Visit Whitfield

Three students dressed in spirit wear at the Homecoming Pep Rally

We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to campus this fall!  We strongly encourage prospective families to come to campus for one or more events to walk our halls, explore the ways in which our school lives its mission, relationships shape our culture, and our community embraces academic rigor balanced with time with family, friends, and the pursuit of personal passions.

2021-22 VISIT DAYS

We ask all families applying to Whitfield for the 2022-23 school year to sign up for one of the Visit Days listed below. All Visits run from 9:00 - 11:45 AM. A separate Parent Program is offered during the same time as the student Visit.  

September 23
October 29
December 2
October 5
November 1
December 7
October 6
November 3
december 9
October 11
November 9
January 12
October 14
November 15
January 14
October 21
November 17
january 25
October 26
November 22
FEBRUARY 10

 

REGISTER TODAY!

Click below to register for a Visit Day!  Choose the button that reflects your child's grade for the 2022-23 school year.  Middle School includes grade 6, 7, 8. Upper School includes grades 9, 10, 11, 12. Please note:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, your child may be shadowing in grades other than the one that they are applying for. Thank you for your understanding.

VISIT DAY OVERVIEW

Computer Science Class

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 9:00 AM and end at 11:45 AM.  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. Dress is casual.

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 Whitfield's curriculum, community and culture. Meet school leaders, tour campus, attend Morning Assembly, and visit classes.  The Parent Program also runs 9:00 - 11:45 AM.  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

SAVE THE DATES!

OPEN HOUSE:

October 17, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Whitfield School
175 S. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

WHITFIELD NIGHT: Curriculum, Culture & Community

November 30, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Whitfield School
175 S. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

WHITFIELD NIGHT: Curriculum, Culture & Community

February 1, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 PM
Whitfield School
175 S. Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

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."

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