Curious about Whitfield? Watch the video below and engage with us through a tour or virtual visits to 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.
This summer we are excited to invite prospective 2021-22 students and their families to safely visit our campus in-person!
On Tuesday mornings in June and July we will host small groups of students and their parents/guardians for a tour of our facility. Tours will last approximately one hour. Each tour group will include no more than 4 families (with no more than three representatives each). For now, all tour participants will need to follow Whitfield's pandemic protocols which include completing a health screening, wearing a mask and practicing social distancing throughout the tour. Advanced registration is required. Click the button below to sign up!
We encourage families who are looking for the 2022-2023 school year to wait to begin their admission exploration in the fall when we expect to have a much more robust program in place.
We invite students applying for the 2021-22 school year and their families to join us for a one-hour Virtual Visit on Zoom to learn more about our unique school community.
During this virtual campus tour you will meet student ambassadors and school leaders, learn about the classroom environment, student life, our rigorous academic program, and the Habits of Mind & Heart, the character education program that serves as the foundation for the Whitfield Experience. Click the links below to register.
While students entering all grades are welcome to attend either Visit, we encourage families who are looking for the 2022-2023 school year to wait to begin their admission exploration in the fall when we expect to have a much more robust program in place.
Despite adjustments to this experience over the last year and a half, many aspects of our school held firm: a commitment to character education and to relationships; an innovative approach to technology (never more important than now!); and, a belief in flexibility and adaptability as we strive to be increasingly responsive and relevant.
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 learn more to find out. Here is what you will find:
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.
"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."
Contact Lisa Trout, 314-415-1256
Director of Admission