As the oldest independent school west of the Mississippi, Barstow takes great pride in its heritage and rich historical past.
We are equally proud of our adaptive nature and innovative approach to education.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 712 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,675
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
712 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
The Barstow School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes lunch, parents association dues and other costs.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Linda Waters
Admissions Associate
Krista Stuchlik

Sports

School Notes

  • The Barstow School has evolved, yet our core objective remains the same--to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character. At Barstow, students enjoy:
  • A highly challenging academic community that encourages each member to ask questions and seek answers
  • Collaboration throughout the school to ignite a passion for knowledge
  • Honesty, trust and respect
  • Emotional safety and the development of leadership skills and character
  • Strong relationships with faculty and staff

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 712 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,675
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 10 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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