Since 1884, The Barstow School's mission 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 and meaningful service learning.
Project-based learning gives students memorable, hands-on experiences. Whether they are AP Environmental Science students conducting field research, budding filmmakers producing award-winning documentaries or history students recreating an ancient trade market, upper school students are active participants in their education.
Innovation is a hallmark of the Barstow curriculum. The Hybrid Learning Consortium
, founded at Barstow, gives students online access to highly independent school faculty from around the world who develop and teach courses unique to their own expertise and students' interests. Our signature debate and robotics programs, fine arts offerings, STEAM initiatives, service learning 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