Middle & Upper School Curriculum

Middle School

Barstow’s middle school meets the unique educational and developmental needs of students in grades six through eight. Students take risks that strengthen them academically and interpersonally. They consider diverse ideas, develop respect for their peers, and through community service and global education program, they cultivate sensitivity to the needs of the larger community.

Learning involves writing and presentation, research, analysis of information and data, collaboration, creativity and advanced application of problem solving skills. The experience expands upon skills our students develop in lower school and eases the transition to upper school.

Middle school offers many opportunities to participate in clubs, organizations and sports. We don’t ask students to choose one interest; we encourage them to explore everything Barstow offers. These options allow them to get to know their classmates on the playing field, on the stage and during community service projects, student council meetings and class trips.
A sampling of the variety of elective courses offered in middle school:
  • Speech
  • Introduction to Debate
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Choir (grades 7-8)
  • General and 2D/3D Art
  • Digital Video Production
  • International Studies
  • Diseases Through Time
  • Middle School Makers
  • VEX Robotics
  • Physical Education
  • Mindfulness through Yoga

Middle & Upper School Office

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Joseph Fox

    Joseph Fox 04

    Director of Middle & Upper School
    (816) 277-0404
  • Photo of Kory Gallagher

    Kory Gallagher 

    Assistant Director of Middle & Upper School
    (816) 277-0309
  • Photo of Jean Stribling

    Jean Stribling 

    MS and US Administrative Assistant
    (816) 277-0320