Experience the Barstow Difference

Your campus visit is a critical piece of the school selection process. At The Barstow School, 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 21, 2017
    November 11, 2017
    December 2, 2017
    January 13, 2018
    January 27, 2018
    March 3, 2018
    March 31, 2018

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

2017-2018 Open House Dates

Lower School (Preschool-Grade 5)
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Middle and Upper School (Grade 6-11)
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
All School Open House (Preschool-11)
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

Additional Preschool & Kindergarten Dates

Kindergarten Information Day
  • Thursday, January 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Kindergarten Visit Days
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Preschool Roundup
  • Thursday, February 12, 2019
  • Thursday, February 19, 2019
Pre-K Roundup
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
Preschool and pre-K applicants participate in a one-hour classroom visit during Roundup between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Please schedule your Roundup appointment with the Office of Admission at 816.277.0306. All Roundup participants must have an application on file prior to this event. 

2018-2019 Student Visit Dates

October 18, 2018
November 15, 2018
November 30, 2018
December 6, 2018
January 10, 2019
January 17, 2019
January 24, 2019
Febraury 20, 2019
February 28, 2019
April 4, 2019
April 11, 2019

Visits are scheduled at the following times:

Early Childhood
Preschool & pre-K: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Kindergarten: 8:30-10:50 a.m.

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

Middle & Upper School
Grades 6-11: 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Barstow School

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