Campus Visits

Your campus visit is a critical piece of the school selection process. Here at Barstow we offer specialized visit opportunities at each stage of the Admission process. Most families start by attending an Open House, then scheduling a Tour and conclude by arranging a Student Visit Day. While this is Barstow’s suggested visit sequence, we welcome your Family Tour requests at any time.

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  • Open House

    Barstow Open Houses are one-stop overviews of everything Barstow has to offer. 
    During your Open House visit, you’ll get to meet Barstow faculty, take a campus tour, see examples of student learning experiences, learn about the academic, artistic and athletic offerings in each division, and speak with current students, parents, faculty, Division Heads and Admission Office staff. Open Houses are a great introduction to the Barstow Community. Students and parents are both welcome at Open Houses.
  • School Tours

    Tours are your opportunity to sit down with Admission staff and get all of your questions answered.
    Tours include a personal appointment with a member of the Admission staff and a complete, personalized school tour. The combined Admission appointment and tour typically lasts about an hour and occur on a weekday. Tours are typically scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, when classes are in session and throughout the summer.
    Please call Sydney in the Admission Office at 816.277.0306 to schedule your tour.
  • Visit Days

    Visit Days are open to any student who has submitted an application to Barstow. Visit Days offer a more personalized look at the day-to-day experience at Barstow. Visiting students are paired with a Barstow student in the same grade. Visit Days are typically on the third Thursday of each month, but special requests can be accommodated.
    • Preschool  applicants are required to attend the Round-Up days.
    • Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 11th grade will spend the day shadowing a current Barstow student, following his/her schedule.
           o Students through the 8th grade will participate in the physical education program, so wear the appropriate
           o Lunch is complimentary; please advise us of food allergies.
    • For Upper School students, an interview with the Division Head and/or Director of Admission is required.
    Students seeking admission to Preschool-Grade 3 will complete evaluations during their visit day. Students in grades four through 11 are required to attend a Saturday testing session. Testing lasts approximately two hours. Applicants will be tested for aptitude and skill levels in reading comprehension, math practical reasoning and will be asked to complete a short writing sample. Students must have a completed application on file to participate in a testing date.

    All applicant testing days are scheduled on the following Saturdays. Testing begins at 9:00 a.m. All testing students will need to have an application on file prior to testing day. 

    October 29, 2016
    November 12, 2016
    December 3, 2016
    January 21, 2017
    March 4, 2017
    April 1, 2017

    Please call the Office of Admission at 816.277.0306 to schedule visit days and testing. 

Student Visit Dates

2016-2017 Visit Days

October 27, 2016
November 10, 2016
December 1, 2016
January 12, 2017
January 26, 2017
February 16, 2017
February 23, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 13, 2017

Visit times are scheduled according to the following:

Lower School
Kindergarten: 8:15 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Grades 1-5: 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Middle/ Upper School
Grades 6-11: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Preschool Round Up
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Visit Day
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017


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  • 2016-2017 Open House dates

    See below for 2016-2017 Open House dates.  Please call us at 816.277.0306 or email Sydney Schwartz if you'd like to set up a tour!

    Lower School (Preschool-Grade 5)
    Wednesday, October 13, 2016
    9:00 a.m.

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    9:00 a.m. 

    Middle and Upper School (Grade 6-11)
    Saturday, October 15, 2016
    9:00 a.m.

    All School Open House (Preschool-11)
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    9:00 a.m.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    9:00 a.m. 

    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    9:00 a.m.

    Early Childhood Information Day
    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    8:30 a.m.

    Kindergarten Information Day
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    8:30 a.m.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    8:30 a.m.

    Kindergarten Visit Days
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    8:15 a.m.

    Thursday, February 9, 2017
    8:15 a.m.

  • Preschool Round Up

    Preschool applicants will participate in a one-hour classroom visit during the Round Up day between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. There will be an informational program for parents while children participate in their classroom activities. Please schedule your Round Up appointment with the Office of Admission at 816.277.0306. All Round Up participants will need to have an application on file prior to this event. 

    Preschool Round Up
    January 31, 2017
    Thursday, February 2, 2017
    8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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