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Mableton, GA
Students enrolled: 765
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1 Whitefield Dr SE
Mableton, GA 30126

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(678) 305-3000
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December 15, 2014
We have been a part of the Whitefield community for twelve years and have found it to be a great fit for all three of our children who are all different kind of learners. Two have now graduated and gone on to be well prepared in academically competitive college environments with a solid Christian worldview under their belts. Whitefield is a school that does not compromise on the academic excellence OR the Christian foundation. We are very thankful for this. Sports has been a very important part of my children s extracurricular experience at Whitefield and the opportunities have been widespread, especially for a school of its size. We have also found this to be a supportive community of families who overall have the common goal of raising their children to put God first and others ahead of self. I think this sense of being on the same page with other parents has been the missing piece in other schools we have been a part of. We have been very pleased with the depth of friendships our children have formed at Whitefield. While we know there is no perfect school, we are very excited about the direction Whitefield is heading and the leadership of its current staff and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2014
Whitefield is a unique blend of strong academics and a Christ-centered education. There are a lot of school choices in Atlanta and no school is perfect; however, I say that Whitefield is "unique" because most Christian schools suffer the academics and other strong academic schools have more of a universalist world view. We have three alums that are all at the college of their choice - highly selective and academic challenging. They feel Whitefield truly prepared them for the classroom and beyond - knowing who they are and whose they are. We have one student still at Whitefield. Teachers and coaches are engaged both in and out of the classroom; faculty and staff are very approachable. Opportunities abound for extracurricular involvement. There is diversity unlike most other private schools - racially, geographically and socioeconomically - which is a priority for us. At the core is the mission statement - "Whitefield, a Christ-centered preparatory school, exists to bolster Christian families in rearing young people who go on to college and life with a passion for learning, for others ahead of self, and for the living and active Jesus."

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2014
Whitefield is a great, Christ-centered community. I value the relationships my kids have with their teachers and other students.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2014
We have two children currently attending Whitefield Academy, one in middle school and one in upper school. When we were searching for a school 3 years ago we were looking for specific qualities in a private school. Our list looked like this: core Christian values, academic rigor including Honors and AP classes, clear communication from administration and teachers to parents and students, small class size, diversity, high levels of family and community involvement, plentiful extracurricular activities in sports, community service and the arts, and a strong college counseling and program. I can truly say we have found all of this at Whitefield Academy and more. My children are not only experiencing rigorous academics but are also continually observing and learning about strong leadership traits of responsibility, integrity, compassion, organization, honesty, humility, respect, and putting others ahead of self, just to name a few. An enormous part of the success of this school, in my opinion, is the tremendous and unrelenting dedication of all the faculty and staff at Whitefield. We are truly a satisfied customer!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2014
All three of my children attended Whitefield Academy in high school. It was a supportive and warm environment. The academics were rigorous, but teachers were always available to help I would often call my daughter to find out where she was when she didn't get home when I expected her, and she was chatting with a teacher about her work and even about life. Two of my children have graduated from college and one is currently a freshman at Berry. My son received a full ride to Belmont University, and my daughters both received strong scholarships where they attended. Whitefield prepared them well for college courses and they adjusted to the course load quickly because of the classes they had at Whitefield. They participated in a wide variety of extracurriculars from jazz band to varsity soccer. One of the things I really liked was the ways that the school tries to build relationships between students. My daughter participated in Girl Talk, a group that connects eighth-grade girls with upperclassman to help them prepare for high school. No school is 100 percent perfect, but Whitefield helped my kids become strong students and really good people. I am so grateful for that.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
the school is known for good academics and very conservative christian beliefs - Almost envangelical. The facilities and materials provided to students and parents are great. There have been "rumors" of bullying especially among the girls, which is odd for such strict Christian school. If you want a good education in a bubble of well off white Christians then this is the place for you. Like I said, good academics though.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2014
First I will say my child loves this school. Hopefully this year will be as successful. We are in the lower school and I will say they have a fantastic leader in Mrs. Brostrand. She is firm but fair. My downside is having to deal with the parents, They try to make if appear as if they are having all inclusive social gatherings but if you don't pass a certain litmus test they are only nice enough to appear to be good Christian folks. I can do without that. The moms are very cliquish. Overall solid education and value.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2013
I currently attend Whitefield and I have really enjoyed the last 4 years I have attended. The teachers are all extremely educated and look out for each of their students. Because of the small size of Whitefield (there are pluses and minuses to the size), the teachers are really able to give each and every student personalized attention if you seek it out. The school is small, so it can be hard to find "your place," but for the most part, you will find people in each grade level who are extremely friendly, who don't really fit into any group, who are willing to be by your side on a walk to lunch or otherwise - just genuinely nice, Christian kids. Of course you are going to find the kids who are not at Whitefield because they want to be, but because their parents are making them, and this leads to a lot of biased, bitter opinions. Whitefield reaches out to every type of student, but it benefits those who learn to ignore those who are simply being self-destructive (the bullies, mean girls, and other cliche groups that plague every school), and focus on the genuine, Christ examples that Whitefield does have. School is school, it's what you make it. WA does have an amazing program.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2013
As someone that previously attended Whitefield Academy for 5 whole years, I believe that I have witnessed all that it had to offer for me and my classmates as well as those to come in the following generations. (Though I hope not.) If you're looking for a school with right-wing conservative views that do a marvelous job of sheltering your child from the real world, a huge number of two-faced bullies amongst both the student body and faculty, and enough assigned homework to guarantee that your son or daughter won't have the time for a healthy, fun social life until they graduate, then boy have you come to the right place. The framework that this school is built around is Christianity, but rest assured, the vast majority of the both the teachers and the students demonstrate routine acts of intolerance, verbal abuse, bullying, and judgement. There is a cruel, cold air surrounding the campus of this college preparatory school, and it actually thrives and grows as you move up the grade levels. Venturing outside of what is considered normal and proper, (missing a day of shaving or expressing your individual opinions in any art piece, assignment, or venue) is met with strict opposition.

