St. Louis City Schools

Whitfield School


  • Grades Served: 6 – 12
  • 439 Students (Coed)
  • Average Class Size: 14
  • Languages Offered: French, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin
  • School Day: 8am – 3:15pm
  • Opened in 1952
  • Tuition Range: $26,925 Per Year Average tuition for local Private Schools: $9,468
  • 30% of students receive Financial Aid
  • No cut athletic policy allows all student-athletes to participate in sports throughout their Whitfield career. 20 upper school sports, in addition to 15 middle school sports and 24 clubs and activities
  • "Our Character education program is the foundation for much of our curriculum. The Habits of Mind and Heart is the phrase we use to encompass our approach to character development. This includes intentional focus on: ethical conduct, scholarship, cultural competence, leadership, citizenship, mindfulness."
  • "Whitfield's expert college counseling team provides a student-centered, highly personalized approach that empowers students to reach their top-choice schools in a low-stress way. The Class of 2018 (75 students) received merit, athletic and leadership scholarships totaling $3,065, 720 for their first year of college alone."
  • Students in grades 6-12 take required courses in English, math, science, social studies and world languages each year. Additional science and humanities electives allow students to explore specific topics in greater depth.
  • Whitfield offers students numerous opportunities to participate in the performing and visual arts. Students may choose from band, choir, and ensemble groups as well as mainstage productions in the theater department.
  • Extracurriculars: Varsity, junior varsity and middle school athletics, A Capella Choir, Admission Office Hosts, Admission Office Representative, Ambassador Program, Black Student Union, Chess Club, City Friends, Climbing Club, Community Service Club, Diversity Awareness Club, Environmental Conservation Organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Green Scene, Honor Council, Jazz Band, Jewish Student Union, Literary Magazine-The Secret Voice, Middle School Debate Club, Middle School Math Club, Mindfulness Club, Model UN, Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, Student Council, Thespian Society, Women's Alliance, Whitfield Now, Yearbook-The Iliad, Young Conservatives Club
  • Parent Involvement: The parentsí organization of Whitfield School is the Parents' Council. Its purpose is to support Whitfield School in its goal to develop each studentsí academic, cultural, creative, social and physical potential as designated within the schoolís Mission Statement. The Council is a volunteer, parent-run organization that collaborates with the school to support a number of initiatives including the Campus Store, Conant Cafe, and Booster. Volunteers are also behind the scenes hanging artwork, preparing mailings, organizing meals for thespians, and providing support for numerous one day events throughout the year.
  • Offers 6 AP Classes


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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically30% of students receive Financial Aid
  • Somewhat Diverse Racially

Test Scores

In 2019, the Average ACT Score for students was 27 27

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