Visit Whitfield

Three students dressed in spirit wear at the Homecoming Pep Rally

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.

Students who smile. Teachers who love what they do.
Whitfield cultivates ethical, confident, successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration and trust. What does this look like? We invite you to visit and find out. Here is what you will see:
 
  • 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.

At Whitfield, we believe that learning can be fun and that high standards and academic excellence in college-prep course work can go hand in hand with a healthy balance and quality of life. Sometimes the work is hard. Sometimes we learn from failure. But the knowledge that teachers care, the respect students show for themselves and one another, and the warmth of our community lead to a robust Middle School and Upper School experience that prepares Whitfield students for success in life. 

REGISTER FOR YOUR VISIT!

Click the button below that corresponds to the grade you are applying to enter, to register for an upcoming Visit Day!

2019-20 VISIT DAYS

We encourage all families applying to Whitfield for the 2020-21 school year to sign up for one of the Visit Days listed below.  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.

Thursday, September 19
Monday, October 28
Tuesday, December 3
Tuesday, October 1
Friday, November 1
Friday, December 6
Friday, October 4
Tuesday, November 5
Monday, January 13
Thursday, October 10
Monday, November 11
Thursday, January 16
Tuesday, October 15
Tuesday, November 19
Monday, January 27
Tuesday, October 22
Thursday, November 21
Friday, February 14
Thursday, October 24
Monday, November 25
 

 

VISIT DAY OVERVIEW

Students enjoying one of their academic classes

Visit Days

The best way to experience Whitfield is to visit on a typical school day.  Whitfield organizes 20+ Visit Days each year.  Visits start at 8:00 AM and end at 11:45 AM.  Dress is casual.  
Three Middle School students

Students

Upon arrival, you will be paired with a current Whitfield student who will be your host for the morning.  Together, you will sit in on classes, tour campus, attend Morning Assembly, meet students and teachers, and enjoy lunch.
One middle school student on the shoulders of a friend at the Homecoming Pep Rally

Student Schedule

8:00 AM            Classroom Visits
9:15 AM            Morning Assembly
9:30 AM            Classroom Visits continue
11:00 AM         Campus Tour
11:20 AM         Lunch with Student Host
Middle School students with Sunshine, our school dog

Parents

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.

Students watching the Homecoming bonfire

Parent Schedule

8:00 AM            Introductions
8:30 AM            Campus Tour and Classroom Visits
9:15 AM            Morning Assembly
9:30 AM            Campus Tour continues
10:30 AM         Conversations with administrators

WE CHOOSE WHITFIELD

Students

Agha Haider '21

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."

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."

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."

Faculty

Laura Lotz '95

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."

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."

Alumni

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."

Lisa Trout, admission coordinator
Questions?
Contact Lisa Trout, 314-415-1256
Admission Coordinator