An Outstanding Signature Program

Barstow's award-winning middle and upper school debate programs do more than teach students critical thinking, organization, reason and research skills. They instill a confidence and global awareness that students carry with them into college and beyond.

Middle and upper school debaters routinely win metro, regional and national accolades. Students work on debate throughout the school year and part of the summer. They compete October through March. Barstow's middle school debate team has earned seven consecutive DEBATE-Kansas City championships and the upper school program is recognized as one of the top debate programs in the country.

2019 KCKCC Awards


List of 2 members.

  • Mr. Gabriel  Cook 

    MS & US Debate Head Coach
  • Ms. Lucia Scott 

    MS & US Debate Assistant Coach

The Barstow School

11511 State Line Road • Kansas City, MO 64114
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