International Admissions

International Student Admission Information

The Barstow School is committed to the continued development of a diverse student body. We seek to attract students from our global community who have a strong spirit, commitment to learning, good character and are interested in service to others. Students who study here have a positive energy and desire to take advantage of the opportunities available at Barstow.
International students may begin their study at Barstow as early as ninth grade. Students follow their grade level course of study, that incorporates knowledge and understanding from the domains of cultural history, mathematics, science, language arts, performing arts, physical education/health, and media/technology. In addition to this rich program of study, there are many exciting electives in media, art, technology, philosophy, literature, music, photography, and wellness to support the student’s personal interests and development.

Application Deadline

Candidates applying to Barstow should complete the first round application process, including an interview as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis up through the start of our fall classes in grades where there are openings available.


Boarding is available in homes with local host families. Barstow provides no student housing.


Interviews are a required part of the application process for Barstow admission. To schedule a Skype interview with the Admission Office, please email Rebecca Garry, Director of Admission at


We require all international applicants to submit formal test results for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


The I-20 form, which is necessary to secure a student visa, will be sent to an accepted Barstow School International student upon our receipt of their contract, tuition deposit, an international student information form, and the financial certification documentation form. Specific information on applying for an F-1 student visa can be obtained from the applicant’s nearest consulate or embassy, or by visiting the website: for more information.

International Student Admission Forms

  • Teacher Recommendation Form
    Completed evaluations are confidential and should be sent from the teacher directly to The Barstow School. Two evaluations are required and should include the student's current English and math teachers. A third evaluation by a teacher of the student's choice is optional.
  • Release of Information Form
    Parents should sign a Release of Information form and deliver to the applicant's current school.

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • $100 USD international student application fee
  • English, math, and teacher/mentor letters of recommendation
  • Complete school records, translated into English, if necessary
  • Official results of Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Official results of any additional educational testing
  • An interview in person, by phone or by video chat


University of Pennsylvania (2)
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of Southern California
Boston College
Boston University
Chapman University
Lehigh University
New York University
Pennsylvania State University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Kentucky
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Washington
Wake Forest University

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