Welcome to the Middle School

Whitefield’s Middle School serves students in grades five through eight with outstanding faculty, a strong curriculum and extracurricular program, and a tradition of building maturity and responsibility. Students prepare for high school and beyond by gaining experience in leadership roles, collaborating with peers, and being mentored by Christian faculty, coaches, and staff members.

Whitefield also partners with Christian families to guide students’ social and spiritual development through the often difficult adolescent years. One program, Secret Supporters, encourages sixth and seventh graders to establish a norm of building others up rather than tearing them down. Eighth grade girls participate in a Wednesday morning club called Girl Talk, as female students from the Upper School assist younger peers by sharing how they dealt with adolescent challenges. Eighth graders also participate in the StoneWorks program, in which speakers connect with students about integrity, self-control, reliability, and purity. The annual Middle School carnival, fifth and sixth grade game night, seventh and eighth grade dance, field trips, and retreats create a positive environment that balances a rigorous, challenging academic program.

 

Heather Karvis
Middle School Principal
Heather Karvis serves as the Middle School principal at Whitefield. Prior to joining the WolfPack in 2020, Karvis gained 10 years of experience at the Westminster Schools, serving in teaching and administration roles, most recently as the Middle School dean of students. She holds a M.Ed. in educational leadership from Kennesaw State University and a B.A. in English and communications from Oglethorpe University, where she also played basketball.