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2013
Whitefield is a phenomenal community of families committed to raising awesome kids who are challenged academically and prepared for college. Our children have flourished at this school with teachers going above and beyond to connect with them and form personal relationships as mentors. They are encouraged to participate in a variety of sports and a great performing arts program. You can tell that this school is about to take off because of the new high school and word getting out that this is a solid choice for a great education.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2013
Wow. Has exceeded all initial expectations. Our son has been there for almost 4 yrs now and our daughter is in her second yr. Both love it. Most importantly, we love it too. It's like a large family across many grade levels. The teachers are absolutely incredible and genuinely care about the kids. The lower school principle is very involved and is fantastic. We couldn't be happier. It's worth the investment.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2012
I am a current student at Whitefield Academy and have been attending it for 7 years. Overall my experience has been great! The school has a very uplifting atmosphere and great academics. The classes are very challenging at times but the teachers are willing to help you outside of class in order to insure success. There is a very strong sense of community within the teachers and students which is one of the school's main focuses this year. Looking back on my years here, I recognize that there have been faults along the way, but I would never consider attending school anywhere else. I feel that by attending Whitefield I have become more confident in myself and in my walk with God. The teachers are very openly Christian and this is an extremely important part of our school for students, teachers, and faculty. As a senior I have started the college search and feel very confident that I will be succesful because of the foundation that Whitefield has instilled in me about working hard and doing your best.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2012
Whitefield Academy presents me as, a teacher, with the opportunity to work along side top-notch colleagues as we strive to work together to construct opportunities for students to recieve a first rate education.

- submitted by a teacher
September 14, 2012
Whitefield is a great place to go to school because it prepares you for all aspects of college. I play football at Whitefield and this has molded me into a person of character on and off the field. The coaches encourage me to always do my best, as well as the teachers. Although, the academic curriculum is rigorous, it prepares you to succeed in college and later in life.

- submitted by a community member
June 22, 2012
My children have attended Whitefield Academy for several years and we love it! The teachers are excellent teachers who also love children. They are also great role models. There are plenty of great extra-curricular activities available for almost any interest area a child might have. There is a true family atmosphere. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
I am currently a student at Whitefield and have had a wonderful experience here. Sure it may have it's issues, but not unlike any other school out there. The school work is challenging and requires work, but there are so many ways to receive extra help from either older students or teachers. Every morning before homeroom, teachers hold extra help" sessions to provide aid in the completion of homework and answer any questions one might have. The teachers are extremely personable and if approached the right way, are more than happy to help with any in school or out of school issues. The students are loving, but like teenagers everywhere, if they see someone that does not smile and does not appear approachable, will be cautious in reaching out. There are, however, students here that do reach out to students that appear unhappy, if that student is open to being approached. Whitefield teaches it's students to love and to put others ahead of self. There are several opportunities to do so. For instance, one day this past month, the entire high school went out and served the community in various ways like delivering canned food to those less fortunate.

