About Us

Two students smiling toward the camera during the Homecoming pep rally

Whitfield offers a foundational, liberal arts curriculum that marries college preparatory courses with an emphasis on citizenship, critical thinking, and leadership. Our purpose is to prepare students for success in college and in life, empowering them to discover who they are, what they care about, and how they want to make a difference in the world.

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Welcome from the Head of School

A letter from Head of School Chris Cunningham

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At A Glance

Whitfield School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades 6–12, located on a 26–acre campus in suburban St. Louis.

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A small school community committed to kindness and trust, Whitfield inspires a diverse student body to lead lives of curiosity, integrity, and purpose.

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Board of Trustees

2023-2024 Board of Trustees

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Faculty & Staff Directory

2023-2024 Faculty & Staff

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See what's happening on campus

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2023-2024 Calendar

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Equity & Inclusion

At Whitfield School, we believe that valuing our differences helps us grow as individuals and strengthens our community as a whole.

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Parents Council

There are many ways for families to get involved at Whitfield to meet other parents and engage in our special community.

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Summer Camps

Whitfield offers parents the opportunity to have all your kids Kindergarten through High School, at one place, all day, all summer long. We also have volunteer and employment opportunities for your older children. 

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Employment Opportunities

Whitfield is committed to maintaining a diverse, world class faculty. 

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Habits of Mind & Heart

At the center of Whitfield's mission is a commitment to character education, delivered through the Habits of Mind & Heart.

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Acre Campus


Athletic Teams
(Middle & Upper School)


Full-time faculty, 44 with advanced degrees


Average Enrollment


Graduates attend college outside of Missouri