Affordability & Tuition

"What kind of education do we want for our kids? We want them to thrive in a school community that values their talents and inspires them to gain knowledge and self-confidence. We found that at Barstow."

Tiffany & Ken
Parents of a preschooler, third grader & fourth grader

YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION IS YOUR BEST INVESTMENT

Thank you for considering a Barstow education for your child. For most families, investing in an independent school education requires careful planning. Our goal is to make Barstow affordable for each curious, motivated learner we admit. Parents find great value—and an exceptional return on investment—as they watch their children grow in Barstow's innovative educational environment.  

ADDITIONAL COSTS BEYOND TUITION

List of 4 items.

  • BOOKS & CLASSROOM SUPPLIES

    • Preschool & prekindergarten: Approximately $100.
    • Kindergarten–grade 5: Approximately $350.
    • Middle and upper school costs vary by class; books are purchased online.
  • SPECIAL FIELD TRIPS GRADES 5-8

    • Grade 5 to Washington, D.C.: Approximately $1,700.
    • Grade 6 to Rock Springs 4-H Center & Kansas Cosmosphere: Approximately $300.
    • Grade 7 to YMCA of the Ozarks: Approximately $250.
    • Grade 8 to Boston: Approximately $2,100. 
  • IPAD TABLET FEE PRESCHOOL-GRADE 8

    • $100 app fee for preschool-grade 5.
    • Grades 6-8 purchase iPad to be programmed by Barstow Technology Department.
  • MISCELLANEOUS COSTS

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

529 EDUCATION PLANS

Recent changes to federal law are expanding the 529 savings program, allowing Missouri and Kansas families to better utilize this important program for K-12 education.

Taxpayers can now use Missouri MOST 529 assets and Kansas Learning Quest assets to pay for K-12 tuition up to $10,000 per year per student without state tax consequences. State tax treatment of K-12 withdrawals is determined by the state(s) where the taxpayer files state income tax. When considering this option, always consult a tax advisor.

More information is available here. 

AUTOMATIC TUITION PAYMENT

Tuition payments are made through FACTS Management Company, an online provider that offers flexible and convenient payment options. Enrollment with FACTS Management is required for all Barstow families.

FACTS MANAGEMENT FAQ

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the benefits of FACTS Management?

    The FACTS Management system:
    • Sets you up on an automatic tuition payment plan 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.
  • How do I set up my FACTS account?

    • Create a Username and Password as a new FACTS account.
    • Register  by entering 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 installment payments plan.
    • Add Student. Provide name and grade level of your student
    • Enter Payment Details.  Choose using a bank account or credit card for automatic tuition payments and provide details. Credit card payments are assessed an additional 2.75% surcharge.
    • Option to Enroll in Auto Pay for Incidental Expenses. If auto pay 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 or call 816-277-0305.

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
P (816) 942-3255 • F (816) 942-3227