College Counseling Program

The Office of College Counseling works with all Whitfield students and families in grade appropriate ways. The College Counseling program is rooted in the Habits of Mind & Heart. Each phase of the College Counseling program is designed to help students understand their strengths, interests, talents and needs in order to ensure the student identifies the post-graduation opportunity that is the best fit for him or her.



Whitfield students head to an exciting array of colleges and universities across the United States and internationally when they graduate. After working collaboratively with Whitfield faculty, our students look for colleges and universities that provide that same kind of faculty access. 


Average student population at colleges graduates attend


Graduating seniors are accepted to college


Graduates from the Class of 2021 attend college outside of Missouri


Graduates from the Class of 2021 attend college outside of the Midwest


Class of 2021 earned a merit scholarship for college


Merit Scholarships (class of 2021 for their first year of college)


Merit Scholarships (past five years of graduates combined)


    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 Facebook page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.


    Barbara Sams

    Director of College Counseling

    Director of College Counseling Barbara Sams

    Barbara Sams

    Director of College Counseling

    Before moving to the high school side of the profession, Barbara worked for sixteen years in college admission, financial aid, and student life at a variety of institutions including Columbia University (NY), Rockhurst University (MO), Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ), Bryant University (RI) and Westminster College (MO). Barbara has been an active member of her profession serving as an officer and board member at the national and state level for many organizations.


    Amanda Henry

    Associate Director of College Counseling

    Amanda Henry

    Associate Director of College Counseling

    Ms. Henry served most recently as the principal of La Salle Middle School, and her experience within the world of education has been rich and varied. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, she earned a Masters of Education degree, served as a corps member for Teach for America, and did further graduate work in educational leadership. She has written and edited professionally, served as an educational research assistant, taught special education, and along the way received several fellowships and awards. 


    College Counseling Assistant & Registrar

    Amber Rogan

    College Counseling Assistant & Registrar

    After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Louis University, she earned a Master of Science degree in School Counseling from Indiana University.  Prior to joining the team at Whitfield, she was an elementary school counselor in the Hazelwood School District and a guidance/college counselor at Incarnate Word Academy.  She joined Whitfield in 2019.

    College Admission List
    Whitfield students are accepted to, and attend, colleges and universities all across the country and the world.  
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