80% of Whitfield students choose to join an athletic team even though participation is not mandatory. Our no-cut policy gives every athlete the opportunity to experience personal growth through team sports, in physical fitness, patience, leadership and sportsmanship.
There are many known benefits to being a part of a team--benefits that serve our students in all parts of their lives. Participation in team sports allows young people to make lasting friendships, develop communication skills, feel a sense of community, and learn to respect their teammates and coaches.
Our no-cut policy allows all students to explore new athletic activities based on their interest, regardless of prior experience. As interest in sports grows, we add more teams to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate.
The result is one of the most successful sports programs for private high schools and middle schools in the St. Louis area, claiming 33 state championships since 2000, earning multiple coach and player of the year awards, and sending numerous alumni to play at the collegiate level.
Coaches feel that winning isn't the key to middle school sports; sportsmanship and team play are paramount.
Drew Newlin '20
Individual state medalists
Individual state champions