Admissions

New Families

 

To the newest members of the WolfPack! 

 

Congratulations on your enrollment in Whitefield Academy! We are excited to welcome your entire family to our amazing community. Our goal is to make every step of the way a smooth transition and to provide you all of the important information you will need before school starts on August 14th. Please make note of the 2019-2020 school calendar, and click on the tabs above to find information about specific areas.

 

For additional information, please contact the appropriate administrative assistant:


Lower School – Bunny Webb - bwebb@whitefieldacademy.com - (678)-305-3044

Middle School – Cordie Swift - cswift@whitefieldacademy.com - (678)-305-3034

Upper School – Addie Cochran - acochran@whitefieldacademy.com - (678)-305-3037

Athletics – Christy Cella - ccella@whitefieldacademy.com - (678)-305-3043

 

We look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child(ren). Get ready for a year filled with exceptional learning, ongoing spiritual growth, and great new friends!

 

Dr. Kevin Bracher

The Whitefield Campus Store offers one-stop shopping for all your uniform needs and WolfPack spirit apparel. Please consider scheduling a one-on-one uniform fitting appointment with the campus store staff by clicking here or come visit us during the hours below.

 

Campus Store Hours

Through May 17th:

Mondays: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fridays: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

May 17th-July 8th: closed

 

July 8th-August 2nd:

Mondays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

August 2nd-15th: TBA

For information on our Bring Your Own Laptop program, click here.

For further information, contact:

Summer Reading Lists:

Middle School Reading 2019

Entering 5th Grade
5th Grade Summer Reading

Entering 6th Grade
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
(ISBN: 978-0-689-84891-9)

Entering 7th Grade
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
(ISBN: 978-0142401200)

Entering 8th Grade
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
(ISBN: 978-0-06-093546-7)

Additional (non-required) Summer Reading Opportunities for Middle School Students

Additional Resources

Summer Reading Additional Resources

Many parents often ask "What can I do to work with my student over the summer?" We have also included for you a list of OPTIONAL additional resources that students can use over the summer to continue their knowledge and skills in grammar, writing, and reading comprehension.

Reading Comprehension Practice: We recommend having your student complete the Daily Reading Practice (DRP) workbook for the grade level they have just completed. For example, if your student is a rising seventh grader, he or she should complete the Daily Reading Practice Grade 6 Workbook. Purchase the Daily Reading Practice workbooks at www.dgppublishing.com or by phone 706-745-1005.

Grammar Practice: We recommend having your student complete the Daily Grammar Practice (DGP) workbook for the grade level they have just completed. For example, if your student is a rising seventh grader, he or she should complete the Daily Grammar Practice Grade 6 Workbook. If students are current Whitefield students and have already completed DGP for their current grade level, you can also purchase the first edition DGP workbook for their current grade level or the Daily Bible Grammar Practice instead. Purchase the Daily Grammar Practice workbooks at www.dgppublishing.com or by phone 706-745-1005.

Writing Practice: We recommend having your student engage in a real life writing activity, such as journaling, blogging, or memoir writing on a regular basis. If students are writing weekly about the events of their summer, scripture they are reading, or about books they are reading, it can have a tremendous impact on their ability to turn thinking into writing. Even though this style of writing can seem informal, it engages a young person in the act of writing and fosters his or her interest in sharing ideas.

Math Practice: We recommend having your student sharpen their math skills over the summer by engaging in practice for math skills that will prepare them for the upcoming year. Your student can complete the Summer Math Skills Sharpener workbook for the grade level they have just completed. For example, if your student is a rising seventh grader, he or she should complete the Summer Math Skills Sharpener workbook for 6th Grade. Purchase the Summer Math Study Skills Sharpener workbook at http://www.summerskills.com/books/summer-math-skills-sharpener-1.

SAT Prep: Rising eighth graders may want to consider beginning to familiarize themselves with SAT style questions. The college board offers a daily SAT question and other practice resources at sat.collegeboard.org. The question of the day can be found at http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day

Upper School Reading 2019

English: 

  • English 9 / Honors English 9: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • English 10 / Honors English 10: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • English 11: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • English 11 Honors: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • AP English Language and Composition: sign up here and complete this assignment
  • English 12: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles; must be Enriched Classic version translated by Bernard Knox (ISBN: 978-1416500339)
  • AP English Literature and Composition: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

 

History

Bible


Supplies:

2019-2020

Middle School

Grade-specific supply lists will be posted after the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year.


Upper School

General school supplies should be sufficient for most Upper School classes (notebooks, paper, binders, pens, pencils, etc.). Teachers will communicate any additional requirements on the first day of school. A sample supply list will be posted after the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year.


Textbooks:

Final schedules will be available in late July. We recommend you wait to purchase books until after schedules are published. For more information on textbook ordering procedures, please click here

 

Mini Used Textbook Exchange for New Families

Tuesday, July 23 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

Located in Mod 300 (across from the middle school)

An inventory of books available will be emailed to you prior to that date along with additional details.

 

2019-2020 Book Lists

Lower School Information

(Grades PreK through 4th)


Lower School Contacts:

 

School Start and Dismissal Times: 

Start Times

  • 8:05 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. with Club Cub enrollment)
  • 9:05 a.m. Wednesdays (Drop off begins at 8:30 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. Club Cub enrollment)

Dismissal Times

  • PreK: 1:05 p.m.
  • K: 2:05 p.m.
  • 1st – 4th: 3:05 p.m.

 

 

Click here for details on Lower School uniforms. 

 

 

After Care and Club Cub
Learn more about After Care/Club Cub (PreK & kindergarten) and Club Cub (Grades 1 - 4)

 

After School Program (such as tennis, ballet, soccer, etc.) sign ups will be available at the end of August. 

 

Please contact the Lower School Assistant with any questions:

Bunny Webb
bwebb@whitefieldacademy.com 
(678) 305-3044

 


Summer Reading Lists:

 

Lower School Supplies:

  • Supplies for PreK students are furnished in the classroom.
    PreK students are required to have a Wolfie bag ($15) and resting mat ($20). Both items must be purchased and picked up in the Lower School office, paid by cash or check. These items cannot be purchased in the Campus Store.
  • Entering Kindergarten
    In addition to the supply list, if you are beginning your first year at Whitefield, you will need to purchase a Wolfie bag ($15) in the Lower School office, paid by cash or check. This item cannot be purchased in the Campus Store. If you are a returning student, you may use your PreK Wolfie bag for kindergarten.
  • Entering 1st Grade
  • Entering 2nd Grade
  • Entering 3rd Grade
  • Entering 4th Grade

Textbooks, field trips, and lunch for Lower School students (grades PreK through 4th) are included in tuition.

Welcome to the WolfPack! Almost 90 percent of Middle and Upper School students participate in the Whitefield Athletics program which includes baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. The motto of the WolfPack is to work hard, play hard, and honor Him, and we hope you’ll join us on the field, court, mat, track and pool! 

 

We encourage parents of rising 5th-12th graders to click here to contact the coach of the sport your child is interested in. In addition, please consider the signing up for a Whitefield sports camp this summer and see the strength and conditioning workout schedule below. All workouts are led by Coach Jonathan McClellan.

 

Summer Workouts: Monday to Thursday, June 3rd-July 1st and July 8th-August 1st

 

Rising 9th-12th graders:

JV and Varsity Football: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

All other sports: Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Rising 7th-8th graders:

Monday to Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We want to welcome your whole family to the Whitefield Academy community, and as we partner with you in the educating of your children, we hope you will also develop meaningful relationships here. For more information on opportunities for parents, please explore the links below: