Visit Whitfield

We know that you want to make the best decision for your child and that you have a number of questions as your explore the many fine secondary school options in St. Louis. 

We will help you in any way possible.  Ask as many questions as you have.  Visit Whitfield for a variety of events, whether organized by the admission office, the theater department, or the athletic department.  Meet with a department chairperson.  Please let us know what you need during this process. We find that families very quickly recognize the schools that are a fit for their children and their families.

To schedule a visit or family interview, please call Michelle Templeton at (314) 415-1259.


More information is below in the expandable sections. 

Admission Visit Day

Perhaps the best way to get a sense of our school is to attend an Admission Visit Day.

The visit begins at 8:00 AM and concludes at 11:45 AM and is for both students and parents if both wish to attend. 

For students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade next year, please click here to schedule your visit day.

For students entering 9th-12th grade next year, please click here to schedule you visit day.

STUDENTS

We will match you with a Whitfield student host for the day. You will see classes, tour campus, attend Morning Assembly, meet students and teachers, and have lunch. Dress is casual; we want you to be comfortable during your visit. You do not need to bring anything with you on your visit day.

Space is limited on each Visit Day, so please register in advance by calling us or using the links provided.

PARENTS

We want you to experience Whitfield as well. As a group, you will meet current parents, talk with school leaders, see Morning Assembly, visit classes in session and tour campus. The timing is flexible; while we invite you to spend the full morning with us, we understand if your time is limited and you need to depart earlier. Space is limited for parents as well, so please let us know that you plan to stay with your student.

Admission Visit Day dates for the 2017-2018 school year:

Thursday, September 28

Monday, October 9

Friday, October 13

Thursday, October 19

Monday, October 23

Tuesday, October 24

Thursday, November 2

Friday, November 3

Monday, November 6

Tuesday, November 7

Monday, November 13

Thursday, November 16

Tuesday, November 28

Thursday, November 30

Monday, December 4

Friday, December 8

Friday, January 12

Thursday, January 18

Friday, January 19

For more information, please call Michelle Templeton at (314) 415-1259.

Family Interview

Our family interview, which will include your student and you, will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.  As a family, you will talk with one of our admission associates.  Then, both you and your student will have a chance to talk with the same associate individually. 

 

Families often are curious about the interview.  Our goal is to get to know both your student and you.  What are your student's interests in and out of class?   How does your student spend free time?  What are you looking for in a secondary school for your student?  With dynamic classrooms that rely heavily on interpersonal relationships, we are looking for students whom we believe will thrive in that environment.   We work with students every day and we know that there are a wide array of personalities.  We carefully consider our observations in concert with the school records to create a complete picture of your student. 

We meet with families Monday through Friday, with appointments both during and after school to accommodate your schedule.  We welcome visitors all year but the majority of appointments for Fall 2017 admission will occur between mid-October to mid-January.  Interviews will begin October 9, 2017.

To schedule your family interview please click here. 

You do not need to submit your application prior to your family interview; it is often beneficial for the student to attend a visit day prior to an interview.

Open House - Sunday, October 15, 2017

Join us on Sunday, October 15, 2017 for our Open House.  Meet faculty, students and parents.  See campus and learn about academic and extracurricular programs.  The program begins with a presentation at 1:00 PM; please plan to arrive at 12:50 PM for check-in.

Program Agenda:

12:50-1:00 PM   Registration
1:00-1:45 PM     Welcome from our Head of School and Student Panel Discussion
1:50-3:00 PM     Department presentations
3:00-3:45 PM     Campus tours

For any questions regarding Open House please call Michelle Templeton at (314) 415-1259.

Technology Night - Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Join us on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 for Technology Night for Prospective Parents!

Discover how technology enhances student collaboration and innovative thinking.  This program includes an overview of Whitfield's philosophy regarding technology, a hands-on exploration of technology in the classroom, and time for you to ask questions.

Refreshments at 6:30 PM
Program begins at 6:45 PM

Curriculum Night - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Curriculum Night at Whitfield will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Refreshments are available at 6:30 PM; program begins at 6:45 PM.  Meet Whitfield faculty and learn about curriculum.  Discover how we teach Whitfield students to be innovative thinkers who are prepared for success in college and beyond.  This event is designed for parents, but students are also welcome to attend. 
 

Diversity Night -- NEW DATE! Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Join us for Diversity Night at Whitfield on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  Refreshments are available at 6:30 PM; the program begins at 6:45 PM. 

To reserve your space for Whitfield's Diversity Night, please register here.

Hear from a panel of administrators, parents, teachers and trustees, ask us your questions, and socialize with members of the Whitfield community.  Engage in discussions about what diversity and inclusion mean to us and why they are important elements in our school community.

At every step along the way, please feel free to ask questions.  Our faculty are great resources for you, as are our current students, parents, and alumni.  Please call Michelle Templeton at (314) 415-1259 with questions about admission events, scheduling a visit, or the admission process.

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