Barstow School
11511 State Line Road
Kansas City MO 64114
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 942-3255
Mission Statement
The Barstow School is a coeducational independent school where students in Preschool through 12th grade develop in a challenging educational community. As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the mission of the school remains "to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character."
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Shane A. Foster
Board Chair Mr. Peter Lacy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lacy & Company
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1884
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
The Barstow School is a coeducational independent school where students in Preschool through 12th grade develop in a challenging educational community. As originally stated by Mary Louise Barstow, the mission of the school remains "to promote sound scholarship and to give symmetrical development to mind, body and character."
Background Statement
In 1884, two Wellesley College graduates Mary Barstow and Ada Brann, were invited to Kansas City for the purpose of establishing a local school comparable to the outstanding independent schools in the East. With support from several notable families, the school was founded at 12th Street and Broadway. During the next century, Barstow made its way south, growing in size and scope and landing a permanent location at 115th and State Line Road in Kansas City, Missouri in 1962. The Barstow School was a coeducational institution at its inception, later changing to an all girls school, and eventually returning to its coeducational focus in 1962. Current enrollment stands at 725 students, including preschool through 12th grade.
Impact Statement

Beginning in the earliest years and building with each grade level, extracurricular activity, service opportunity and leadership role, The Barstow School curriculum is about feeding a child’s curiosity for life. We bring the world to our classrooms and take our students out into the world to experience learning. Our students are guided in their acquisition of 21st Century skills needed to be productive global citizens.

 
Accomplishments from the 2015-2016 School Year:
 

  • Last year, six Barstow seniors earned Congressional Award Gold Medals, and 73 students received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
  • The Hybrid Learning Consortium, which provides online learning classes, grew to 27 schools, seven of which are international. Classes expanded to middle school students, and Barstow provided expanded professional development for online teachers from all participating schools.
  • Barstow’s endowment reached $15,067,000, and, for the first time, the Annual Fund exceeded $1 million.
  • Students producing video journalism as part of the Barstow Television Network now have a renovated studio, control room and green room.

 

Barstow athletics completed a successful year with the following accomplishments:
 

  • Boys Basketball: Conference, District & Sectional Champions - STATE - 2nd Place
  • Girls Basketball: Conference Champions
  • Cheerleading: Regional Champions, STATE - 5th Place
  • Dance Team: STATE - 5th Place
  • Boys Golf: Conference & District Champions
  • Boys Soccer: District Champions
  • Girls Tennis: Doubles District & Sectional Champions - STATE DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
  • Volleyball: Conference & District Champions

 

Goals for the 2016-2017 School Year:
 

  • Develop and implement a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program for lower school students.
  • Expand Barstow’s theatre program with the production of a lower school musical and an all-school Broadway review.
  • Differentiate curriculum offerings through the continued development of the Certificate of Emphasis and the Hybrid Learning Consortium programs.
  • Create more opportunities to build and strengthen our alumni involvement in the development of their school.
  • Continue to develop satellite campuses, create new partnerships and provide opportunities for international student and teacher exchanges.

Needs Statement

  • Build the endowment by 30 percent over the next 10 years.
  • Evolve the Master Plan that prepares a 15-year building cycle.
  • Create more opportunities within our constituent groups for charitable giving.
  • Continue the development and implementation of alternative revenue strategies.

Service Categories
Elementary & Secondary Schools
Areas of Service
International
National
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

The governance and management of The Barstow School is vested in its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals who provide their time, expertise, and financial support to the school. The Board employs a Head of School to manage the day to day operations of the school in accordance with board policies, which are strategic in nature and focused on long-term planning and financial stability of the institution.

Key objectives of the Board include trustee leadership in fundraising and advocacy for Barstow, planning for future growth and enhancement of campus facilities, and increasing Barstow’s recognition as the best independent school in Kansas City. The work of the Board of Trustees is largely completed within its committee structure. All Trustees serve on at least one of the five standing committees of the Board, which are Trustee Governance, Finance & Audit, Building & Grounds, Advancement, and Strategic Planning. Each Board member is committed to his or her role as a trustee, and 100% of trustees participate in board giving.