- submitted by a community member
February 22, 2012
Whitefield Academy is a wonderful school with so many opportunities for students, parents, and faculty/staff to get involved with. From Community Service Days to numerous athletic teams to drama/music performances, there is so much activity going on that everyone has the opportunity to get involved and be a part of Whitefield. Parents get involved volunteering and joining various groups on campus from being a "team" mom/dad to helping to organize an event. Also, just walking through the halls or across this campus, you will find teachers and staff members in the halls talking or outside speaking with students-no matter what is on their schedule. The community at Whitefield is unlike any other school in Atlanta and when you come on to campus and meet the students, the faculty, and the staff, it is a very noticeable difference-even local businesses who are near the school comment about how nice, respectful, and gracious our students are. It is a great place to work. The school encourages its employees to get involved in a school activity outside their classroom or office. It supports its employees to continue a "passion for learning" through continuing education opportunities.

- submitted by a teacher
February 17, 2012
My three children have all attended Whitefield. Two of them are in college and one is still a sophomore there. Whitefield offers a great education and has a wonderful community environment. The teachers really care about their students, and can often be found not just teaching their subject, but engaged in conversations about life and faith. There were many times when I would call my daughter to see why she wasn't home from school yet, and she was with a teacher and a friends just talking about life. One of the things I appreciate about Whitefield is the diversity there. There are people from all different backgrounds and international students as well. I also feel that while Whitefield is a Christian school, offering a Christ-based education, the teachers try to teach students to examine their faith; they don't just feed them Sunday school answers. My daughter was in a Senior Bible class which met around a large round table; she and her classmates had many lively discussions about cultural issues, Christianity, and other topics. Teachers encourage this and don't expect all students to think alike. Students don't always take advantage of this open environment, but it's there.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
I attended school here for about 3 years. The kids are mostly white, rich and like to split up into groups. They tend to be vicious towards one another. The girls, while I was attending, were required to take "purity classes" while the boys basically had free time. The teachers were decent but many of the students would spread rumors about them. The parents could be just as vicious as the kids, splitting into gossipy mom cliques. You learn while you're there, but from a biased, right-wing viewpoint- but that's what you wanted when you put your kids in there. You'll find out later in life that you were extremely sheltered while attending this school. It was always amusing to me how many of my classmates would hide behind christianity and use it as an excuse to be horrible to one another.

- submitted by a community member
February 01, 2012
i am currently a student at this school. when we came and toured it, it seemed great and i thought that i was going to fit in right away once i began my 1st semester. after two weeks, i could tell i was wrong. The students are all very cliquey, mean, and will ignore you if you arent like them. after 1st semester my family already decided i was going to go back to my old school. the walk to lunch and lunch is the worst, if you dont have any friends yet, you walk about 200 yards by yourself to lunch, and everyone crams at one table, and your forced to sit pretty much by yourself. the education is alright, as long as your in the enrichment program, then they pretty much help bump you along on all your test. I would not reccomend this, as the christian envirnment is not christian at all, in terms of sociable and friendly standards. PS: the head faculty will also pick on you after you get in trouble once. AVOID AT all costs.

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2011
Whitefield Academy has been a terrific experience all the way around for my children. Academically, I have appreciated the rigorous AP and Honors offerings for my strong, driven student. I have also appreciated the broader course offerings for my other student who would not thrive under the pressure of a complete track of AP and Honors courses. Both have been able to fully participate in sports and clubs. The coaching and mentoring they have received has been priceless. Teachers instruct at Whitefield because they feel a passion to be here. My kids are getting a terric preparation for college.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2011
I really did not enjoy Whitefield. Most of the people are judgemental and so are the teachers! It has okay education, but as a student I do not enjoy Whitefield. I would NEVER send my child there because of how judgemental, mean, snobby, and two faced students and techers are. I wanted to go to Whitefield because I thought it would be a good experience, but it was the opposite. To be a Christian school not many people act like Christains. As a student I am very disappointed and will be leaving after this year!

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2010
Great school with excellent academics, role models and philosophy about learning. I have three kids with very different needs in terms of learner engagement. This school finds a way to connect with each of them.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2010
This school has been excellent for our four children. The academics are rigorous, the teachers are outstanding and the offerings in athletics and clubs are broad. My high school and middle school students enjoy playing on the sports teams as well as performing in the school plays and orchestra. The teaching is centered on a balanced Christian worldview and the faculty serve as Christian mentors for my children.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2010
Poor preparation for the real world. Nice, caring teachers, but do not push academics to a suitable level for college preparation. Some students are naturally gifted in either sports or academics, and these get into decent colleges. This is not a result of the education they received in the high school at Whitefield. My student experienced alot of teacher turnover while attending this high school.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
I wake up everyday feeling very grateful that I have the privilege of sending my two children to Whitefield. I used to be a teacher and I have never seen a faculty that truly cares more for the students - not just their academics, but for the whole child. Whitefield is home away from home for our family and we feel blessed to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
We've been at Whitefield two years and could not be happier. The lower school faculty is terrific, and our daughter is absolutely in love with the experience. Can't wait to start our second there...

