Whitfield’s academic goals are set at the highest (honors) standard. Students have the opportunity to prepare for Advanced Placement exams. Independent study in language, mathematics and sciences is offered for the exceptional student who completes Whitfield’s curriculum early. To be eligible for graduation, current seniors are required to have four years each of English, social studies, mathematics, science and language; one year each of fine arts, physical education and Foundation in Wellness, grade level advisory classes. Courses with bullets (•) are required for graduation. The Head of School or Principal have the right to waive or alter any requirements. Students may submit a formal request for waiver of a graduation requirement. Forms are available from the Principal. All waiver requests must include an academic plan which replaces the course work that is being considered for waiver.

Grade 9

  • Literature and Composition: Encountering the Other
  • Early Modern World History: 1400-1800
  • Algebra or Geometry
  • Biology
  • Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Physical Education/Foundations in Wellness
  • Advisory 9

Grade 10

  • Literature and Composition: The Assertion of Self
  • Modern World History: 1800-present
  • Geometry or Advanced Algebra
  • Chemistry or Field Studies
  • Language
  • Advisory 10
Fine Arts elective
Science elective

Grade 11

  • Junior English Selection
  • United States History
  • Advanced Algebra, Algebra III / Trignometry, Precalculus or AP Calculus, AB
  • Physics or Chemistry
  • Language
  • Advisory 11
English trimester elective
Fine Arts elective
Advanced Science elective
Advanced Social Studies elective

Grade 12

  • Senior English Selection
  • Senior Social Studies Selection
  • Advanced Science Selection
  • Senior Math Topics or Precalculus or Introduction to Calculus or AP Calculus, AB or BC
  • Language
  • Senior Seminar
Fine Arts elective
Advanced Science elective
Advanced Social Studies elective
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  • St. Louis, MO 63141
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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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