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Barstow School
ISACS Membership status: Fully Accredited Member School

Address: 11511 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone: (816) 942-3255
Fax: (816) 942-3227
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Grade Levels: PS-12
Enrollment: 701
Boarding/Day: Day
Gender: Coed
School Description:

The Mission Statement of the 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.”   The Goals of The Barstow School are to: graduate well-rounded and self-confident individuals; offer a rigorous and challenging college preparatory curriculum; provide opportunities to develop leadership and enhance skills for lifelong learning; develop highly skilled, ethical users of technology; maintain a community that is diverse, accepting and inclusive; promote service work to the community by students and adults; foster open communication among all constituents in the Barstow community; encourage the development of faculty through ongoing learning opportunities; act as good stewards of the institution’s physical, financial and human resources. The Vision of The Barstow School: The founders and subsequent generations of The Barstow School envision a school where a community of learners, adults and children of all ages, come together in a mutually supportive, trusting environment that nurtures intellectual, physical, emotional and moral growth. In support of its legacy, Barstow envisions an educationally challenging community where:  students strive to be honest and trusting, expecting those same virtues from other community members; reason, imagination and physical activity are necessary aspects of healthy development; students learn to take risks while pursuing excellence in all their activities, developing the resilience to learn from failures without damage to their psyches or their futures; students work and play in an emotionally safe and physically secure environment; students learn to accept the freedoms and responsibilities necessary to support a democratic community; students are open-minded, idealistic and accepting; students develop self-discipline and, as a result, self-reliance; students articulate their understanding, listen to the thoughts of others, and share in a dialogue beneficial to the whole community; students demonstrate their knowledge through performance, presentation, and application, in addition to conventional assessments; students learn through extracurricular activities the importance of following rules precisely, practicing skills rigorously and winning and losing graciously; educators and parents share with young people the joy and pride of their accomplishments; and, adults strive to model for students the highest standards of excellence, honesty, trust, and respect.

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