Transportation 2020-2021


Driving directions

Whitefield Academy is located at 1 Whitefield Drive SE, two miles from the intersection of I-285 and South Cobb Drive, in the Smyrna/Vinings area of northwest Atlanta. For driving directions, please click here.



As shown in the image below, all students may be dropped off using either the blue route (Pebblebook Road entrance) or the gold route (Buckner Road entrance). Using the blue route, Lower School students will directly enter Brostrand Hall, and Middle and Upper School students will walk under the covered walkway and between the Campus Store (Mod100) and Mod200 to enter the David G. Jones Quadrangle. Using the gold route, Middle and Upper School students will directly enter the David G. Jones Quadrangle, and Lower School students will walk between the Campus Store (Mod100) and Mod200 and under the covered walkway to enter Brostrand Hall. After dropping students off, cars may exit campus through either the Pebblebrook Road entrance by the tennis courts or the Buckner Road entrance.



For the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, all students will have their temperature taken while being dropped off.


Morning Buckhead bus service:

Whitefield Academy offers a morning bus service from Trinity Presbyterian Church (3003 Howell Mill Road) to the Whitefield campus. The bus service is offered on all school days. Buses will depart Trinity at 7:20 a.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and 8:10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The anticipated arrival time at Whitefield is 7:40 and 8:40 a.m. The cost for each student for bus service is $500 per semester.



buckhead bus sign up

Afternoon Buckhead shuttle:

The Buckhead Shuttle is a well-organized, parent-run carpool for students who live in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Please email Angela Bacon for more information. Highlights from the Buckhead Shuttle include:

  • Provides afternoon carpool at no cost to families (families share driving duties)
  • Accommodates a variety of different departure times from Whitefield in the afternoons with multiple shuttle times
  • Creates a sense of community among families with several social events planned throughout the year
  • Serves students in grades K-12

Parent cars drop students off at Trinity Presbyterian Church at the corner of Howell Mill and Moores Mill Roads.


Individual Carpools:

In addition to the Buckhead bus and shuttle service, many families choose to carpool to Whitefield. There is a carpool within the Parent Portal dedicated to helping families find each other to arrange rides.