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
I'm a student at Whitefield and I really enjoy it here. The teachers & faculty really care about you and want to see you succeed. The Christian atmosphere and environment is soooo refreshing. Also we're pretty good at sports. In the most recent season, the varsity football team went 10-2 & made it to the 2nd round playoffs. And the varsity boys' basketball team WON STATE in class A!! Anyways, this is a great school where everyone is really friendly, the lunch is good, there are many sports & extracurriculars, we're one of the couple private schools around with a marching band, & you'll get a well-rounded education !

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2009
Our son came to Whitefield from Morris Brandon. We live in Buckhead and chose Whitefield for its Christ-centered mission and faculty. Just reading the individual faculty biographies on Whitefield's web site reveals what makes the school unique. I am so grateful that we have a school as distinctive and unique in proximity to our home. The economic and ethnic diversity of the school is an added strength. As a fourth generation Atlantan I value getting my son out of our particular enclave and giving him a chance to build relationships with different people who share the highest common denominators of lifelong learning and spiritual growth.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
I love this school. The choice to move to this particular school has been a true blessing. You can really tell that the faculty cares about the students' whole person... Not just academics. I see faculty at school waaaay after 'normal' teachers would have headed home after a day of work. They have welcomed my family with open arms and i don't regret the choice to be here at all. I give whitefield a thumbs up!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2008
I would avoid this place at all costs. They put on a good front, but I have seen that the behind-the-scenes reality is rotten.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 13, 2008
Whitefield is amazing it has a great balance between Christian values abd academics! but my child hates it

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2008
This school deserves no stars. I thought the parents might want to hear from someone who actually went there and had to endure it every single day. I left in December because i was so depressed from being at this awful school. The students are so cliqish and mean. The school in general is snobby and there are so many bullies. There is too much homework to have time in your day to do anything else besides work. Also, if you don't live in Mableton, it is a long way a ways. If you want your child to have a life and be happy do not send them here.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 10, 2007
I will be attending Whitefield next year for my 1st year. I chose to be in the marching band. Marching band camp is in the summer so I had to attend the camp for two weeks. While I was there I felt so welcomed like I had been there for the average of 3-7 years the other kids had been. They made me feel at home and everyone was nice. I was introduced to everyone's friends and now i'm very excited to go to school. Thanks to everyone in the band and Ms. Quiros and the seniors!!!

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2007
My son is in the 1st grade and attended Kindergarten at Whitefield. I am amazed at his academic performance and his devotion to God. He is excelling in all of his subject matters including learning about Christ. Throughout the year, my family attends varies activities and visiting members are amazed with the students in elementary school. The teachers are knowledgeable and spend individual time with each student and parents to develop a relationship and somewhat become an extension of the family. The parents participate in many of the activities as volunteers. The academy's leadership is solid and approachable. Since my son started, he cannot wait for school to start every morning. I recommend the school to all of my friends as a place where education is of foremost important. I would like to thank Whitefield for making job as a parent easier. People cannot believe my son's attitude about school.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 19, 2006
well i thought the parents would like a view from a student! so here i am . i love whitefield so much it is like my second home. the teachers love and care about you. they want you to become the best christain and student that you can be! if you are not do so well is there class they will work with you out side of class.i have been a student for three years 5th,6th,and now 7th! but my family has been here 6 years! we love this school. their sports are growing to be great the high school football made it to 1st round playoffs this year! they have soccer football cheerleading, track cross country, softball,baseball,tennis, wresling, and our wonderful basketball team and more! we have a mathcounts team

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
Amazing school! Why aren't there MORE like it!? The staff is hands on and care about the TOTAL child. (Both IN and OUT of the school's walls!) The faculty works well together in the Lower School. They show TRUE LOVE to each child. The new principal is WONDERFUL. This school is going places!

- submitted by a teacher
September 16, 2004
Unbelievable experience at whitefield academy's lower school. The teachers are so filled with the love of god it shows in all that they do. My children have always been happy but nothing to the extent that they are now at whitefield. They tend to encourage them to learn and not feel inadaquate to fail from time to time. Teaching life long lessons and not just the wonderful academics. They truly are focusing on developing each child to his or her full potential in christ. I believe it is wonderfully extreme excellence in both intellectual and spiritual leadership. Thank god for such a place.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
Faculty who care more about scores than the student. Very bad experience there. Pulled child out in December of first year because of poor communication with teachers and staff. No refund. Out $10,000. No lunchroom and filthy environment. Don't care to see new accommodations. Got my fill in the old.

- submitted by a parent
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Whitefield Academy
1 Whitefield Dr SE, Mableton, GA  30126
(678) 305-3000
Last modified Whitefield Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Whitefield Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top