Facts and Figures
Whitfield School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades 6–12, located on a 26–acre campus in suburban St. Louis.
410 students, grades 6-12
30% of students self-identify as people of color
10% of students hold citizenship in countries outside of the United States
- Students are required to take English, math, science (including chemistry and physics), history and language every year. They may pursue their special interests through electives at the high school level.
- Students interested in the sciences may take up to seven science courses in high school.
- All 7th and 8th graders take Language Fundamentals, which introduces students to Latin and French or Spanish.
- Students may take double languages (Spanish and Latin or French and Latin) during high school.
The school day begins at 8:00 a.m.
Students in grade 6-8 finish at 3:15 p.m. The day ends at 3:00 p.m. for high school students.
Average class size: 14
Average ACT: 27
Missouri Average ACT: 21.6
National Average ACT: 21.4
Each student is provided a tablet PC laptop computer. Students may take these computers home at night and during school holidays.
Tuition (2016-2017): $25,250
This includes lunch but does not include a technology fee, books and incidentals, which average $1,000 a year.
Close to 30% of Whitfield students receive financial aid each year.
Student-to-teacher ratio: 7:1
55 full-time faculty, 33 with advanced degrees
19% of faculty & staff self-identify as people of color