Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Since 1884, The Barstow School's objective remains to promote sound scholarship and give symmetrical development to mind, body and character. In the upper school, that means challenging and rigorous college preparatory courses, competitive and award-winning athletics programs and meaningful service learning opportunities.
Project-based learning gives students meaningful, hands-on experiences. They get out from behind a desk and into the world. Whether they are AP Environmental Science students conducting field research for a statewide soil study, budding filmmakers producing award-winning foreign language films or history students recreating an ancient trade market, Barstow upper school students are active participants in their education.
Innovation is a hallmark of the Barstow curriculum. The Hybrid Learning Consortium
gives students online access to highly qualified instructors who teach a wide array of subjects. If a student is impassioned by a subject that is not taught here, it is possible that one of the Consortium schools will offer a course in that subject. Our signature debate and robotics programs, fine arts offerings, STEAM initiatives, service learning opportunities and global education trips develop the whole student—and make a Barstow education an unparalleled experience.
Liz Bartow, Director of Middle and Upper School
Joe Fox, Assistant Director of Middle and Upper School