Frequently Asked Questions

Facts & Figures

Whitby provides a compelling continuum of education for children age 18 months through Grade 8. 

Yes! Whitby is a co-ed school.

Whitby offers a low student-faculty ratio across the continuum. Many classrooms have multiple 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.

There are so many reasons to choose Whitby! Please click on our Whitby Difference Page to read more.

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

Busing is available for students in Primary 3 through Grade 8 who live in Greenwich and Stamford.  Families interested in busing
to/from New York State should confirm with their local school district the availability of transportation services for their child(ren) to Whitby.

It's also easy to form a carpool with other Whitby School families. Current Whitby families can sign in to the Veracross Parent Portal, click on “Directory” (with the @ symbol) at the top of the page, choose the "Nearby Families" tab, and a list of families living near you will be shown.

Whitby has a diverse student body with 17 countries represented speaking over 23 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 offered beginning in Primary, with the option to continue in Lower School.  Mother Tongue classes for native speakers are available in many languages including Spanish, German and Russian.

Students come from a variety of towns across Fairfield and Westchester Counties, including Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Armonk, Bedford, Harrison, Katonah and Rye.

Whitby has a great sense of community with multiple ways for parents to get involved. Learn more about Parent Involvement

Whitby’s comprehensive Middle 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 Counseling 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 our Secondary School Placement Program.


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

The application deadline for the 2024-2025 school year is December 15, 2023. After this deadline has passed, Whitby will then move into rolling admissions season.

This year, Whitby School will host two Open Houses; Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Virtual Overviews are also available upon request throughout the year.


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 Primary 3 (Kindergarten). 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 Clarity Application for financial aid.

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 around the enrollment notification date.  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.