Barstow School

The Barstow School is a co-educational school where students in preschool through twelfth grade develop in a challenging educational community.
As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the objective of the school remains “to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.”.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1884
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students614 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Barstow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • 9:1 Student : Teacher Ratio
  • 70: Percentage of students who reside in Kansas
  • 69: Zipcodes represented
  • 20: Percentage of diverse students
  • 20: Percentage of students receiving need-based aid
  • 63: Average percentage of graduates in the past three years who attended universities outside of Kansas and Missouri
  • 100: Percentage of graduates who attend four-year colleges
  • 40: Campus size in acres
  • 2: Rain gardens on campus
  • 1884: Year of founding
  • 1962: Year Barstow moved to State Line campus
  • Mary Louise Barstow and Ada Brann: Barstow’s founders
  • 1972: First modern co-ed graduating class
  • 62: Total number of faculty
  • 8.5: Average number of years of experience for faculty at Barstow
  • 43: Number of advanced degrees earned by faculty
  • 2: Endowed Chairs19.4 Average years of teaching experience
  • We want students to be participants, rather than spectators, in the world around them. From adventures as simple as a preschool day at the pumpkin patch to the study of cultural and environmental issues facing third-world populations in Asia, Barstow field trips are designed to encourage cultural awareness, as well as thought and analysis of the world in which we live.
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