An admission open house gives you an overview of everything Barstow offers
Meet faculty, take a tour, see classroom learning and explore each division and extracurricular offerings. Guided by our division heads, these visits are a perfect entry point into the Barstow community.
The best way to discover Barstow and everything our school has to offer your student is by meeting our faculty, students and admission team during a visit to campus. We offer several ways to get to know us.
An admission open house gives you an overview of everything Barstow offers.
You can meet faculty, take a tour, see classroom learning and explore each division and extracurricular offerings. Guided by our division heads, these visits are a perfect entry point into the Barstow community.
During your tour, you have one-on-one time with a member of our admission team so you can ask questions that are focused on finding the right fit for your child. Your tour and personal appointment will last about an hour and are usually scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Call 816-277-0301 to schedule your tour. An admission application is required.
Students who have submitted an application to Barstow may shadow a current Barstow student to experience campus life in and outside of the classroom. These visits are scheduled through our admission office.
2023–2024 Shadow Days
Applicants for grades 7–10 on Mondays
Oct 2, 2023
Oct 16, 2023
Oct 23, 2023
Nov 6, 2023
Nov 13, 2023
Jan 8, 2024
Jan 22, 2024
Jan 29, 2024
Feb 5, 2024
Feb 12, 2024
Feb 26, 2024
Mar 4, 2024
Apr 1, 2024
Apr 5, 2024
Apr 18, 2024
Apr 22, 2024
Applicants for preschool through grade 6, please call 816-277-0306 to schedule your shadow day
The Barstow School is a community of learners where adults and children of all ages come together in a mutually supportive, trusting environment that nurtures intellectual, physical, emotional and moral growth.
The Barstow School seeks to enroll new students from preschool (age 3) through grade 11 who demonstrate they can help achieve and maintain this vision for a challenging learning community. We seek students who are self-motivated and highly ethical, who value achievement and respect their fellow students and faculty and who provide diversity and balance in our student body ethnically, economically and socially.
Admission to Barstow is based on a combination of criteria. In grades where vacancies exist, admission decisions will be based on previous school records, campus visits, teacher recommendations, personal interviews and portfolio items. Each is evaluated in an effort to enroll those students who demonstrate that they will benefit from Barstow’s college preparatory program. Barstow is not able to serve students with learning or behavioral difficulties.
In evaluating candidates, the Admission Committee takes into consideration:
Aptitude and curiosity
Academic achievement and readiness
Social and emotional development
Self-motivation and honesty
Interests and talents beyond the classroom
Family support of child and of the institution
The number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of openings in any class. In such circumstances, the admission committee determines the highest priority needs for each class and the school as a whole, and subsequently accepts students who best meet those criteria. In the event that there are more acceptable applicants than space, an applicant may be placed in the wait pool. When a place becomes available, the admission committee chooses a student from the wait pool to fill the spot.
Since Barstow is a family school, siblings of current students, and children of alumni and faculty are encouraged to apply and are carefully considered. However, such family ties do not guarantee a place in any given class. Each child will be considered on an individual basis. Please be prepared to submit all admission materials and go through the admission process for each child. The admission committee must make decisions that most appropriately meet the best interest of the school and each class.
The Barstow School is an allergy-aware campus and works collaboratively with families to meet the individual needs of students with food allergies.
The Barstow School admits students of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin with all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to all students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other characteristic protected by the law in the administration of its educational and admission policies, financial aid policies, scholarship and loan programs or athletic and other school-administered programs.