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.”.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 614 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Barstow School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1884
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
614 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Barstow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • OUR STUDENTS
  • 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
  • OUR SCHOOL
  • 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
  • OUR FACULTY
  • 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
  • FIELD TRIPS
  • 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 614 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $9,835 for elementary schools and $11,986 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kansas City, MO is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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