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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
11511 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone
(816) 942-3255

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,420
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The Barstow School

The Barstow School provides the Kansas City region’s premier K-12 college preparatory education. Our innovative, inclusive and globally connected learning environment cultivates the potential in every student through differentiated instruction and dedicated faculty mentorship. Students are part of a diverse community "promotes sound scholarship and gives symmetrical development to mind, body and character," our mission since 1884.

Barstow’s STEAM program uses science, technology, engineering, the arts and math as conduits to 21st century skills such critical thinking, collaboration and communication. STEAM principles are applied in daily learning as early as preschool. Rigorous academics are combined with robust service, athletic, arts and global travel opportunities. Barstow students are participants, not spectators.

From their earliest explorations through commencement, Barstow invests in the whole student and prepares them for leadership in a rapidly changing world.

The Barstow School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
24 responses
Average ACT
30
43 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Sports
    25%
  • Fall Festival
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Music Concerts
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Standards High, our school song
    13%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    710
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    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $14,730
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
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    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      A-
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $65,124
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $700
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $161,017
    National
    $184,700

    The Barstow School Reviews

    33 reviews
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    Teachers are incredible- all very knowledgeable and committed to success of their students. The English and History department teachers are especially impressive. The administration, however, is top-heavy, and overly concerned with external image. Their interests seem to be monetarily focused rather than on the welfare and happiness of students. I attended Barstow for over 13 years and am grateful for the education I received and the relationships I made, but saw a significant drop in morale among both students and teachers in recent years.
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    The Barstow school provides a great foundation for success in college. The vast choice of classes for the Upper school that can challenge a student's interests is exceptional. The student teacher ratio is wonderful so every student feels heard and understood. Barstow has a great parent community that is very involved in the success of the students. Barstow is small school with a big heart and provides a great academic challenge which prepares students for engagement in a global community.
    The Barstow School is a school that everyone should experience. The great programs, caring faculty and administrators are a reason that the school is thriving.