Admission Events

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Want to learn more about Whitfield? Engage with us through one of our many events listed below to explore the ways in which our school lives its mission, relationships shape our culture, and our community embraces academic rigor balanced with time with family, friends, and the pursuit of personal passions.

WHITFIELD NIGHTS: NOVEMBER 30 & FEBRUARY 1

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Come Back and Learn More!
 
Join us from 6:30 - 8:00 PM on November 30, 2021 or February 1, 2022 for an interactive event to learn more about our curriculum, community and school culture.  Meet Whitfield students, faculty, and administrators during a student life and curriculum fair.  Then, prospective students will engage in mock classes led by Whitfield faculty members while parents participate in three themed round table discussions.
 
Registration is required. Registration for February 1st is not yet open.
 
REGISTRATION CLOSED: November 30
 

COOKIES & CONVERSATION: DECEMBER 5

Calling all 5th Graders! 

Did you know Whitfield starts in 6th grades? Join us from 2:00 - 3:30 PM on December 5 to learn about our 6th grade program during this interactive event with Ginny Fendell, Whitfield’s Director of Health & Wellness. In her role, Mrs. Fendell guides our students’ character development through the Habits of Mind & Heart. She also happens to make delicious chocolate chip cookies!

Students will join Mrs. Fendell, Director of Admission Lisa Trout, and current Whitfield students for an afternoon of baking, making new friends and learning about the ingredients that make Whitfield such a special place. 

Registration is required.
 

REGISTER: Cookies & Conversation

PARENT-TO-PARENT CONVERSATION: FEBRUARY 16

Why Whitfield?

We invite prospective parents to connect with current Whitfield parents through this virtual event from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.  Current parents will share why they chose Whitfield, and how their children have grown personally and academically here. Moderated by Director of Institutional Advancement Emily Klimek and Director of Admission Lisa Trout, this event offers authentic dialogue and the chance to ask your questions, parent to parent.  

As this conversation is intended to provide an additional layer of connection and perspective for prospective families, it is reserved for those who have participated in one or more admission events already this season.  To learn more, please contact the admission office.

Registration is required. Registration for February 16th is not yet open.
 

REGISTER: February 16, 2022

MEET CHRIS CUNNINGHAM: MARCH 1

Dr. Chris Cunningham
Introducing Whitfield's next Head of School!
 

After a nation-wide search to replace current Head of School John Delautre upon his retirement on June 30, 2022, Whitfield's Search Committee named Chris Cunningham as next Head of School. Dr. Cunningham has spent the past twenty-five years in independent school education. He currently is the Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ. Click here to learn more about the Head of School Search.

Join us on zoom to meet Dr. Cunningham and hear about his educational philosophy and aspirations for Whitfield. 

This event will be reserved for prospective families who have completed their applications. Registration is required and will open soon!

VISIT WHITFIELD

Schedule a Shadow Day!
 
Schedule your in-person Visit to experience our mission in action! Meet students and teachers, tour our facilities, visit classes and learn about our curriculum. Experience our school culture and find your place in it. Click the link to jump to our Visit Whitfield page that lists Visit Days and registration information.
 
Questions?
Contact Michelle Templeton, 314-415-1259
Admission Associate