Student Life

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Student life at Barstow is packed with possibility. As they perform, play, write, debate and create, our students build community and confidence in classrooms, on stage and on the playing fields. 
We offer robust arts and athletic programs, time-honored traditions and a wide variety of clubs and activities. Unlike many schools, we don’t expect students to choose just one interest — we encourage them to explore everything.

In and out of the classroom, we believe in building community, developing sportsmanship and responsible citizenship, and supporting each other's well-being. Our mission remains "to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character."


Athletics at Barstow have a long tradition of excellence. The Barstow Knights bring home conference, district and state championships in a wide variety of sports — and everyone has the opportunity to play. Good sportsmanship and a drive to win are hallmarks of the Barstow athletic program. Student-athletes compete on 30 no-cut middle and upper school teams. Since 2015, 45 Barstow athletes have earned All State honors, and many go on to play at the college level.

Student Involvement

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  • Barstow Beyond the Classroom

    From lower school through graduation, our students participate in dozens of clubs for fun and service, and they love participating in “only at Barstow” traditions, some that date back more than a century.
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School Counseling

School counselors are an important part of the Barstow community. Our counseling program supports student success and social-emotional learning in kindergarten through grade 12.
Two certified school counselors help students understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, develop empathy for others and establish positive relationships. Counselors develop relationships with students through classroom visits, weekly check-ins and videos. They provide resources for parents through Character Corner, their weekly blog. 

Upper School Student

"I know everyone here supports me in becoming my best self."

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  • Parent Information Session

    The Counseling Office presents a virtual parent information session with Lori Cull-Deshmukh on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Ms. Cull-Deshmukh is a licensed master-level social worker with over 20 years of experience working with children and families. Barstow families will receive a Zoom link via email to join the meeting.

School Counselors

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    Jessica Chanos 

    School Counselor
    (816) 277-0372
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    Pedro Miller 

    School Counselor
    (816) 277-0427

Extended Care

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  • Morning and Afternoon Options

    The Barstow School Extended Care Program is an extension of the regular school day. The program provides students with a balance of learning and fun, and fosters the same community atmosphere students enjoy in their classrooms. Students in preschool through eighth grade participate in activities including homework, arts and crafts and outdoor activities.
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1884 Campus Store

Our on-campus and online store provides students and families with a convenient way to show their school spirit, stay stocked up on supplies, grab a snack or find a fun gift for the Knights in your family.