Facts and Figures

Whitfield School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades 6–12, located on a 26–acre campus in suburban St. Louis.

461 students, grades 6-12
31% of students of color and international students
10% of students hold citizenship in countries outside of the United States

  • Students are required to take English, math, science (including chemistry and physics), history and language every year.  They may pursue their special interests through electives at the high school level.
  • Students interested in the sciences may take up to seven science courses in high school.
  • All 7th and 8th graders take Language Fundamentals, which introduces students to Latin and French or Spanish.
  • Students may take double languages (Spanish and Latin or French and Latin) during high school. 

The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m.

Average class size: 14

Average ACT: 27
Missouri Average ACT: 21.6
National Average ACT: 21.4

Each student is provided a tablet PC laptop computer. Students may take these computers home at night and during school holidays. 

Tuition (2019-2020): $27,775
This includes lunch but does not include a technology fee, books and incidentals, which average $1,500 a year.

Financial aid:
Whitfield offers need-based tuition assistance.  Financial aid awards have ranged from $3,000 to over $20,000, with an average award of $16,000.

Student-to-teacher ratio: 8:1
62 full-time faculty, 44 with advanced degrees
19% of faculty & staff self-identify as people of color

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  • 175 South Mason Road
  • St. Louis, MO 63141
  • T: 314-434 5141

About Us

Whitfield School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades 6–12.

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Whitfield’s demanding academic program coupled with the support of a dedicated, world class faculty prepares graduates for both the college experience and life beyond.

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Students who choose to engage in the arts at Whitfield, whether performing or visual, discover the nearly limitless possibilities for self-expression.

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The Warriors have claimed 33 state championships, earning multiple coach and player of the year awards, and sending numerous alumni to play at the collegiate level.

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Student Life

Whitfield students are happy, healthy and engaged in their community. Working diligently both in and out of the classroom, they learn both the academic and the interpersonal skills that lead them to success in college and beyond.

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Find out what makes Whitfield unique among St. Louis schools.

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The culture of philanthropy has always been an essential part of the Whitfield experience. Whitfield is fortunate to have parents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty and staff, trustees, grandparents and special friends who consistently support our school.

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