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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students448 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Whitfield School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size9 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Clean, neat and appropriate)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,850
Tuition NotesThis 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 DirectorEmily Chrysler
Admissions AssociateLisa Trout
Endowment Size$11.2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

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.

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