The ACT vs. The SAT: Which to Take and When

by BJ Williams on Sep 19, 2018 7:33:00 PM

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As you get closer to applying for college, it's important to have a plan for taking the ACT and/or SAT standardized tests.  These tests are not the only part of applications that colleges ...
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Topics: College, Upper School

Corporate Worship: Starting the School Day With Scripture

by Matt McIntosh on Sep 12, 2018 11:02:00 AM

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I am excited to share with you a much-loved daily practice at Whitefield Academy. Each morning the upper school students, faculty, and staff assemble together for corporate prayer, Bible reading, ...
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Topics: Spiritual Life, Classical Christian, Upper School

Retreats: How Leaving the Classroom Promotes Unity in the Classroom

by Katie Theiss on Sep 5, 2018 7:00:00 PM

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Each year, the Whitefield upper school community sets aside four days for retreats, two days in the fall and two days in the winter. These retreats are formational and transformational for students ...
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Topics: Spiritual Life, The Classroom, Private Schools, Classical Christian, Upper School

College Campus Visits: What to Look For and What to Ask

by BJ Williams on Aug 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Visiting the campus of a college or university that you are considering is a great way to get a feel for the school and decide whether or not it would be a good fit for you. Here are some tips for ...
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Topics: Education, College, Upper School

A Charge from the Senior Class to the Seventh Grade Class

by Lindsey Jones on Aug 22, 2018 6:02:15 AM

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Every year at Whitefield an upper schooler gives a charge to the seventh graders entering upper school. This year, senior Lindsey Jones presented the following ...
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Topics: Private Schools, Classical Christian, Upper School

Choosing a College: Finding the Right Fit

by BJ Williams on Aug 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Choosing where you will attend college is a big decision. Consider some of these things to help you narrow down your choices.
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Topics: College, Upper School

Volunteering and Extracurricular Activities: Preparing for College Applications

by BJ Williams on Aug 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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Volunteering and extracurricular activities are great ways to not only improve a college application resume and help the community, but they will will tell you a lot about who you are and what you ...
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Topics: Extracurriculars,, College, Upper School

Smart Phones, Social Media, and Teens: The Problem and A Solution

by Rachel Hutson on Aug 1, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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My family and I were in North Carolina recently at the beach. While I sat in my chair with eagle eyes on my four and six year olds who were "surfing," I was distracted by a gaggle of six teenage ...
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Logic School: Classical Education in the Middle School Years

by Jim Selby on Jul 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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In classical education, students advance through the three Trivium Arts (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric) to pursue wisdom and understanding. Education begins first in the Grammar school, where ...
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Topics: Education, Middle School, Classical Christian

Let's Be Friends: Building Relationships Across Ages and Grades

by Adrienne Waner on Jul 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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As a family, we are getting ready to embark on our seventh year at Whitefield Academy. Over the years I have had a chance to see classical Christian education up close, and by now it is safe to say ...
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Topics: The Classroom, Private Schools, Classical Christian