Whitfield’s student-centered culture means that every adult in the community is personally committed to the success of every student. The school’s 60 full-time teachers and administrators, nearly half holding advanced degrees, connect with each student as an individual learner. A strong, rigorous, developmentally-appropriate core curriculum requires all students to study math, science, social studies, English and an additional language each year.

Our teachers maintain a learning atmosphere of high expectations and low anxiety, where students are actively engaged by authentic and dynamic lessons which mirror real-world challenges. For this reason, traditional lecturing is rare at Whitfield. 

Additionally, a certain spirit has long existed among Whitfield teachers and staff in which innovation and change are not only expected but readily embraced. Never content to rest upon past achievements, Whitfield teachers look forward, always seeking for ways to improve their craft.  That vision has allowed Whitfield to grow and change, much as we ask of our students. 

Our recruiting process is rigorous and extensive, with key administrators utilizing a strong network of associations with colleges across the country and search firms.  The result is a group of talented, committed women and men,  inspired by teaching teenagers and passionate about Whitfield. 

Visitors comment on the diversity of our faculty, with 20% of our faculty coming from diverse backgrounds.  With an average of 10 years teaching at Whitfield and more than 13 years in the teaching profession, faculty members have the experience and the energy that are essential to creating dynamic classrooms for our students.

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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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