Public education is provided by the Barstow Unified School District which has thirteen elementary schools, nine private schools and a community college (Barstow College).
Barstow College offers educational opportunities from transfer level courses leading to an advanced degree, to community service classes (or workshops) designed for continuing education, vocational enhancement, avocation or personal development pursuits. The Barstow College campus is located on Barstow Road overlooking the city, the Mojave River, and the Calico Mountains. The campus is an attractive green oasis in the desert with a variety of palm, cypress, oak and olive trees that form an ideal setting for student learning. Some facilities available on the campus are a large gymnasium (James R. Parks), a childcare facility (Child Care America), a comfortable meeting hall (the Norman Smith Center) and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Contact a campus counselor to see how you can take advantage of the various services offered, take required assessment tests, attend a new student orientation, and obtain all information necessary for registration. Call (760) 252-2411 or visit their website at http://www.barstow.edu.