Whitfield prides itself on academic excellence. Our curriculum is both demanding and developmentally appropriate. Designed by our own expert teachers, our courses are interesting and constantly evolving as we look for the best ways to prepare our students for entrance to the nation’s finest colleges and universities. Students become innovative thinkers and 21st century problem solvers.
Central to Whitfield's mission is the belief that talented teachers, who are experts in both their disciplines and child development, create learning activities and classroom environments that actively engage students. We demand exceptional, engaging teaching from our faculty. How we teach is important and so is who is teaching your child. Whitfield teachers are creative, dynamic and dedicated adults who bring energy and excitement to their classrooms.
Classes at Whitfield are 65 minutes for middle school students and 90 minutes for high school students to allow ample time for in-depth discussions, group projects, and labs. Always at the forefront of education, Whitfield has used a block schedule for more than 20 years so our teachers have extensive experience with skillfully managing the time with their students. What does a Whitfield school day like for your student? Please look at a sample seventh grade schedule and an example of a ninth grade schedule.
Our perfect size gives us the ability to engage each child and to impress upon them the importance of character. Our size allows us to make decisions with the students’ best interests in mind. Our goal is the success of every student, and we easily accommodate students' acceleration in math and language. Each spring, students, parents, faculty and alumni gather at Awards Day to celebrate the outstanding academics, athletics, character, community service and leadership provided by students and faculty alike.