College Guidance

At Whitefield Academy we are excited for our clear communicators, critical thinkers, and compassionate leaders to impact the world beyond high school. Our college planning process assists students and their parents.


Young Students

Our preparation for college begins early with instructing the students in important academic skills and problem-solving. Careful reading and synthesis of information is key to all learning.






Grades 7-12

Students are encouraged in all aspects of a true liberal arts education. Sponsoring a career day allows students to attend seminars on various vocations and avocations.


Grades 9-12

Students in grades 9-11, along with their parents, participate in our Knowledge for College event to assist and monitor individual progress toward their college application goals. Students and parents are acquainted with multiple aspects of college consideration, including types of applications, breadth of college choices and financial options. 

Students continue to meet one-on-one with our college guidance counselors to establish goals, make and execute a college search, college application, and scholarship plan.

Katie Theiss

Katie Theiss

College Guidance Counselor



Students participate in several testing programs with college in mind. Eligible seventh graders are enrolled in the Duke TIPS program. Sophomores take the PSAT, which helps determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Juniors and Seniors may choose to take the ACT, CLT or SAT.

Over the past eight years, our students have averaged a 27 on the combined portions of the ACT which places Whitefield among Kansas City’s elite schools. 


Want to get started?

To get information on specific universities and colleges, including college planning and aid, please see and and the numerous websites listed in the College and Career Handbook, below.

Another great place to start is with our comprehensive college planning checklist!