Visit Whitfield to experience our mission in action! Meet students and teachers, tour our facilities and learn about our curriculum. Experience our school culture and find your place in it.
While our campus is closed, our community continues. All admission team members are eager to talk with you on the phone or videoconference, and we encourage you to join us for a Virtual Visit! At Whitfield, we remain strong during this unusual time, and we invite you to learn about us now so that your family can join us in person in the future.
Students who smile.
Teachers who love what they do.
A place where learning is joyful.
An environment in which clear expectations and accountability lead to determination and success.
A curriculum that includes math, science, English, history, world languages, and the arts, but just as importantly integrity, perspective, perseverance, leadership, creativity, and collaboration.
Thursdays @ 3:00 PM
Whitfield hosts 20+ Visit Days during the fall and winter for prospective students applying in alignment with the ISSL application deadlines. The gallery below provide a snapshot of this robust experience for prospective students and parents.
At this time we are conducting Virtual Visits for spring and summer applicants (looking for the 2020-21 school year), and encourage you to register to join us to learn more about our special school community.
In August 2020 we will post the Visit Day schedule for 2020-21. We encourage all families applying to Whitfield for the 2021-22 school year to sign up for a Visit Day. Parents are strongly encouraged to stay for as much of the program as they are able. The Visit Day program begins at 8:00 am and ends around noon.
Family involvement is an important part of our community. On your child's Visit Day, we invite you to stay for a program designed to educate parents about the many unique and exciting aspects of the Whitfield experience. During the Visit you will take a campus tour, observe classes, experience Morning Assembly, meet students and teachers, and talk with school leaders.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."