Whitefield Academy (Missouri)

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Whitefield Academy
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8929 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131
(816) 444-3567
School type Private, Christian, Classical, Day, College-prep Independent
Motto Omnis Scientia Ad Dei Gloriam
(All Knowledge to the Glory of God)
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Established 1995
Headmaster Quentin Johnston
Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade
Gender Coeducational
Slogan Whitefield Academy graduates:
Critical Thinkers,
Clear Communicators, and
Compassionate Leaders
Athletics conference MCAA
Sports Boys and girls: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer
Mascot Lion Whitefield Academy -Lions Sports Logo.png
Team name The Lions
Accreditation Association of Classical and Christian Schools
Average ACT scores 27.3
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Whitefield Academy is a PreK-12 college preparatory, classical Christian school. It makes use of the Great Books, the Progymnasmata, and the Trivium as a curriculum. It is accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools. Whitefield Academy was named for the 18th century evangelist George Whitefield.


When Whitefield Academy opened its doors in the fall of 1995, 60 students were enrolled. The school initially leased space from Westbrooke Church, where several of the families involved were members. The next year, due to a growing enrollment, Whitefield Academy moved to Emmanuel Baptist Church. And in the third year, the academy divided its classes between the two churches to have sufficient space. In 2004, Whitefield Academy purchased its current building, a former church, located at 8929 Holmes in Kansas City, MO. Located on a seven-acre site, the new building offers sufficient classroom space as well as an auditorium and chapel. More than 220 students are currently enrolled in the school.[1]

Classical Focus[edit]

Used to develop students for more than 2,000 years, the Classical method involves rigorous focus on grammar, logic and rhetoric. In addition to traditional academic subjects, athletics and fine arts are key components of a Classical education. The school believes that the classically trained mind is able to process facts and make inferences with limited information in order to make well-reasoned decisions and fully develop well-considered ideas. Knowing is not enough, however. Students are simultaneously trained how to articulate, orally and in writing, the logic underpinning the decision or idea. The Classical objective is to teach students how to think, not what to think.[2][3]


  1. ^ "About Us". Whitefield Academy. Whitefield Academy. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "What is Classical Education". ACCS. ACCS. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Whitefield Academy. Whitefield Academy. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 

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