How can I find out more information about Whitefield?
What makes Whitefield distinctive?
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
; 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.
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. For 2012, the last year that has been reported, Whitefield held the highest SAT
score average in Cobb County schools (public and private).
Does Whitefield offer AP courses?
Is Whitefield known for academic strength in a particular area?
Whitefield offers Advanced Placement courses in science, English, math, history, technology, foreign language, and art.
for a complete list of courses.
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.
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
Is the athletic program at Whitefield strong?
Does Whitefield emphasize the Arts?
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.
What are the tuition costs for Whitefield Academy? Are there other fees?
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
, and visual
What testing is required as part of the application process?
fee includes base tuition and food service and is required to secure enrollment. Current enrollment fees are listed
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.
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
in addition to basic tuition.
When is the application deadline?
Kindergarten through 5th grade: Joint Admissions Testing Program
. Families may obtain JATP
. 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)
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
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
Does Whitefield offer financial aid?
Are there carpooling or transportation options available?
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
, no scholarships.
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.