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Whitefield Academy

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Posted September 26, 2012

Whitefield Academy exceeds expectations. Our child enjoys small class sizes and a loving environment. The curriculum is advanced, however the teachers are very involved. There is open communication with parents and students to guarantee the success of the student. The school is dedicated to educating students. They also provide a family environment. It is an extension of a loving home. It has exceeded expectations across the board. It is an advanced program and students with behavioral issues as well as lower acadmic progress will not excel in this enviroment. If you want your child in a challenging acadmeic environment that supports Biblical teachings while nurturing your child, I can not recommend a better combination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

We tried Whitefield for two years, and we found that their curriculum was 2-3 years lower than that which our child had been using previously. Although Whitefield is a nice, Christian school and a good fit for the average student; if your child is "outside the box" in any way (ie, a gifted learner, needing academic support, or having minor medical, nutritional, or environmental needs), then I could not recommend this school. Several other parents at the school also voiced this concern while we were there, and I know a number of families who have made plans to transfer elsewhere.
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Posted September 27, 2010

My son has attended for 3 years now and I can't believe the love they show for my child. He is in first grade reading books that if in a public school 1 st grade I know a child could not read. I truly believe if they would bring God back into the schools and put him first it would change! I'm so thankful for the school and the church!
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Posted October 2, 2009

Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered institution that places God before anything else while maintaining a well-rounded and advanced education system for all those who attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2009

I honestly just can't say enough good things about this school. It is academically challenging and the entire staff provides every child with care and love. It feels like a home away from home for our son who is now in Kindergarten. I would like to assure others considering this school that they do work hard to instil biblical principles throughout the curriculum. The students attend chapel every Wednesday and it has never been canceled. They include prayer evary day and use the the bible as a way of teaching morals and values. They provide such good communication and are open to questions and concerns you may have regarding your child. The children are taugh respect and curtesy as well, which is demonstrated when you see high school students with smiles on their faces regularly holding doors open for people. I love that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I graduated from WA in 2007, i attend WA/HBS since i was in three year old preschool. I gradauted with people I knew my whole life. While attending WA I felt that I was not learning, it was easy. But after three semesters of college I realize that WA does prepare you for college. College is so much easier on me, than many of my classmates simply becasue of my previous school. After going there for as long as I did the teachers knew me, they helped me with anything I needed.


Posted January 10, 2009

I am a former parent. This is our first year in JCPS system not by choice. I have found that going from WA to JCPS my children were far above their current grade level Classmates. While at WA they were middle of the class and had too much busy work. Currently they have very little home work and are just gliding through on what they have already learned. At JCPS I fear they will get behind and not be challenged enough. If the economy gets better we will have to fight and struggle to get them back in at WA at their grade level.


Posted November 7, 2008

We started in the public schools here and in kindergarten my child was bullied, teased and nothing was done about it. We have been at WA for 2 years and are very happy. The class work is challenging and every staff member is there for your student and the family. We make a lot of scarfices so we can send our child to WA and will continue to do so because it is worth it.
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Posted January 24, 2008

Our two elementary aged children have attended WA for 3 years, now. We have experienced such love, care and genuine concern for our children here. Each new school year, we have been so impressed with each teacher, each one surpassing our expectations. Our children are ahead of their non-WA friends academically and they continue to grow both spiritually and morally by leaps. The coursework is challeging, but it does prepare the children well. One word about the cost. We are not wealthy, by any stretch of the means, and after speaking with so many others with children here, I've discovered that most WA familys make significant sacrifices to keep their kids here because of the quality is really that great. We will do whatever it takes to keep our children at Whitefield Academy for as long as we can. I highly recommend this school, ask for a tour!
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Posted April 28, 2007

This school has well prepared me for college. I have found my first two years of college easy and, an almost review of high school. The education quality is very high. Due to this, this school is not easy, but your children will learn. This school has also helped me in my Christian walk as well. I highly recommend Whitefield.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 22, 2007

Whitefield has challenged my senior, prepared her for college and provided Christian accountable atmosphere that allows for high academics and spiritual formation.
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Posted January 18, 2007

There is too much homework and not enough help in the classroom. I don't pay several thousand dollars to teach my children at home, yet they come home loaded down homework they don't always understand. I sent my children here because it is a Christ centered school, but this isn't instilled as well as it should be. The parents were told our children would attend chapel services weekly. This has been replaced with a 'forum', which has been canceled many times. There is too much emphasis put on pharisee type rules and not enough on compassion and love.
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Posted October 4, 2006

This school claims to be an academy but lacks the standard qualities associated with the title. The Christian influence in the lives of their students is as superior as they make claim to but the academics lack some substance. Their tactics of quantity over quality in regards to class work and homework does not hit the mark that they were hoping for. Just check it out very thoroughly as any good parent would. Nearly anything is better than any JCPS school. Good Luck
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Posted May 8, 2006

my son graduated in 2003. He found university course work 'remedial' compared to his senior year at WA. Readiness for college is dependent upon the motivation of individual students.
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Posted June 29, 2005

WA has an outstanding academic program. My children have attended WA for seven years. My daughter was just identified by the Duke Talent Identification Program for scoring in the 95th percentile in Verbal on her SAT exams. Many of her classmates were also recognized. Their music program, led by a teacher who holds a Master's degree in music from U of K, is second to none. There is a high level of parent involvement and cooperation with the staff. I would wholeheartedly recommed HBS/WA to anyone looking for an excellent Christian college prepatory school in Louisville, KY. Robin Neal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

This school is a wonderful place, but they need to really work on their college preperation that they claim to have. As a graduate of hbs/wa I nor my class mates were not adequately prepared for the university level as my parents we're told we would be. They are selecting teachers that are unqualified for the teaching position to fill spaces. The administration really needs to clean up there act or there will not be any students staying.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 30, 2004

This school has a great atmosphere. The faculty memebers care a lot about the students. My kids love the school. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 81%
Black 5% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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