5.00 (4 reviews)
- Whitefield Academy, a Christ-centered college preparatory school located in the Smyrna/Vinings area of metropolitan Atlanta, serves students in grades PreK-4 through 12th grade.
- Through a challenging academic curriculum and a balanced offering of athletics and the arts for all ages - Whitefield strives to develop students who engage in critical thinking, practice service to others, and develop a life-long passion for learning - while understanding a biblical wordview and discerning Truth in a secular culture.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Educational Records Bureau
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||814 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 25%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||87 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Number of AP Courses||16 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Lanugage, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Honors Algebra I, Honors Algebra II, Honors Biology, Honors Calculus I, Honors Chemistry, Honors Conceptual Physics, Honors English, Honors French IV, Honors Geometry, Honors Latin IV, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Spanish IV|
|Average SAT score||1270|
|Average ACT score||25|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 2 / rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Please visit our website for current enrollment fees.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Michelle Marriott|
|Admissions Associate||Sonya Ayers|
|Total Sports Offered||16 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||21 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Academic Team, Athletic Training Team, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Community Service Committee, Ecuador Mission Team, Honor Council, National Honor Societies (Art, French, Spanish, Thespian, Tri-M), National Honor Society (NHS), Newspaper, Peer Tutoring and Mentoring, Robotics Club, Student Council, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Chorus, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Orchestra, Photography, Sculpture
- Whitefield Academy, a Christ-centered, college preparatory school serves students in grades PreK-4 through 12th grade. 100% of Whitefield graduates matriculate to colleges and universities - winning up to $7.7 million annually in scholarships and grants. Award winning athletics and fine arts round-out a our rigorous, college-prep academic program
- that seeks to create critical thinkers who serve others ahead of self and pursue Biblical Truth and life-long learning.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- AustellGrades: PK-12 | 393 students
2356 Clay Rd
Austell, GA 30106
- MariettaGrades: PK-12 | 987 students
700 Cobb Parkway N
Marietta, GA 30062
- Lithia SpringsGrades: PK-12 | 285 students
7131 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
- KennesawGrades: NS-12 | 895 students
4500 Eagle Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
- Powder SpringsGrades: PK-12 | 343 students
4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Whitefield Academy provides an exceptional school experience for my children. Teaching methods are time-tested and appropriate to the grade level. Course content is solidly college-prep material. I appreciate that a Biblical worldview is woven throughout lessons instead of just a weekly chapel, and the teachers and administrators provide thoughtful mentoring to students both in and out of the classroom. The school is small enough to have a strong, community feel, yet large enough to offer the high quality academic, athletic and artistic opportunities parents look for in a well-rounded, private school.
- Posted by Parent - cahf
I am a current student at Whitefield Academy and have been attending it for 7 years. Overall my experience has been great! The school has a very uplifting atmosphere and great academics. The classes are very challenging at times but the teachers are willing to help you outside of class in order to insure success. There is a very strong sense of community within the teachers and students which is one of the school's main focuses this year. Looking back on my years here, I recognize that there have been faults along the way, but I would never consider attending school anywhere else. I feel that by attending Whitefield I have become more confident in myself and in my walk with God. The teachers are very openly Christian and this is an extremely important part of our school for students, teachers, and faculty. As a senior I have started the college search and feel very confident that I will be succesful because of the foundation that Whitefield has instilled in me about working hard and doing your best.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - colle
Whitefield Academy presents me, as a teacher, with the opportunity to work along side top-notch colleagues as we strive to work together to construct opportunities for students to recieve a first rate education.
- Posted by Teacher - srutt
I am currently a student at Whitefield and have had a wonderful experience here. Sure it may have it's issues, but not unlike any other school out there. The school work is challenging and requires work, but there are so many ways to receive extra help from either older students or teachers. Every morning before homeroom, teachers hold extra help" sessions to provide aid in the completion of homework and answer any questions one might have. The teachers are extremely personable and if approached the right way, are more than happy to help with any in school or out of school issues. The students are loving, but like teenagers everywhere, if they see someone that does not smile and does not appear approachable, will be cautious in reaching out. There are, however, students here that do reach out to students that appear unhappy, if that student is open to being approached. Whitefield teaches it's students to love and to put others ahead of self. There are several opportunities to do so. For instance, one day this past month, the entire high school went out and served the community in various ways like delivering canned food to those less fortunate.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - srutt
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