Visit Whitfield

Three students dressed in spirit wear at the Homecoming Pep Rally

Virtually 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, administrators, faculty, parents and staff are eager to talk with you about the Whitfield educational experience--in its present form, and under "normal" circumstances. As you will find, many aspects of our school remain the same: 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. 

2020-2021 VIRTUAL VISIT SCHEDULE

During the 2020-2021 school year, we invite you to join us for a one-hour student or parent Virtual Visit on Zoom to learn more about our unique school community. We ask that joining us for a Virtual Visit be the first step in your formal admission process. After learning more through this format, we will share other opportunities to connect with current parents, faculty members and young alumni.  

STUDENT VISITS
Join us for a one-hour program with student ambassadors and school leaders. Learn more about the classroom environment and student life at Whitfield as you interact with many members of our community.

Middle School Student Visits

Dates Times
Thursday, October 1 10:00 AM
Thursday, October 8 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 13 9:00 AM
Friday, October 23 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 28 10:00 AM
Monday, November 9 9:00 AM
Monday, November 16 9:00 AM
Thursday, November 19 4:00 PM
Friday, December 4 2:00 PM
Wednesday, December 9 9:00 AM

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PARENT VISITS

This one-hour parent event offers a chance to learn about our rigorous, college preparatory program rooted in character development. You will meet administrators and students during this interactive program.

Middle School Parent Visits

Dates Times
Wednesday, September 30 2:00 PM
Monday, October 5 10:00 AM
Monday, October 12 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 20  4:00 PM
Thursday, November 5 10:00 AM
Wednesday, November 11 10:00 AM
Monday, November 30 2:00 PM
Monday, December 14 9:00 AM
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Upper School Student Visits

Dates Times
Wednesday, October 7 10:00 AM
Thursday, October 15 9:00 AM
Monday, October 26 4:00 PM
Monday, November 9 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 2 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 10 2:00 PM

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Upper School Parent Visits

Dates Times
Monday, October 5 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 21 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 18 10:00 AM
Monday, December 7 10:00 AM

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Middle School students with Sunshine, our school dog
Four students wearing Whitfield spirit tshirts
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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. 
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Students enjoying one of their academic classes
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Computer Science Class
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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