• Fourth Grade Learns About History & Government in Jefferson City

    Fourth graders visited the Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City on Thursday.
  • New Club Explores Healthcare Careers

    Middle and upper school students interested in health and biomedical science are participating in a club organized by sophomore Sanjana Akkulugari and science teacher Amie Buckner. HOSA encourages entry into global health care fields.
  • Robotics Earns Teamwork Trophy 

    FIRST Robotics Team 1939 received the Judges' Award at the Greater Kansas City regional FRC event last weekend. It recognizes creativity, commitment and teamwork.
  • Sixth Grade Continues Trash Unit

    Sixth grade continues their interdisciplinary study of trash, waste, and their social and global effects.
  • Students, Faculty Gather for Solar Eclipse

    Students, faculty and staff gathered outside Monday afternoon to experience the historical solar eclipse.
  • Disney's Marlin Visits "Finding Nemo" Cast

    A star of "Finding Nemo The Musical" at Walt Disney World visited the lower school musical cast on Thursday, April 11, taking them behind the scenes and under the sea. 
  • Meteorologist "Lifer" Visits Pre-K

    Jeff Penner '88, KSHB 41 meteorologist and Barstow "lifer," visited prekindergarten students this week for some weather show and tell.
  • World Language Honor Societies Welcome New Inductees

    Chinese, Spanish and French Honor Societies welcome 29 Barstow students this year.
  • Junior Earns Congressional Gold

    Congratulations to junior Alina Stribling, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal award.
  • Sixth Grade Tackles "Trash" in New Ways

    Sixth grade began an interdisciplinary unit at IDEA Space this week anchored around the novel "Trash." The unit incorporates multiple disciplines in innovative ways.
  • Students Win State Essay Contest

    Two Barstow students won the DAR American History essay contest at the state level this month, and one is advancing to national competition.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing

    On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America. Kansas City will experience a deep partial eclipse beginning at 12:37 p.m. The school will provide glasses that meet ISO standards to students in grades 1-12 so they may safely view the eclipse while on campus.
  • Literature leaps off the page into virtual reality through integrate STEAM learning at IDEA Space.

    Nurturing Minds Through Integrated STEAM Learning

    Cassie Banka | Director of IDEA Space
    In the dynamic landscape of education, the integration of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) has become a cornerstone for fostering holistic learning experiences. Eighth grade English students at The Barstow School recently completed an integrated learning project as they delved into Sandra Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street."
  • AP Students Design Sustainable Homes

    AP Environmental Science students displayed the sustainable home designs they created for the annual Barstow Home and Garden Show.
  • Grade 5 Prepares for DC at State Historic Site

    Fifth graders visited John Brown Memorial Park and Museum in Osawatomie this week in preparation for their trip to Washington, D.C in April.
  • March Madness Hits Barstow

    Students are celebrating March Madness with bracket competitions and activities.
  • Middle School Science Bowl Competes at State

    The middle school Science Bowl teams, coached by Dr. Ben Ozenberger, competed at a state contest at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, March 2.
  • The Trivia Trophy Goes to...

    Team "Your Child is Our Favorite Student!" A faculty team won first place at FoTA Trivia Night on Saturday, March 2, at IDEA Space.  
  • Barstow Debate Sweeps Iowa City

    Barstow debate squad won multiple awards at the Cross River Classic in Iowa City over the weekend.
  • Junior Earns Congressional Gold Medal

    Congratulations to junior Afraah Hawa, recipient of the Congressional Award Gold Medal, Congress’ highest honor for youth. Established in 1979, this award honors young people for setting goals, creating an action plan and completing challenges. Recipients complete specific goals based on voluntary service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration.
  • Middle School Debate Places at DKC City Championships

    The Barstow middle school debate team placed four competitors in the finals of student congress at the DKC City Championships on Feb. 24.
  • Singers Add Voices to Honor Choir

    Two Barstow students will perform with a highly selective honor choiir at a regional conference in Denver on Saturday, March 2. 
  • Lower School Musical Cast Announced

    Congratulations to the cast of Finding Nemo KIDS!
  • Students Spend 'Day Off' Serving Others

    A group of upper school students spent Presidents Day spring cleaning at a Kansas State Historic Site.
  • Theatre Tradition Returns

    Upper school students attended a KC Rep theatre production on Tuesday, Feb. 20, marking the return of the theatre field trip for the first time since 2019.
  • VEX Robotics Qualifies for State Competition

    VEX Robotics Team 19390W will compete in Missouri VEX High School Championships on Saturday, March 2.
  • Whimsical, One-of-a-Kind Art for Auction

    FoTA Trivia Night includes a live auction of one of a kind art masterpieces, created by students in grades 1 through 5. The collaborative art series is called "Fruits of Our Labor."
  • Mayor Quinton Lucas '02 visited with preschoolers about community helpers.

