Whitefield Academy (MO)

http://www.whitefieldacademykc.org

Contact Information

E-mail: offices@whitefieldacademy.org

Phone: (816) 444-3567

Address: 8929 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO

About Our School Program

Classical education has successfully developed exceptional scholars for more than two millennia. Focusing on teaching students how to think critically, communicate clearly, and lead compassionately, classical instruction aligns with a child’s intellectual development, producing outstanding results for students over a wide ability range. As a Classical Christian school we are implementing what traditionally was called a “Liberal Education.” Using the Seven Liberal Arts (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, and Astronomy), which serve as the foundation of a Liberal Education, Whitefield instructs students in ways that help them critically think through a problem, communicate a solution persuasively, and thus, to be wise. Graduates receiving Classical Honors have taken two years of Logic and at least two years of a classical language.

About Our Community & Mission

Our faculty, staff, and parents are committed to our school's mission. Our Mission is to train students to be Christ-focused critical thinkers, clear communicators, and compassionate leaders in an environment of classical academic excellence.

What We Are Known For In The Community

for many years our annual Shakespeare production has been a highlight of our school calendar. We draw many from our community, and many alumni plan their visits back home to coincide with the play. The vast majority of our 9-12 grade students are involved in one way or another, as cast or crew. Additionally, our annual 8th grade production of "Antigone" is a firm favorite and an important "rite of passage." Each year generations of students discuss this year's King Creon, Antigone and Ismene, and Tiresias the blind prophet, recalling their own year's production and adding to our school's sense of continuity and tradition.

About The Area We Serve

Whitefield Academy is located in South Kansas City, adjacent to the City of Leawood to the west, and close to Interstate 435 to the south. We are an academically rigorous co-educational Classical Christian day school enrolling 220 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Creating a diversified economic and cultural community, the school draws students from across the Kansas City metro area, especially from Johnson County on the Kansas side and Jackson County on the Missouri side. Opening in 1995, Whitefield moved to its present location in 2004. Typically, our families are physically active, with children competing in swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, soccer and baseball at the club level.

School Information

  • Contact Name
    Quentin Johnston
  • ACCS Accredited
    Yes
  • Office Phone
    (816) 444-3567
  • Date Accredited
    01/30/2013
  • Office Email
    offices@whitefieldacademy.org
  • Year Founded
    1995
  • Grades Offered
    Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Membership Date
    02/08/1996
  • Number of students k-6
    134
  • Number of students k-6 Non-Traditional
    N/A
  • Classroom Format
    5-day Traditional
  • Number of students 7-12
    97
  • Number of students 7-12 Non-Traditional
    N/A
  • Number of Teachers
    24
  • Student Teacher Ratio
    N/A
  • International Student Program
    No
  • Tuition Range
    $-$
  • Headmaster’s name
    Quentin Johnston
  • Church Affiliation
    No
  • Chairman Name
    Todd Jones
  • Accredited Other
    N/A