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 one-on-one interactions. They host regular Parent-Counselor Book Club discussions and provide relevant resources for families. 

Upper School Student

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

School Counselors

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    Jessica Chanos 

    Director of Social and Emotional Counseling Services & ID+E Co-Director
    (816) 277-0372
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    Nia Anderson-High 

    School Counselor and ID+E Co-Coordinator
    (816) 277-0340

Extended Care

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  • Morning and Afternoon Options

    Extended Care welcomes students in preschool-grade 8 before and after school. Our program provides students with a balance of learning and fun, and fosters the same community atmosphere that students experience in their classrooms. Activities include arts and crafts, games, homework and outdoor play.
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