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.

Upcoming Admission Events

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Discover, Apply, Visit

Limited Openings in Select Grades for 2024–2025 
Our admission office hosts events and experiences that will introduce you to our school and community in meaningful, experiential ways. 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. 


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  • Attend an Open House or Roundup

    An admission open house gives you an overview of everything Barstow offers.
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  • Tour

    If you haven't attended an open house, call or email us to schedule your tour. You must submit your application before touring. 

    Call to Schedule

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  • Portfolio & Documents

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

    Required for middle and upper school applicants. Our admission office will schedule your child’s appointment.

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  • Admission Shadow Days

    Experience the classroom and school community. Applicants for grades 7 and up shadow on Mondays, October-April. Students applying for grade 1-6 shadow on select weekdays January-May. Early childhood students attend February Roundups.

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Our Community

At A Glance

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  • 762

    Opening 2022-2023 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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  • 9:1

    Student-Teacher Ratio

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  • 92%

    Average Re-enrollment Rate

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  • 72

    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+ rating

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  • 100%

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

Meet Our Team

Members of our friendly, helpful and knowledgeable admission staff are some of the first people you’ll meet as you explore The Barstow School.

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  • Joseph Fox '04

    Vice President Admissions

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

    Assistant Director of Admission & Registrar

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

    Admissions Counselor & Receptionist

    Friendly and helpful, Ellyn will likely be your first point of contact when you  inquire about a Barstow education.
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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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