Health and Wellness

At Whitfield, we believe in educating the whole child and recognize that success is the product of both academic skills and social-emotional skills, the former often dependent in some degree upon the latter. Our Health and Wellness department provides support for students, faculty, and parents in the development a variety of fundamental non-cognitive skills such as emotional intelligence, self-regulation, and empathy.

Services include:

  • direct short-term counseling with students and/or parents
  • referrals for services in the community
  • mental health skills training for students through PE classes
  • professional development presentations for faculty/parent discussion groups. 
  • Habits of Mind and Heart

Ginny Fendell, MSW, LCSW, is Whitfield's director of health and wellness.


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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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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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