Frequently Asked Questions

Facts & Figures

Whitby starts at 18 months and goes through Grade 8. 

Yes, Whitby is a co-ed school.

Whitby has 448 students enrolled from Pre-K through Grade 8.

Whitby offers a low student-faculty ratio (5:1). Many classrooms have multiple certified teachers to ensure tailored, individual attention. Read more on the Whitby Difference page.

All students from Primary 1 through Grade 8 are required to wear the Whitby School Uniform.

We love this question so much we created a page dedicated to answering it. Read more on our Whitby Difference Page.

Whitby students participate in a range of activities that enhance their physical, social and emotional development.

Learn more about Cocurriculars

Yes, busing is available from Greenwich, Stamford and nearby New York towns.

Whitby has a diverse student body with 27 countries represented speaking over 22 languages.

The EAL Program at Whitby is committed to providing a developmental language education that will prepare students to function successfully in their mainstream classroom, with access to the classroom curriculum. Whitby’s EAL teachers provide direct instruction related to language proficiency, aid teachers in differentiating content instruction with in-class support, and provide ongoing professional development for all staff in best practices for EAL students.

World Languages are integral to the curriculum at Whitby, with Spanish being taught beginning at 18 months. Chinese instruction is also offered during the Primary years, while Mother tongue classes for native speakers are available in Spanish, German Russian, Swedish and Portuguese.

Students come from 33 towns across Fairfield and Westchester Counties, including towns such as Greenwich, Westport, Bedford, Harrison, New Canaan and Rye.

Whitby has a great sense of community at school, and there are a number of ways for parents to get involved.

Learn more about Parent Involvement

Whitby’s comprehensive Upper School Community Service program aims to expand students’ view of themselves and the world, develop empathy, humility and leadership skills, and come to understand that through their individual actions they can positively impact the lives of others.

Learn More about Community Service

Whitby’s comprehensive secondary school program provides each student with a personalized school selection process that ensures they will find the ‘best fit’ for their academic and personal goals. The program emphasizes interview skills, test preparation and Admissions seminars, resulting in Whitby graduates attending a variety of highly selective secondary schools.

Learn more about Secondary School Placement

 

Applying to Whitby

Please refer to the Admissions page to begin the application process.

Visit the Admissions Center

Tuition and fees at Whitby vary based on your child(ren)'s age.

Visit our Tuition and Fees page

Whitby offers three Open Houses throughout the fall and winter. Open Houses are a fantastic way for prospective families to see the Whitby campus, learn about our compelling continuum, as well as meet staff, faculty and current students. Personalized tours and Skype interviews are also available upon request throughout the year.

Attend an Upcoming Open House

Required testing depends on the age of the child applying to attend Whitby. Once you have submitted an inquiry form, you will be able to access the Admissions Portal which includes a comprehensive list of all necessary testing and required forms.

Begin the Inquiry Process

Whitby School believes that qualified students who desire an education should not be denied that opportunity because of economic hardship.  Thus, we are proud to offer financial aid (for new and existing Whitby families) that helps us provide a balanced school community and at the same time keep the school financially healthy.  Please note that financial aid application for new families can only be processed if the student’s admissions application is complete.

Tuition Assistance is available beginning in 1st grade (Lower Elementary 1). The student application fee is waived for families applying for financial aid.

Financial aid awards are considered based completion of the Financial Aid Application by the deadline as well as submission of requisite financial information.

All financial aid applicants must also complete the Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) application.

Families are also encouraged to file their tax returns prior to the Financial Aid documents submission deadline.  Final financial aid awards decisions cannot be made until the school has received and verified the parent's tax returns as filed with the IRS.  Award decisions will be determined and communicated to families in late Spring.  All financial aid information is kept strictly confidential and we expect families receiving financial aid to respect the confidentiality of the process.

If after reviewing the information on the website you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.