Since its founding in 1884, Barstow’s mission has remained the same, “to promote sound scholarship and give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.” This founding mission and the traditions that differentiate Barstow from other independent schools are held in high regard by the Board, even as the school evolves with innovative educational programs. 

Programs
Description

The Barstow Lower School experience emphasizes active engagement in learning through the senses. During the period when children are most curious, grade level teams structure creative environments that enable students to develop proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening and using numbers. The curriculum incorporates art, music, technology and physical education to facilitate self-expression and emerging talents.

The Middle School curriculum provides opportunities that promote the transition from concrete operations to more complex thinking processes in a supportive, academic environment of mutual respect. Students consider diverse ideas, develop respect for their peers and cultivate sensitivity to the needs of the larger community.
 
The mission of the Upper School is to create a culture which fosters a holistic development of our students. Beyond our challenging curriculum, we strive to develop resilient young men and women strong in character with a global perspective.
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Over the course of a student’s time at Barstow, long-term success can be monitored by the advancement of a student from preschool through the 12th grade with the knowledge and skills for academic success as measured by test performance.

Long-Term Success

Long-term success can be measured by ACT scores, which for Barstow students consistently score an average of 7 points higher than the national average. Long-term success is also seen in the 100% of graduates who go on to college. Over a longer period of time, alumni often state that Barstow provided the foundation for them to develop a life of meaningful purpose, and many have assumed roles of civic and corporate leadership. Such anecdotal evidence is recorded by the school’s alumni office.

Program Success Monitored By All aspects of school curriculum and programming are independently evaluated as part of accreditation process through the Independent School Association of the Central States.
Examples of Program Success
  • Six Barstow seniors received the 2016 Congressional Award Gold Medal in Washington, D. C. last June. The highest honor bestowed upon young people by the U.S. Congress, the Gold Medal recognizes achievement and service in America’s youth.
  • In 2016, Barstow had 4 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Award Program.
  • In 2016, 56% of students tested (36 of 64) qualified to participate in the Duke University Talented Identification Program (Duke TIP).
  • 47% of students taking Advanced Placement tests in 2016 scored either a 4 or 5 on the exams. 
Description

Visual art education from Preschool through 12th grade, enhances the ability to fully experience beauty, while deepening one’s understanding of culture and history. Drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, graphic design and digital film making are offered.  

In the performing arts, music classes are designed to provide experiences in self-expression, cultural influences and performance skills. The Drama program offers students the chance to learn fundamentals, find expression, and learn the cultural and technical knowledge of theater. Courses include Chamber Singers, Ensemble, Music Theory, Acting Script Writing, Theatre Arts: Production & Design. This year, performing arts will expand to the lower school.
 
Communication Arts provides opportunities to improve critical thinking, research, and performance techniques. The school has expanded offerings in broadcast journalism and production. Courses are offered in the Barstow Television Network, Weathercock Year Book, B-Line Newspaper and Speech & Critical Thinking. 
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

All students in PS through 12th Grade have the opportunity to participate in music and in creating two-and three-dimensional art. In the Middle School, all students can audition for the musical and in the Upper School all students who are interested can participate in the plays and musicals, the Barstow Television Network (BTVN), yearbook and newspaper. 

Long-Term Success

Long-term success is seen in students who never thought they could sing, act or draw develop skills and a passion for the arts that would have gone unrecognized. Those students with specific talents experience significant growth through the many courses and extracurricular activities that are offered. Others go on to college to study visual, performing or communication arts as seen in matriculation records.

Program Success Monitored By Various Benchmark Reports against academic, art and athletic national standards.
Examples of Program Success

The Senior Art show consistently includes a large percentage of seniors exhibiting two- and three- dimensional art. Inclusion in the show is a much sought-after recognition.

