Whitefield Academy

  • Whitefield Academy provides academic excellence in a Christ centered environment.
  • Starting with half-day or full-day Pre-Kindergarten all the way through 12th grade, Whitefield is a classical Christian school that graduates critical thinkers, clear communicators and compassionate leaders.
  • In 1995, a few families started Whitefield because they desired a superior education along with moral training for their children.
  • Since then Whitefield has grown to over 260 students, while preserving its family-friendly community and employing a time-tested, classical method which teaches mastery of facts, logical reasoning and persuasive expression.
  • Our Christian, classical education cultivates well-trained minds prepared for higher education and lifelong learning for the glory of God.
  • Whitefield Academy is an accredited member of the Association of Classical & Christian Schools who's primary mission is to promote, establish and equip schools committed to a classical approach to education in light of a Christian worldview grounded in Scripture.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1995
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students269 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Whitefield Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $3500 for half-day Pre-Kindergarten to $11,300 for Grades 7-12.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorBJ Williams


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCrew,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chorus Musicorum, Jump Rope Club, LEGO Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Rubix Cube Club, Spirit Club, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art History, Ballet Club, Ceramics, Music History, Shakespeare, Worship Team

School Notes

  • Whitefield Academy is open, accepting appilcations and finishing up our current school year with Whitefield-at-Home. We are currently open now and all summer for a virtual tour or will schedule one for when Covid-19 restrictions and the spread of the virus allow for more personal contact. Applications available at https://whitefieldacademykc.org/admissions/ Once the applicationis is received assessments are arranged according to applicant schedule. Financial aid is available to those demonstrating need. Please contact us with your questions!  

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    3.5 miles
    11511 State Line Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816) 942-4054
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    Kansas City, MO 64114
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Whitefield Academy is, in our opinion, the best school in Kansas City. It is the only school that truly offers a Christian, classical education. Our oldest daughter has been here three years, and the amount that she has learned is astounding. The school focuses on teaching children HOW to learn and HOW to think rather than just teaching them WHAT to think. Our music and visual arts programs are phenomenal, and we just opened a new sculpture studio. The family atmosphere of the school is something that has made the experience even better. The seniors know the kindergartners, kids from different grades sit at lunch together, and a lot of parents volunteer on a daily basis.
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I`m so thankful that my children have the opportunity to learn and grow in the learning community that is Whitefield. My girls have attended Whitefield since PreK and my husband and I are blown away by their academic and spiritual growth every year under the care and guidance of their fantastic teachers.
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We have been at Whitefield for 7 years! My kids love it! They interact with kids from all the grade levels. They learn character vs all curriculum. The teachers love each child as their own, which as a mom is comforting. It is a smaller school (no more than 20 in a classroom), but is Pre-K - 12th. I've seen several occasions where a child is interested in a particular club and they meet with the Headmaster and get approval to start their club. They then gather friends & peers that want to join them & get a parent/teacher involved. It's learning about real life & working for your vision! People comment on how well behaved the children are, as well as, the quality of questions asked during field trips. Any time there is an issue, it is encouraged to be discussed and a solution obtained. In a parent's opinion, this is an excellent education option.
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My daughter graduated from Whitefield in 2011 and now attends a top-50 national liberal arts college. The rigorous classical Christian education provided by Whitefield could not have prepared my daughter better for college - she was on the Dean's list for both semesters her freshman year.
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