College Counseling Program
Recognized locally and nationally for its exceptional program, Whitfield's college counseling team mirrors the school's student centered approach by offering a tailor-made experience for students and their families. Like all departments at Whitfield, the college counseling program uses a spiraling curriculum with an emphasis on individualization. The college counseling program begins informally in sixth grade, becomes more detailed and
strategic in the ninth and tenth grades, and evolves into a one on- one student/parent/counselor partnership in eleventh and twelfth grades. Our families value the personalization, professionalism, and low-stress approach of
Whitfield’s college choice process which distinguishes it from all other schools in the region.
Average number of applications submitted by graduates from the Class of 2023.
Graduating seniors are accepted to college.
Graduates from the Class of 2023 attend college outside of Missouri.
Graduates from the Class of 2023 attend college outside of the Midwest.
Amanda Henry was named Director of College Counseling in December 2021 after serving as Associate Director of College Counseling since 2018. Whitfield families appreciate the depth to which Amanda personalizes each student’s college search experience. She teaches our College Knowledge course and is an active participant in equity and inclusion conversations on our campus. She holds a B.A. from Washington University, an M.B.A. from Saint Louis University, and M.Ed from University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Ebony Sistrunk joined the College Counseling Office as the Associate Director of College Counseling in summer 2022. Prior to Whitfield, Ebony served as Director of Academic and College Counseling at Lutheran High School South, where she was a transformative leader since 2015, organizing parent programming, advising academic department teams, and guiding students in college and career planning. Originally from the St. Louis area, she earned a B.A. in Psychology from Webster University and an M.A. in Educational Counseling from the University of Missouri.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Louis University, she earned a Master of Science in School Counseling from Indiana University. Prior to joining the team at Whitfield, Amber was an elementary school counselor in the Hazelwood School District and a guidance/college counselor at Incarnate Word Academy. She joined Whitfield in 2019.
In addition to this website, Whitfield School College Counseling social media accounts update parents and students about new programs, college visits, and more. You are welcome to visit and like Whitfield's College Counseling's Facebook page and follow us on Instagram (@whitfieldcollegecounseling).