October 03, 2013
The answer to what makes The Barstow School unique does not lie in a number. It s not the ratio of students to faculty members, though that certainly helps. It s the community. As a current student, I can attest to the ease with which I can involve myself in every aspect of student life. At Barstow, if you try out, you are guaranteed a spot. I am challenged each day to better myself, and endeavor to figure out who I am and what I stand for. We re in school to learn how to learn. We're taught not only how to understand concepts without accepting them, but how to challenge ideas, new and old, as well. In a speech I will never forget, one faculty member told us to be proud of our accomplishments, but to strive forward, and never settle. At Barstow, my teachers push me to be the best that I can be. Because they know that if you fail, having tried your very hardest, you've still succeeded. I didn't come up with all of these ideas on my own. While I have been cultivating my garden, my teachers have influenced, directed, and guided me along the way. And when it boils down to it, my teachers are the reason I've never considered going anywhere else. Take this as a sampling of their work.
- submitted by a community member