Each year, Barstow consistently produces an Upper School musical and 2 plays (one of which is student directed and produced) and a Middle School musical.

Barstow’s donor community has provided funding to build a state-of-the-art broadcast center and more broadcast production and journalism courses are now offered with enrollment in this area significantly increased. BTVN produces one show per day and provides live streaming coverage of volleyball and basketball games. BTVN also broadcasts concerts, plays and assemblies, an appealing alternative for parents and grandparents who do not have the ability to attend.

Description
The athletics program at Barstow seeks to reinforce the important connection between mind and body as well as continue the development of our students socially, morally and emotionally. We provide our students the opportunity to engage in a wide range of activities, teaching the essential elements of teamwork, competition, sportsmanship and achievement. Barstow offers a wide range of athletic endeavors to complement our rigorous academic schedule. These sports and activities push our students toward goals that require sacrifice, self-discipline and dedication that will eventually prepare them to meet the responsibilities of adult life as well as enhance their experience here at Barstow. Our aim is to put students in positions to allow them to achieve more than they think they can, as well as learn skills that will last their lifetime.
 
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Athletics & Sports
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Every student has the opportunity to participate in athletics at Barstow. As a rule, the Barstow teams make every effort to include and keep every participant. The Lower School Physical Education Program encourages young students through organized daily physical activity. Organized school teams begin in the 6th grade to help students prepare for high school competition. Within the Middle and Upper Schools, Barstow has 12 different sports available to students, fielding as many as 41 different teams.
Long-Term Success

Barstow’s mission is to provide symmetrical development to mind, body and character so it is imperative that healthy lifestyles are promoted to our students through participation in athletics and fitness. Our athletic teams are inclusive. If a student has the desire to participate, he or she will have a spot on the team. The long-term effects of this are the development of individuals with greater self-confidence, physical fitness and leadership. Also, over the last five years, 10 students have gone to college on athletic scholarships.

Program Success Monitored By Various Benchmark Reports against academic, art and athletic national standards
Examples of Program Success
In 2015-2016:
Boys Basketball: Conference, District & Sectional Champions - STATE - 2nd Place
Girls Basketball: Conference Champions
Cheerleading: Regional Champions, STATE - 5th Place
Dance Team: STATE - 5th Place
Boys Golf: Conference & District Champions
Boys Soccer: District Champions
Girls Tennis: Doubles District & Sectional Champions - STATE DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Volleyball: Conference & District Champions
Description

The Barstow School College Counseling program is designed to support each phase of the student's college search process: exploration, selection, application, and the transition to college. Our program strives to match students with the college or university that is most suited to their interests and goals. The purpose of college counseling is to help students realize their goals for continued studies while helping them to make a good match. 

Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Barstow’s College Counseling team simplifies the arduous college search and application process by focusing on the fit between Barstow students and the respective college they each choose. These veteran counselors assist students with the self-evaluation process in order to unlock the potential each student possesses; ultimately promoting growth, building character, and bolstering the ability to lead. The personal attention given to each student by this team provides a college counseling framework that is first rate and unique at the secondary level.
Long-Term Success

Although the college admission process is often perceived to be highly stressful, our belief is that through education, self-knowledge, and access to our staff’s professional resources, Barstow students can take ownership of the process. This college planning process begins in each student's freshman academic year and will continue through his/her senior year. Our aim is to introduce to the students the terms, guidelines/timelines, nuances, and informational programs at age and grade-appropriate times.

Program Success Monitored By Various Benchmark Reports against academic, art and athletic national standards.
Examples of Program Success
In 2016, 75% acceptance rate for graduates at the colleges of their priority selection. 100% of graduates continue their education at the college level.
 
Description

The process of learning from direct experience is the foundation of several Barstow programs.

