2020-2021 Book Lists

*All Upper School families should also check the foreign language and electives textbook lists for additional required books.


Ordering Textbooks


In fifth grade, Whitefield Academy provides some of the necessary textbooks, and parents should purchase some textbooks. Beginning in sixth grade, Whitefield Academy does not provide textbooks for students. Parents of sixth- through twelfth-graders are responsible for obtaining textbooks for their children.


Ways to obtain textbooks for your student:


  • You may use the ISBN included on grade-level book lists to search for and purchase textbooks from any online vendor like Amazon, Chegg, Half.com, etc.  Be certain to perfectly match the ISBN identified on our book lists.  Some book sellers automatically substitute other ISBNs if they don’t have an exact match.
  • The Whitefield Academy Virtual Bookstore is an easy way to order all textbooks through MBS Direct. The virtual bookstore will be made available for the upcoming school year starting July 15. MBS Direct offers free shipping on orders over $99.00 between 7/20/20 – 7/27/20. You will receive an email when schedules are released and the bookstore opens.
    To Order from MBS Direct:
    1. Access the website www.mbsdirect.net.
    2. Enter “Whitefield” in the blank search box 3.
    3. Click the “Search For Your School” button.
    4. Click on “Whitefield Academy.” The site takes a minute to direct you to the virtual Whitefield Academy Bookstore.
    5. Click in the upper left area of the page on “order my books.”
    6. Select the books needed by course and continue with the ordering process
    7. MBS offers books for sale with a guaranteed buy back, for rent, or from third party marketplace sellers (which do not have the guaranteed buy back). 
  • The Whitefield Parent Association organizes an annual Book Exchange. If you participated in the 2020 virtual book exchange, you will receive an email with your potential book exchange matches. Once you receive your matches, make sure to get in touch with them to organize your book exchange. For questions, email wabookexchange@whitefieldacademy.com.