|The Barstow School|
|Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Head of School||Art Atkison|
Approx. Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Nonsectarian, in its most literal sense refers to a lack of Sectarianism. 650
|Student:teacher ratio||9. 5:1|
|Average SAT scores (2005)||Verbal = 593; Math = 609|
|Average ACT scores (2005)||Composite = 27|
|Athletics||13 interscholastic, numerous club|
|Athletics conference||Missouri State High School Activities Association|
|Motto||Understanding through knowledge|
|Color(s)||Green, White, and Black|
|Established||1884 (girls only), 1967 (coeducational)|
The Barstow School (commonly called simply Barstow), founded in 1884 by Mary Louise Barstow, is a nonsectarian, coeducational, private preparatory school in southern Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the The ACT is a standardized achievement Examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT Inc For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA is the governing body for all high school activities throughout the state of Missouri. Nonsectarian, in its most literal sense refers to a lack of Sectarianism. Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities For the film of this title see Private School (film. Private schools, or Independent schools are Schools not administered A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually abbreviated to preparatory school, college prep school, or prep school Kansas City Missouri only Items for the metro area Kansas City Kansas or North Kansas City MO should go on their respective pages Missouri ( or) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
The Barstow School enrolls approximately 650 students in preschool through 12th grade. The school has a strong academic tradition and usually matriculates all of its graduates to four-year colleges. College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution.
In the 2006-2007 school year, tuition ranged from $12,500 for first graders to $14,675 for grades 9-12. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Mary Barstow and Ada Brann came to Kansas City in 1884, responding to the need to establish a local school comparable to the outstanding independent schools on the east coast. Year 1884 ( MDCCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The East Coast of the United States, also known as the "Eastern Seaboard" or "Atlantic Seaboard" refers to the easternmost coastal states in the central and northern With the support of several notable families in the rapidly growing city, the two Wellesley College graduates founded the Barstow School at 12th Street and Broadway on Quality Hill in Downtown Kansas City. Wellesley College is a women's liberal arts college, in Wellesley Massachusetts, that opened in 1875 founded by Henry Fowle Durant
As both the school and the city grew and prospered, the school moved several times: first to near Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, then to 15th Street and Westport Avenue, then to 4950 Cherry Street in the Brookside neighborhood, and finally to 115th Street and State Line Road in 1962, where it remains today. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Although originally coeducational, in 1924 Barstow became an all-girls school except at the preschool level. Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The school resumed coeducation when it moved to its current location. The mission of the school, as originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, remains "to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character. "
For most of its history, Barstow was one of Kansas City's five all-girls private schools (the others were Notre Dame de Sion, St. Campus Notre Dame de Sion is one school with two campuses The co-educational elementary school ( Montessori Preschool through 8th grade) is located Teresa's Academy, Loretto Academy and The Sunset Hill School). The Pembroke Hill School (commonly known as Pembroke Hill) is a Nonsectarian, Coeducational private preparatory school in As a girls-only institution, the school was known as Miss Barstow's School or Miss Barstow's Finishing School for Girls. In 1960, boys were admitted to the first grade, and Barstow became coeducational one grade and one year at a time, until its first coed graduating class in 1972. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Although its class sizes often were under ten, Barstow had two very famous alumni during its early days: movie star Jean Harlow and future First Lady Bess Truman. Jean Harlow ( March 3, &ndash June 7,) was an American Film Actress and Sex symbol of the 1930s First Lady of the United States is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House. Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman (February 13 1885 – October 18 1982 widely known as Bess Truman, was the wife of Harry S Since Barstow moved to its current location, it has seen Kansas City expand southward. Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading of a city and its Suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area Today, it hopes to grow further: in 2003, Barstow built a new Lower School. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Recently, the Barstow School has expanded even more. In the summer of 2006, Barstow renovated its library and added several new classrooms and a new maintenance building. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Barstow holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Educational Records Bureau, the National and Missouri Associations for College Admission Counseling, the College Board and the Cum Laude Society. The National Association of Independent Schools, governed by a board of trustees and staffed by approximately 45 individuals is a U The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA, also referred to as North Central, is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the The Cum Laude Society is an organization that honors scholastic achievement at secondary institutions similar to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, which honors scholastic
The athletic teams are known as the Barstow Knights, and the school colors are green and white. Starting with the 2007-2008 school year, the head coach for the Knights basketball team is Jeff Boschee, a well known former KU player. Jeffrey Allen Boschee (born on December 21, 1979 in Valley City, North Dakota) was an American Basketball player The Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball program is the
In the fall, teams include girls' tennis, boys' soccer, girls' volleyball, girls' golf, and girls' and boys' cross-country. The girls' tennis team won the class 4 State Doubles Championship in 2007.
Winter sports at Barstow are girls' basketball, boys' basketball, cheerleading, and the Knight Starz dance team. The Knights cheerleading squad has won the class 4 State Cheerleading Competition twice, in 2005 and 2007. 
In the spring, teams include boys' tennis, boys' baseball, girls' soccer, boys' golf, and track and field.