 
  • The Middle and Upper School Debate programs are designed to teach the scholarship of argumentation and critical thinking required to communicate cogent arguments.
  • Through Robotics, students have the unique opportunity to foster a love of engineering, science and math through a number of programs offered from 1st through 12th grades.  
  • The Hybrid Learning Consortium creates a globalized learning community through online courses.
  • Through Barstow’s Global Education Program, students and faculty participate in exchanges with schools in Australia; Ningbo and Shanghai, China; Madrid and with the Cloud Forest School in Costa Rica. Our students participate in a global curriculum that recognizes differing cultures, traditions and religions and take part in international service learning.
  • Students learn about our natural world and nutrition by working in the vegetable garden and orchard. 
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Students in experiential learning will develop self-initiative and an intention to learn. In those areas where there is competition among other schools, they will develop leadership skills and fell a sense of accomplishment.

Short-term success in Debate and Robotics program is measured with each individual and team accomplishment. Creating engaged participants who are thoughtful and knowledgeable perpetuates the success both of the individual student and the program itself. Our success is measured not only by the earned awards at tournaments but also by the experiences of the students in all phases of competition.

The Hybrid Learning Consortium will measure success in the accomplishments of individual students, their grades and test scores.

Long-Term Success

By opening our students to new hands-on activities and providing opportunities for creative thinking, Barstow’s Experiential Learning programs will assist students in discovering their specific areas of interest and developing the self-confidence to pursue them. Success will, over time, be seen in the choices our students make about their college preferences, career choices and paths for personal development.

Program Success Monitored By Various Benchmark Reports against academic, art and athletic national standards.
Examples of Program Success

Over the last four years, Barstow has won hundreds of policy debate awards from tournaments held at Harvard University, University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Kentucky as well as high schools throughout the Midwest. Student debaters have been recruited by Georgetown University, Cornell, Lewis and Clark, Dartmouth and many more. 

2015-16 was a record setting year. Middle School Debate won it's 5th consecutive City Championship, and were named top speakers in both divisions. Barstow Middle School debaters won more than 150 trophies at 6 after-school events.
 
Upper School debaters were in the finals of the 43rd Annual California Invitational (UC-Berkeley), Westside Warrior (Omaha,NE), KCKCC, and Oak Park; and in the semi-finals of Iowa Caucuses (Cedar Rapids, IA), Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, OK), Westside Warrior (Omaha,NE), KCKCC, and Oak Park.
 
In total, Barstow students won 226 awards for the 15-16 Debate season.
 
The Hybrid Learning Consortium expanded participation to Middle School students, and there are currently 27 member schools and the recent addition of the New York State Association of Independent Schools. The course catalog includes 88 offerings and there are 300 students enrolled.
CEO Comments

Beginning at the very earliest years and building with each class, grade level, extracurricular activity, service opportunity and leadership role, The Barstow School curriculum is about feeding a child’s insatiable curiosity for life. We bring the world to our classrooms and take our students out into the world to experience learning. We help children of all ages to take intellectual risks. As a child grows with us, we build on students’ previous experiences to both broaden and deepen their knowledge.

The latest technology is used in all grades to enhance and individualize the learning process. Teachers across all subject areas and grade levels, from preschool through twelfth grade work together to create a progression of learning. Most importantly we help students take that knowledge and apply it in real world settings. Experiential learning takes place through our outdoor education programs, community service activities, hybrid learning and global education. The Certificate of Emphasis Program gives highly motivated upper school students an opportunity to dive into advanced, hands-on study in an area of special interest. The program, which takes three years to complete includes classroom and online learning, mentoring, networking and, in the senior year, a capstone project.

This year Barstow has started a STEAM program in the lower school. The program integrates science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a creative environment where students are given a challenge or identify a need and then go about solving it. They imagine, design, build, fail, try again and collaboratively create a finished product. Also new this year is the expansion of our theatre program into the lower school providing the opportunity for our younger students to produce a musical play.

Recently, Barstow was honored and recognized by John Chubb, the president of the National Association of Independent Schools who said, “… I have rarely seen the range of fully realized innovation, all aimed at preparing students, and the school, for the fundamental changes this century is bringing.”

