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Whitefield Academy (PK-12)

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8929 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131
816-444-3567 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Quentin Johnston, Headmaster qjohnston@whitefieldacademy.org BJ Williams, Admissions Director bjwilliams@whitefieldacademy.org
  • Tuition
  • Availability for 2020-2021
  • NO Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Whitefield Academy provides a Christ-centered environment of classical academic excellence to equip students for a life of learning and service to the glory of God.

Points of Pride

  • Kansas City's Full Day Premiere Classical Christian School
  • Small Class Sizes and Close-Knit Environment
  • Accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools

School Hours

  • School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:05 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: 7:30 am
  • After Care Hours End: 5:30 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 1995
  • Total Enrollment: 265
  • Affiliation: Faith-based
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • School Type: Faith-based Private-Preschool


  • Tuition Amount:

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Prep
  • Religious

Arts Programs

  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Costume Design
  • Drama + Theater
  • Drawing
  • Literature
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Golf (Boys)
  • Golf (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Boys)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs + Activities

  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Culinary Arts
  • Debate
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Speech + Debate
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Book Clubs
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers
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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

  • Application Open: September 1, 2019
  • Application Close: August 13, 2020
  • Kindergarten Cutoff: July 31, 2020
  • Offer Date: March 1, 2021
  • Decision Date: March 1, 2020
  • Residence: No Boundaries

How to Apply

Enroll online on the KCPS website

Applications for signature and neighborhood schools open on December 14, 2020

The initial round of applications deadline is February 15, 2021

The week of March 1st, initial seats will be offered, and parents will need to complete the registration form.

You can still apply after the deadline, seats will be offered at a later date.

Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

Admission Preferences


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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results


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Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90

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Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Growth

English Language Arts


Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Student Retention Rate

Dropout Rate

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Why It Matters

The dropout rate helps tell the story of the graduation rate because it takes into account students who take more than four years to graduate or who transferred to other schools.

In 2019, the average dropout rate in Missouri was 1.9%, source.

Graduation Rate

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Why It Matters

The number of students who started at a school in 9th grade and graduate from that particular school four years later.

In 2019, the average graduation rate in Missouri was 89.64%, source.

ACT Scores

ACT Average Score


ACT Participation Rate

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Why It Matters

The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the percentage of graduates who took the ACT and their average score. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships. Research shows that students who earn a 21 or higher have the best chance of earning grades C or higher in college.

In 2019, Missouri’s average ACT score was 20.6 and the percent of graduates who took the ACT was 76.69%, source

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Parent Perspective


Susan VanSyckle, 4th and 5th grade parent

Making the decision of where our children would receive the best education was initially a difficult process. We had looked at several schools, both public and private, when we heard about Whitefield Academy, a Classical Christian School. We had to google what a classical education meant (a historical model based on the trivium: grammar, logic, and rhetoric). From the moment we walked in the doors we saw first-hand how the classical model aligns with students’ intellectual development to create critical thinkers, clear communicators, and compassionate leaders.

Our kids started Whitefield in Pre-K and Kindergarten; today they are in 4th and 5th grade. One thing we love about Whitefield is the close community that is formed within the student body, faculty, and even the parents. Located near 435 and Holmes, a renovated church houses the Pre-K through 12th grade student body. If you stroll down the halls, you’ll see high schoolers high-fiving the 2nd graders, a high school class sitting around a conference table led in deep discussion, and an art class exercising their creativity with clay. Parental involvement is welcome and encouraged. With a 10:1 teacher/student ratio, most of Whitefield’s faculty have advanced degrees and many years of educational experience.

In addition to Whitefield’s solid, faith-based education, our kids have access to sports teams to build Christian character both on and off the field, community service projects to care for our city, cultural trips, mission trips for students to see the world as bigger than their backyards, and leadership opportunities such as Student Council and Debate teams. Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre are also an important part of Whitefield including Choir, Latin, art classes, and an annual Shakespeare production.

Our family is so thankful that six years ago we found an amazing learning environment for our children and a community for our entire family.

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