Let’s continue our momentum. As we build together to improve and enhance our campus, the need to create another access point from State Line Road is imperative. A second driveway will improve traffic flow, alleviate traffic congestion, create more pick-up and drop-off points — and save you time.
Sixty years ago, Barstow was surrounded by cornfields and two lane roads instead of today’s bustling neighborhoods, businesses and high-volume traffic. However, our campus still has a single State Line entrance.

We are asking for your support to build a second driveway that will immediately benefit students, families, faculty, staff and visitors.

  • Giving Tuesday Driving Forward


Progress Ahead

List of 6 items.

  • Easier access to & from campus

  • Less time waiting in traffic

  • Additional parking

  • Accessible entry & parking for athletics

  • Streamlined route to & from IDEA Space

  • Improved traffic flow


Help Us Fill the Tank

Donations to 2022-2023 Barstow Fund will be designated to the Driving Forward campaign. Every dollar you give moves our gauge toward a full tank — and closer to a second driveway on campus.

We are excited to announce that an anonymous donor will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for every gift made through March 31, 2023.

Construction on the second driveway will begin when the campaign reaches 80% of its goal through pledged and received donations. It will take approximately four months to complete after the plan is approved by the city of Kansas City, Missouri.
Project Total Cost — $2 Million
Raised by community — $848,148
Matched by anonymous donor — $848,146

Leave Your Legacy

A second driveway will be a permanent part of Barstow’s future, an important campus improvement to be used by families, students, faculty and staff and visitors for generations. Donors who give $5,000 or more to the Driving Forward campaign will be honored with a laser-engraved brick permanently installed on campus.

Driving Forward Brick Campaign

List of 2 items.

  • $10,000 Gift

    • 8x8 traditional "Admiral Red" brick
    • 6 laser-engraved lines
    • 20 characters per line
    • 120 characters total, including spaces
  • $5,000 Gift

    • 4x8 traditional "Admiral Red" brick
    • 3 laser-engraved lines
    • 60 characters total, including spaces
Initial rendering. Subject to change.1 Current driveway.   2 Proposed second driveway.   3 Baseball field.   4 Athletic building.   5 Middle school entrance.   6 Main entrance traffic circle.

The second driveway will enter campus from State Line Road, south of the existing driveway and north of the baseball field.

Driving Forward FAQ

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • How much will it cost? How much do we need to raise?

    The project will cost a little over $2 million. The Barstow School will invest $800,000 therefore, as a community, we need to raise $1.2 million.
  • When will the driveway be ready? 

    That depends on us. We need to raise 80% of the goal in order to start construction. Once we’re able to start construction, we estimate it will take only four months.
  • Who is being asked to give? 

    We are seeking donations for the Barstow community, including parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, business partners, and community friends. 
  • How can I give?

    You can give in many ways, whatever is best for you.
    • Donations may be made online, use our simple and secure giving page to give by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.
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    • Via snail mail, you may send a check to the Barstow Fund made payable to, The Barstow School, 11511 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114.

    • Want to make a pledge and set up a giving schedule? Call Jennifer Dreiling in the Advancement Office at 816-277-0433.
  • Is my donation tax deductible? 

    Yes. One hundred percent of your gift to The Barstow Fund is tax deductible. The Barstow School is a nonprofit educational organization, a 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A tax letter will be sent upon receiving your donation.

Gaining Momentum

Barstow has received transformational gifts to fund campus improvements over the last few years. These include adding turf to our soccer field, replacing the roof, renovating locker rooms and Hall of Champions restrooms, creating the Graves Family Lounge for faculty and staff, and opening the Dan & Cassidy Towriss IDEA Space.

Soon, we will begin renovating our baseball stadium and constructing a new athletic building. These projects will impact every student’s Barstow experience, from academics to athletics, for which we are so grateful. We invite every member of our school community to join us in driving forward, by donating to the campaign for a second drive.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Dreiling

    Jennifer Dreiling 

    Vice President Advancement
  • Photo of Dan McNickle

    Dan McNickle 

    Executive Director Summer Programs & Extended Care, Community Relations and Barstow Fund Manager
    (816) 277-0428