    Preschool Students Learn from the Helpers

    Some of our youngest students are learning about the importance of community helpers.
  • Lawlor Named Top Ten Scholar Athlete

    Senior Aidan Lawlor has been selected as one of ten 2024 KMBC-TV and Hy-Vee Scholar Athletes.
  • Senior Earns Congressional Award

    Liane Bdair, senior, has earned the Congressional Gold Award for initiative, service and leadership.
  • Strong Finishes for Middle School Debate 

    The middle school debate team won five awards in student congress at the Rosedale Tournament hosted by DEBATE-KC on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
  • Mathletes Take First at Regional Contest

    Middle school math club members earned several top awards at the MATHCOUNTS regional competition last weekend.
  • Debate Goes to Vegas

    The Barstow debate team competed in the Golden Desert Debate Tournament in Las Vegas Feb. 3-5.
  • Essay Writers Advance in Contest

    Five more writers have earned first place chapter honors in the Daughters of the American Revolution annual essay contest.
  • Middle School Debate Earns Awards at Eastgate

    Middle school debate team earned four awards in student congress at the Eastgate Tournament on Tuesday, January 30.
  • Coaches Suit Up to Fight Cancer

    Lower school recreational basketball teams and coaches dedicated weekend games to the fight against cancer.
  • Speech Students Place at Winnetonka

    The upper school speech team competed at Winnetonka High School on Saturday, Jan. 27.
  • Galileo

    Grade 3 Makes a Difference

    On Wednesday, third graders gave presentations about difference makers from around the world, after making a difference themselves here at home.
  • Homecoming Court Announced

    Congratulations to Barstow's 2024 Homecoming Court! Representatives from each upper school class were announced during the middle & upper school meeting on Friday, Jan. 26.
  • Middle School Musical Opens

    The cast of “Once Upon a Mattress: Youth Edition” gave its first performance of the middle school musical Thursday evening.
  • Robotics Teams Shift into Drive

    Barstow's new VEX robotics teams gained valuable experience at the 2024 Western Iowa VEX Robotics competition in Council Bluffs on Saturday, Jan. 20. 
  • Owen Snyder, senior

    Senior Earns Perfect ACT Score

    Owen Snyder, senior, earned a perfect 36 on the ACT, a rare feat accomplished by less than one percent of students who take the college entrance exam.
  • Service Project Adds Fun to Festival

    Students and families are invited to a community service project after school onf Friday, Feb. 2, to help us  prepare for the Barstow Cultural Enrichment Festival.
  • Singer Adds Voice to All-State Choir

    Senior Dylan Markey is representing Barstow in Missouri's All-State Choir this week in Osage Beach. He is one of only 192 vocalists chosen from across Missouri to perform with this elite group.
  • Swim Team Makes Waves on Senior Night

    The girls swim team earned several medals during Senior Night at the Belton Pirate Invitational Jan. 19-20.
  • Hundreds Volunteer on MLK, Jr. Day

    More than 200 students, parents and faculty and staff members spent part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday at Barstow in service to others.
  • Stage is Set for Middle School Musical

    Warm up your winter weekend Jan. 18-20, at the the middle school musical , "Once Upon a Mattress: Youth Edition." Tickets are on sale now.
  • Winners Named in Annual Essay Contest

    Once again, young writers have earned awards in the annual essay contest sponsored by Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Changes Announced for MLK Jr. Day of Service

    Please note important changes to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15, due to  subzero temperatures in the forecast.
  • Campus Projects Driving Forward

    It's an exciting time to celebrate construction projects around campus as the new year begins and Barstow marks 140 years since our founding in 1884. 
  • Cybersecurity Team Earns Gold Again

    Once again, Barstow's cybersecurity team is the top Missouri finisher in the gold division of the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
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