About Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate Private School

Our Mission

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

-Proverbs 22:6

A New Concept

Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate was created for the kid in all of us. Our foyer is a fun place easily accessible to school visitors, students and parents, and keeps unnecessary traffic away from the learning centers. The classrooms are self contained so the children feel safe and secure. The children have shaded playgrounds with age appropriate equipment to help build confidence and large motor skills. We have also added a large indoor play land for those hot and rainy days.


Our front door remains locked at all times. We have a hub system that only allows parents with an active four digit code to enter and leave the building. Our classrooms, as well as our playgrounds and front door, are monitored 24 hours a day. We have two 36 inch monitors located in the office that are used by the office staff to monitor the classrooms and building. The entire premise of the school is recorded 24 hours a day for your child’s protection.

What’s in Store for your Child?

We believe the most important beginning of a child’s life is the training they receive. Our main objective is to teach responsibility, to be courteous to others, build lifetime learning and developmental experiences, and encourage talents and gifts of each child. We will fill your child’s day with play, drawing, painting, singing, and plain old letting kids be kids. We will create an atmosphere to promote a warm entertaining environment that gives children the freedom to explore and learn. We hope that when they go out into the “real world”, no matter how old they are, they will remember their childhood memories at Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate.


Here at Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate we use the Funshine and McGraw Hill curriculum. Funshine Express is a company dedicated to the premise that learning is best facilitated in an environment which is challenging, hands-on and of course FUN! This program will help your child’s teacher create many stimulating and fun learning activities throughout the year. In addition, it will help promote a nurturing environment which encourages social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth and development.

Each little child God sends our way is like a piece of soft, new clay;

“Tis ours to mold and shape and trim to make it pleasing unto him.”