
    grades 6–8

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  • 240

    Upper School Students
    Grades 9–12

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  • 10:1

    Student-Teacher Ratio

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  • 92%

    Average Re-enrollment Rate

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  • 70

    Kansas & Missouri ZIP codes represented in student body

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  • 30%

    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 Admissions

    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

    Admission Enrollment Manager

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

    Administrative Assistant & Receptionist

    Ellyn is likely the first face you’ll see when you walk through the front door at Barstow.

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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