Whitfield School

Whitfield cultivates ethical, confident, and successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration and trust.
A rigorous curriculum provides a strong liberal arts education, and electives allow students to pursue interests in science, language, humanities, and art.
Whitfield`s Habits of Mind and Heart curriculum provides a common language for character education for students and faculty, encouraging critical reflection for academic and personal growth. A demanding academic program, which includes advanced placement courses in language, math and science, coupled with the support of a dedicated, world-class faculty, prepares graduates for both the college experience and life beyond. With an average class size of 9 for the 20/21 school year and 14 in a typical year, Whitfield has a close-knit academic environment where each student`s strengths are known and cultivated.
Students are encouraged to take part in activities including visual and performing arts, athletics, clubs and community service.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 418 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,850
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / Dec. 10

Top Rankings

Whitfield School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Year Founded
1952

Student Body

Total Students
418 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Whitfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
9 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Clean, neat and appropriate)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 11 / Dec. 10
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This includes lunch but does not include a technology fee, books and incidentals, which average $1,500 a year.
Average Financial Aid Grant
$17,450
Admissions Director
Lisa Trout
Admissions Associate
Erin Walsh
Endowment Size
$11.2 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Athletics, Community service, Environmental club (ECHO), High school ambassadors, Jazz band, Literary magazine, Model U.N., Pep band, Social Justice Club, Student Council, Student Honor Council, Theater, Thespian Society, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Whitfield School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades 6-12, located on a 26 acre campus in suburban St. Louis. Whitfield cultivates ethical, confident, and successful students in a community of innovation, collaboration, and trust. A rigorous curriculum provides a strong liberal arts education, and electives allow students to pursue interests in science, language, humanities, and art. Whitfield`s demanding academic program, which includes seven advanced placement courses, coupled with the support of a dedicated, world-class faculty prepares graduates for both the college experience and life beyond. With an average class size of 9 for the 20/21 school year and 14 in a typical year and a school size of 448 students, Whitfield has a close-knit academic environment where each student`s strengths are known and cultivated. Students are encouraged to take part in activities including visual and performing arts, 35 athletic teams, 26 clubs and organizations and community service. For more information about Whitfield School, please visit www.whitfieldschool.org.
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 418 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,850
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 11 / Dec. 10

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