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Shane A. Foster
Term Start July 2008
Experience Mr. Foster holds degrees in education from University of Tasmania and University of Wisconsin and was awarded a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Concordia University. He was the Head of School at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, Virginia, from 2005-2008, prior to which he was the Head of Upper School from 1998 - 2005. From 1988 until 1998, Mr. Foster held various positions at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, including Dean of Students and Director of Athletics.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Art N. Atkison July 2001 - June 2008
Mr. Charlie Sachs July 1994 - June 2001
Senior Staff
Title Associate Head of School and Head of Lower School
Experience/Biography
 
Ms. Yount has a B.A. in Education and a M.A. in Counseling and Psychology. She taught and provided counseling for students in kindergarten through grade 8 for 18 years before becoming an administrator.
 
 
Title Head of Middle School
Experience/Biography
Ms. Bradley has been an administrator at The Barstow School since 2003. Her previous experience includes teaching a variety of Lower School and Middle School grade levels as well as serving as an assistant middle school principal for three years and an elementary principal for nine years. Ms. Bradley acquired her Bachelor's degree and her Masters in Education from the University of Northern Colorado.
 
 
Title Head of Upper School
Experience/Biography

Ms. Bartow has a Bachelor of Art degree in Spanish from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s of Education in Elementary Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Bartow has been involved with seven private schools throughout her career.  Her experience includes: classroom teacher in all grade levels, class sponsor, Department Chair, Dean of Students in both Middle and Upper Schools, Director of Service Learning and Admission Director. 


Title Head of Campus
Experience/Biography

Christopher English is a graduate of East Carolina University with an MA in Technical and Professional Communication. He completed post-graduate teaching certification in 2002 and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification in 2006. He has served on the National Advisory Board for All Kinds of Minds, and is a current member of the QED Foundation’s Leadership Team. He has been an active teacher mentor and professional development provider in public, independent, and international schools.

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 122
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 225
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 91%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

The Barstow School creates a framework of experience for students to understand their place in the world and to see new perspectives on familiar issues. We develop international partnerships to promote global awareness, experience and problem-solving. These partnerships include collaboration with Cloud Forest School in Monteverde, Costa Rica; Launceston Church Grammar School, Launceston, Australia; The Barstow Schools of Ningbo and Shanghai in China and the German School of Madrid. Faculty and student exchanges will take place with these schools.

 
Through the Hybrid Learning Consortium, we collaborate with 27 independent schools. Students from those schools participate in online courses with Barstow students and teachers within the Consortium help make up the online faculty.
 
Barstow also collaborates with local nonprofit organizations which benefit from our students’ service learning projects. It is our belief that students who develop an interest and passion for service will continue it throughout their lives. Organizations include Spofford House, Harvesters, Operation Breakthrough, Wayside Waifs, Stream Team and Community Blood Centers.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)1995
National Association of Independent Schools - Full Member1980
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) - Member1970
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) - 10 Year Accreditation2011
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Rita Blitt Kindest School AwardSynergy Services: Kindest Kansas Citian Award2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

Members of the Barstow faculty and administration know each individual student and channel the school’s resources directly to student learning, counseling and growth. We have minimal management superstructure, and our energy goes into the school’s mission and common purpose. Our curriculum is global but its control is local, maintained by the faculty in support of the school’s mission and of the needs of current students. 

