At Whitfield, we approach visual arts as another language or discipline to use to creatively solve problems. For seniors taking an advanced studio art course the Cardboard Chair Project is a rite of passage that challenges them to design and build a chair, using only cardboard, gummed paper tape and Elmer's glue.
In Visual Literacy & the Graphic Novel, in addition to breathing new life into traditional content with the help of technology, students examine a historic medium with 21st century eyes—comics. Students in this class closely read comics and graphic novels to study the evolution of graphic literature as both an art form and storytelling medium.
At Whitfield, we define Scholarship—one of our six Habits of Mind and Heart—as the pursuit, creation and application of knowledge and understanding. Recognizing that our approach to a college prep education is through character education, our skilled faculty use the Habits as a jumping off point for classwork. Nowhere is the integration of Scholarship more deftly demonstrated than in Biology 9, under the leadership of Stephanie Bonat, one of our new faculty members this year.
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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 28 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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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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