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The Barstow School is open! Barstow is the only school Kansas City area school offering a daily choice between in-person and online learning or a customized blend of both. Investments in technology and building enhancements prioritize health and safety, while maintaining high standards of academic excellence. Our administration and medical advisory committee provide weekly COVID-19 updates. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

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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
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
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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.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
37 responses
Average ACT
30
59 responses

Innovative. Individualized. Inspired.

Our STEAM approach teaches critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication, through project-based exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. Other signature programs include global education, debate, BTVN (student-run television station) and robotics. AP and honors courses, Cum Laude, National Honor Society and World Language Honor Societies.

Culture & Safety

Poll
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We don't have enough responses to know if students agree that they feel safe at their school.Take our survey
Poll
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We don't have enough responses to know if students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.Take our survey
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Sports
    30%
  • Fall Festival
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Kindergarten/Senior Buddies
    10%
  • Music Concerts
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
710
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 4 responses

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
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 6 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 6 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 6 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
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We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
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We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$68,286
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,034
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$188,224
National
$217,500

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