International Student Program

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Whitfield School is an independent school that prepares students for college and life. We welcome both boys and girls from grades 6 to 12, and our campus covers 26 acres in suburban St. Louis.

At Whitfield, we provide a well-rounded education focused on preparing students for higher education and beyond. Our curriculum blends college preparatory courses with character development, emphasizing values like citizenship, critical thinking, and leadership. Our goal is to equip students with the skills they need to succeed in college and to lead fulfilling lives, encouraging them to explore their identities, passions, and aspirations.




International Students 


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Top Five Reasons International Students Chose to Study at Whitfield School:

  1. Safety. At Whitfield, safety and security is a top priority. The school is located in suburban Creve Coeur, Missouri outside of St. Louis city limits, which is an area with very little crime. Additionally, Whitfield has a full-time armed security presence on staff at all times.
  2. Innovative, engaging classrooms. At Whitfield, the classroom experience matters. Our classrooms are collaborative spaces where teachers function as coaches, not lecturers. We know that learning by doing leads to more concrete understanding.
  3. An authentic American experience. Unlike some boarding and day schools with international programs, the majority of Whitfield students are local to St. Louis, meaning that an international student will have a fully immersive American experience. International students will be placed with peer students and their families in their homes, getting the opportunity to live alongside and with their classmates.
  4. Whitfield traditions. Whitfield students work hard, but also know how to have fun. Nothing is more fun than Spirit Week. Taking place during the week leading up to Homecoming, each day is themed and begins with an all-school assembly. The week culminates with athletic competitions and the evening’s lip sync performance. Other traditions include Green & White Games, Bonfire, Homecoming Dance, Prom, and the Trashcan Band.
  5. Renowned college experience process. Your college choice experience will be tailored to your student. Each year, Whitfield's top students are competitive at America's best colleges and universities.


Contact Amber Rogan,
International Student Programs