Affording A Barstow Education

Your child’s education is one of the most important investments you can make.
For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful planning. Need-based aid is available for eligible families applying to kindergarten through grade 12.

Our goal is to make Barstow affordable for each curious, motivated learner we admit. Parents find great value with an exceptional return as they watch their children grow in Barstow's innovative educational environment.

Additional Affordability Information

Additional Costs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Books & Classroom Supplies

    • Preschool & pre-K: Approximately $100.
    • Kindergarten–grade 5: Approximately $400.
    • Middle and upper school costs vary by class; books are purchased online.
  • Special Field Trips — Grades 5–8

    These activities are temporarily suspended. No fee will be assessed as we begin the 2020–2021 school year. Travel will resume only when circumstances improve enough to allow safe travel.
    • Grade 5: Washington, D.C. — approximately $1,700.
    • Grade 6: Rock Springs 4-H Center & Kansas Cosmosphere — approximately $300.
    • Grade 7: YMCA of the Ozarks — approximately $250.
    • Grade 8: Teton Science School — approximately $2,100.
  • iPad Tablet Fee — Preschool–Grade 8

    • Preschool–Grade 8: App fee — $100
    • Grade 6–8 students purchase an iPad to be programmed by the school technology department.
  • Optional Costs

    After-school programs, extended care or other extracurricular programs available throughout the school year.

Did You Know?

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  • 529 Education Plans

    Changes to federal law have expanded the 529 education-savings program, allowing Missouri and Kansas families to better utilize this important program for K-12 education.
    Learn More
  • Other Ways to Pay


List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the benefits of FACTS Management?

    FACTS Management system:
    • Sets up automatic tuition payment plans through bank account ACH withdrawal or credit card payment.
    • Provides email invoices for both tuition and monthly incidental expenses. Emails for tuition reminders have the subject line “Payment Reminder;” emails for monthly incidental billing have the subject line “Action Required for Barstow School.”
    • Allows you to pay monthly incidental expenses straight from the email invoice by electronic check and/or credit card using the payment link provided.
    • Allows you to view your student account activity 24/7.
  • Is FACTS Management enrollment required?

    Yes, enrollment in the FACTS Management system is required for all Barstow families.
  • How do I set up my FACTS account?

    • Create a username and password as a new FACTS account
    • Enter your email address, contact information and online account profile.
    • Set up a payment plan.
    • Select appropriate school year.
    • Select a payment plan schedule.Choose annual, monthly or three installments.
    • Add student(s). Provide name and grade level of your student
    • Enter payment details.
    • Choose using a bank account or credit card for automatic tuition payments. Credit card payments are assessed an additional 2.75% surcharge.
    • Select or dismiss option to enroll in autopay for incidental expenses. If the autopay option is chosen, monthly incidental invoices will be automatically processed from the account used for tuition payment.
    • Review & Authorize.
  • Who do I contact with questions about my account?

    Contact Marsha Herdliska in the Barstow Business Office. Email or call 816-277-0305.
    Email Marsha Herdliska