Admissions FAQ

How can I find out more information about Whitefield?

We would love to have you visit our campus! Dates for admission events such as campus tours, admission coffees, and our open house are online here; or join us for a home sporting event, concert, or theater production. You may also explore our website to learn more about who we are. Ask friends or neighbors who have children attending the school to tell you about our community. Please contact the admissions office with questions.

What makes Whitefield distinctive?

Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered college-preparatory school. We are a school of choice for Christian families wanting to educate their children in an academically rigorous school with a biblical worldview. Whitefield’s core values include academic excellence, covenantal education, effective servant leadership, faithful stewardship, and enrollment reflecting the racial, ethnic, and economic diversity within the body of Christ. Whitefield purposes to model excellent Christian education.

How do SAT scores of Whitefield students compare?

Whitefield tests all Upper School students, and scores are competitive. The following results have been recorded for the Classes of 2014-2016.
  • SAT (1600 scale): 1060 – 1290 (mid 50%)
  • SAT (2400 scale): 1610 - 1960 (mid 50%)

Does Whitefield offer AP courses?

Whitefield offers Advanced Placement courses in science, English, math, history, technology, foreign language, and art. 84% of Whitefield students taking AP exams achieve a score of three or higher on a five point scale (often earning credit at the college level) compared with 56% for the state of Georgia.

Is Whitefield known for academic strength in a particular area?

While there are a number of magnet programs for students who have a strong interest in a particular field of study such as STEM or international studies, the curriculum at Whitefield is designed to provide a comprehensive college-preparatory education in every discipline. From kindergarten to the senior year, writing is emphasized and integrated into all areas of study. Whitefield graduates are well prepared for writing at the university level and beyond. Students with a particular area of interest, from performing arts to math and science, are encouraged and challenged in that area, but also have the opportunity to excel in a variety of offerings. Whitefield encourages multiple opportunities in both study and extracurricular activity, allowing students both breadth and depth to their experience during the Middle and Upper School years.

Is the athletic program at Whitefield strong?

Yes! Over 85 Whitefield graduates have become college athletes. Whitefield fields more than 50 teams from the Middle School to the Upper School level with 86% of students in the Middle School and Upper School participating in student athletics. The school has five GHSA state championships: three in basketball and two in tennis (girls and boys). And most importantly, the coaching staff brings not only a wealth of athletic experience, but also the desire to mentor their players for life both on and off the field.

Does Whitefield emphasize the Arts?

At Whitefield, we believe that a well-rounded private Christian education includes a comprehensive understanding of the arts, through actively participating in creative work as well as studying the significance of the arts in culture. Beginning in pre-school and extending through the senior year, Whitefield students participate in the arts through our band, chorale, orchestra, theatre arts, and visual arts programs.

What are the tuition costs for Whitefield Academy? Are there other fees?

The Enrollment fee includes base tuition and food service and is required to secure enrollment. Current enrollment fees are listed here. Required costs include Middle and Upper school textbooks and uniforms at all grade levels. Used uniform sales and the end of the year book exchange are available to help reduce these costs. Discretionary fees such as extra-curricular activities and sports equipment, Lower School after-school care programs, and academic tutoring services are the responsibility of each family and are in addition to basic tuition.

What testing is required as part of the application process?

Kindergarten through 5th grade: Joint Admissions Testing Program. Families may obtain JATP registration forms here. Individual appointments must be scheduled with a psychologist listed on the form.

6th through 12th grade: Secondary School Admission Test. Families must register online. Whitefield will serve as a test site in November, December, January, and February. The SSAT at Whitefield will be administered in small classroom settings. (Whitefield SSAT code number: 5255)

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is February 10, 2017. Applications received after that deadline will be processed after the on-time applications.

When will I hear whether my child is accepted into Whitefield?

Decision letters will be mailed on Friday, March 31, 2017, and electronic notification will appear at 8:00 AM Saturday, April 1, 2017, via your online admission profile.

Does Whitefield offer financial aid?

Whitefield Academy offers generous need-based financial assistance to qualified families. However, there is limited financial aid available (and none for families of PreK-4 students). Whitefield cannot guarantee to meet calculated amounts, and all families must pay a substantial portion of the tuition. Whitefield offers only need-based financial aid, no scholarships.

Are there carpooling or transportation options available?

Whitefield does not provide any transportation to or from school, but many families choose to carpool to Whitefield. There is a carpool link on the parent portal of the website dedicated to helping families find each other to arrange rides. The largest group, the Buckhead Shuttle, is a well-organized, parent-run carpool for students who live in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

How old does my child have to be to attend Whitefield?

Students must be four years old by September 1 to enter PreK-4 and five years old by September 1 to enter kindergarten. Age-appropriate placement is required at all grade levels.

Does Whitefield provide transportation for its students to and from school?

Please click here to learn about options for transportation to and from Whitefield