Since 1884, The Barstow School's mission remains to promote sound scholarship and "give symmetrical development to mind, body and character." In 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, history students producing original documentaries or Engineering students designing and 3D printing brackets for the campus garden toolshed, upper school students are active participants in their education.
Innovation is a Barstow hallmark. The Hybrid Learning Consortium
, founded at Barstow, gives students online access to independent school faculty faround the world who teach courses unique to their expertise and students' interests. Signature debate and robotics programs, fine arts offerings, STEAM electives, 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