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Peter Lacy
Company Affiliation Lacy & Company
Term July 2015 to July 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Susan Belger Angulo Children's Center for the Visually Impaired
Mr. Joel Brous Franklin Templeton Investments
Mrs. Wendy Hockaday Burcham Community Volunteer
Mr. Thomas Butch Waddell & Reed
Dr. Louis Christifano Leawood Family Care
Mr. Shane Foster (Ex-Officio) The Barstow School
Mr. Andrew Funk Stueve Siegel Hanson, LLP
Mr. Peter Lacy Lacy & Company
Mr. Quinton Lucas Associate Professor of Law, The University of Kansas; City Councilman of Kansas City, Missouri
Mrs. Wendy Marvin Wendy Marvin Law Office LLC
Ms. Mira Mdivani Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm
Ms. Amanda Morgan Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sonal Patel Community Volunteer
Mr. Scott Redick Jack Henry & Associates
Mr. Rob Rothhaas Louis Foods
Ms. Carmen Sabates Community Volunteer
Mr. David Seay KPMG, LLP
Mrs. Jenny Thiessen Waldeck Community Volunteer
Mr. Thomas Whittaker JE Dunn Construction Company
Mr. William Zollars Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Indian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Trusteeship
Building
CEO Comments

The governance and management of The Barstow School is vested in its Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is a dedicated and diverse group of individuals who provide their time, expertise, and financial support to the school. The Board employs a Head of School to manage the day to day operations of the school in accordance with board policies, which are strategic in nature and focused on long-term planning and financial stability of the institution.

Key objectives of the Board include trustee leadership in fundraising and advocacy for Barstow, planning for future growth and enhancement of campus facilities, and increasing Barstow’s recognition as the best independent school in Kansas City. The work of the Board of Trustees is largely completed within its committee structure. All Trustees serve on at least one of the five standing committees of the Board, which are Trustee Governance, Finance & Audit, Building & Grounds, Advancement, and Strategic Planning. Each Board member is committed to his or her role as a trustee, and 100% of trustees participate in board giving.

Since its founding in 1884, Barstow’s mission has remained the same, “to promote sound scholarship and give symmetrical development to mind, body and character.” This founding mission and the traditions that differentiate Barstow from other independent schools are held in high regard by the Board, even as the school evolves with innovative educational programs.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $15,532,067
Projected Expenses $15,557,129
Endowment Value $15,067,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Foundation Comments
  • FY 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Individual contribution line item may include revenue from foundations/corporations.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$623,391$942,174$168,803
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions----$538,842
$0$0$0
$11,882,506$11,663,203$11,342,443
Investment Income, Net of Losses$678,258$933,996$477,494
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$90,468$228,056$206,995
Revenue In-Kind$235,222$62,831$17,411
Other$1,238,220$1,123,597$470,232
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$10,884,311$10,352,804$9,738,179
Administration Expense$2,779,699$2,958,137$3,097,210
Fundraising Expense$502,687$431,304$414,184
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.091.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%75%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue70%37%45%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$25,597,851$25,529,767$24,765,613
Current Assets$4,171,048$4,307,140$3,591,780
Long-Term Liabilities$0$26,322$11,242,999
Current Liabilities$14,846,147$14,910,121$4,392,424
Total Net Assets$10,751,704$10,593,324$9,130,190
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.280.290.82
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%45%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $200,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $99,585 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $50,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

The school uses the full-accrual basis for its outside published financial statements. The operating budget is the key mechanism by which the monthly financial operations of the school are managed by the administration. We work to balance the total expected cash inflows and anticipated outflows to break even. The school’s endowment spending policy allows for 5% of the previous three years average total account into operations; however, no such draw has been taken for the past four years.

 

The Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees has oversight for the school’s major business and operational risks to assure the board that the risks are being identified and managed appropriately. The committee shall be responsible, in concert with staff, for developing the long-range financial plan and yearly operating and capital budgets, including setting tuition levels for board approval. 

 
Of our annual budget, only about 80% is supported by tuition. The remainder of our revenue must come from our mission-driven alternative revenue such as Summer at Barstow and the generosity of donors who understand that their gifts not only bridge that gap but support all aspects of the exceptional experience of a Barstow education.
 
The school manages its temporarily and permanently restricted donor funds in strict compliance with donor intent. Such endowment funds are professionally managed.  
Organization Name Barstow School
Address 11511 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
Primary Phone (816) 942-3255
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Shane A. Foster
Board Chair Mr. Peter Lacy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lacy & Company
Year of Incorporation 1884