Visit Whitfield

Whitfield's Visit Day program is an immersive experience for both students and their parents. You will have the opportunity to tour campus, visit active classrooms, and meet many members of our independent school community. Through these interactions, you will see how Whitfield lives its mission, how relationships shape our culture, and how we maintain high expectations in a low stress environment.

Summer Tours (2024 - 2025 Applicants)

For families considering 2024 - 2025 admission, we are offering summer campus tours on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, July 10. Please use the link below to register.

Fall Visit Days (2025 - 2026 Applicants)

Visit Days for 2025 - 2026 applicants will start in September and will be posted to this page in mid-August.

Whitfield’s Visit Days offer programming for both students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) and are often cited by new families as a wonderful opportunity to get to see the school in session.  Prospective families interested in joining the Whitfield community are encouraged to register for a Visit Day early in the admission season as they do fill quickly.


richard heidenry with book

Visit Days

The best way to experience Whitfield is by visiting campus during a school day!  Whitfield organizes approximately 20 Visit Days experiences each year. Visits include time in the classroom and lunch. Dress is casual.  
Whitfield Admission Ambassadors waiting in the front lobby on a visit day


You will be paired with a current Whitfield student who will be your host during the visit.  Together, you will sit in on classes, tour campus, meet students and teachers, and enjoy lunch. 


Family involvement is an important part of our community.  On your child's Visit Day, we invite you to stay for an in-depth tour designed to educate parents about Whitfield's curriculum, community and culture. Meet school leaders, explore campus,  and visit classes.  The parent program is 90 minutes, and we invite you to stay as long as you are available.

Students watching the Homecoming bonfire

Next Steps

After your family's visit, please follow the steps on the "Admission Process" page to complete your child's application for admission.  

Admission Process



Katie Kuplent '24

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Katie Kuplent '24

"Whitfield made [my transition from grade school to middle school] easy by pairing me with an upperclassman the summer before school started. She reached out to me and invited me and several other incoming students to lunch so that we could ask her questions and get to know each other better. As an upperclassman, she was able to ease our anxiety about starting a new school. She continued to support us throughout the year."

Agha Haider '21

"One of the amazing aspects of Whitfield is the faculty. Every teacher that I've had over the years has always been open to meeting before and after school. They genuinely care about each of their students and will help them in every way possible to make sure that they succeed in school."

Zoë Goffe '21

"My favorite part of Whitfield is the closeness and support that the community provides. My transition into Whitfield felt seamless. On my first day people went out of their way to make sure I was doing okay and had what I needed. By the end of my first week I felt like I'd been at Whitfield for years. It was very easy to feel at home."


Miller Boyd

Miller Boyd

Social Studies Faculty / Upper School

"Whitfield is a leader in progressive education and I am exceedingly thankful to be part of its faculty. Our students are some of the most engaging, open-minded young adults I have ever met. I am encouraged by their curiosity and look forward to seeing them develop into the scholars and leaders of tomorrow."

Susan Dean

Mathematics Faculty / Upper School

"Because all Whitfield classes are small, I am able to quickly develop an understanding of the academic needs of my students and create opportunities for each of them to gain confidence and appreciation of the mathematical process. Being able to teach each student as opposed to simply teaching the curriculum is such a refreshing, yet hard to find, educational advantage."

Laura Lotz '95

English Faculty / Upper School

"At Whitfield, I am surrounded by vibrant, talented youth. I thoroughly enjoy empowering students to explore new ideas and tackle challenging skills and content. The authentic engagement and curiosity of the students guides what we do together in the classroom; through hard work and inquiry, they learn and grow."


Zachary Ellis '12

Zachary Ellis '12

Zachary Ellis '12

Consultant, Microsoft / Dallas

"I was academically prepared for college and having an internship under my belt upon graduation from Whitfield made it easier for me to succeed. I better understood the importance of establishing relationships and networking. I was able to utilize the skills and experiences I learned—networking, relationship management, confidence, public speaking, teamwork, the importance of diversity & inclusion—in college and during interviews with campus recruiters. I believe my experience enabled me to stand out among other college students."

Erin Gibson Valdez '01

Erin Gibson Valdez '01

 Assistant Professor, Stanford University / California

"Without a doubt Whitfield prepared me academically for Duke University. The emphasis placed on critical thinking, not merely regurgitation of facts, was imperative to my success. As a scientist, I spend considerable time writing grants to fund my research, papers to convey my findings to the scientific community, and short articles to explain what my findings mean to non-scientists. Whitfield's emphasis on writing laid a solid foundation that I have been able to build upon."

Katie Harris '14

Katie Harris '14

People Operations Associate, Google / San Francisco

"Attending a small school like Whitfield gave me opportunities to develop my leadership skills. For example, as a leader of the Diversity Awareness Club at Whitfield, I was able to think critically about a strategy for creating change, and develop a plan for executing that strategy, which included identifying roles and responsibilities for others and holding us all accountable. These skills were transferable as I confidently stepped into leadership roles at Vanderbilt, and they’re skills I use today in my role at Google."

Amber Odom, admission associate
Contact Amber Odom, 314-415-1282
Admission Associate