Achievement is not just academic. It’s freedom and exploration, it’s unlocking the independent spirit inside us all.

We’re pleased to announce IDEA Space KC, one of the largest centers for innovation, discovery, entrepreneurship and arts in the nation. Powered by the educational excellence of The Barstow School, IDEA Space will serve as a community resource ­­— open to the entire KC region —  for thinkers, makers and doers, enhancing curiosity and empowering our future workforce.

IDEA Space is a creative and collaborative workspace where hands-on teaching cultivates entrepreneurs, and experiential learning creates participants, not spectators.

The power of an IDEA.

Your support and partnership will make an immeasurable impact on our community’s future. The Barstow School has been a pillar of educational excellence for 135 years, and we need other committed organizations to help us create 21st century leaders and a future that will enrich the community in which we work and live.



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Mailing Address
11511 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

Jennifer Dreiling
Vice President of External Development
(913) 488-8192

Ashley Stroud
Sr. Vice President of External Affairs
(913) 498–3558

Kellye Crockett
Executive Director
(816) 277-0413