Visit Whitfield

A group of students in the bleachers at Homecoming

Whitfield's Visit Day program is an immersive experience for both students and their parents. You will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, attend assembly, and meet many members of our 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.

Middle School Applicants

For students applying for grades 6 - 8, we recommend you participate in a Morning Visit, which run from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Prospective students will be paired up with a student host and experience Whitfield classes, Assembly, and of course, lunch! 

Parents will experience a comprehensive tour of campus, attend assembly, and meet school leaders from 9:00 - 10:30 AM.

Upper School Applicants

For students applying for grades 9 - 11, we recommend you participate in an Afternoon Visit, which run from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM.  Prospective students will be paired up with a student host and experience Whitfield classes, meet with administrators and of course, break for lunch! 

Parents will experience a comprehensive tour of campus and meet school leaders from 1:00 - 2:30 PM.

MORNING VISIT DAYS (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

We ask all families applying to Whitfield for the 2023-2024 school year to sign up for one of the Visit Days listed below. Morning Visits are recommended for Middle School applicants (entering grades 6 - 8).

REGISTER FOR A MIDDLE SCHOOL VISIT

September 22
NOVEMBER 21
JANUARY 5
October 7
DECEMBER 2
JANUARY 19
NOVEMBER 4
DECEMBER 7
JANUARY 27
NOVEMBER 15
DECEMBER 15
FEBRUARY 15

 

AFTERNOON VISIT DAYS (11:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

We ask all families applying to Whitfield for the 2023-2024 school year to sign up for one of the Visit Days listed below. Afternoon Visits are recommended for Upper School applicants (entering grades 9 -11).

REGISTER FOR AN UPPER SCHOOL VISIT

OCTOBER 19
JANUARY 11
October 28
JANUARY 19
NOVEMBER 4
 
DECEMBER 7
 

 

VISIT DAY OVERVIEW

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 are scheduled for three hours and include lunch. Dress is casual.  
Whitfield Admission Ambassadors waiting in the front lobby on a visit day

Students

Upon arrival in the front lobby, 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. 

Parents

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, attend Morning Assembly, and visit classes.  The Parent Program runs 9:00 - 10:30 AM during morning Visit Days and from 1:00 - 2:30 PM during afternoon Visit Days.  Please 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

WE CHOOSE WHITFIELD

Students

Katie Kuplent '24

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."

Faculty

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."

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."

Questions?
Contact Michelle Templeton, 314-415-1259
Admission Associate