The vision of Whitefield Academy is to “produce powerful and effective student leaders who impact their world through Biblical thought and action in obedience to the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20) and the Great Commandment (Mk. 12:30-31).

One of the most significant ways we strive to accomplish this is through our unique and robust Student Life program. Led by our full-time Director of Student Life, we offer discipleship, worship, and leadership experiences to students at every grade level.

Elementary

Chapel

  • Live worship music
  • Weekly speakers
  • Scripture Memorization
  • Other Fun, Christ-centered activities!

Missions

  • Every year we partner with a missions organization by raising fund and supplies to help fulfill their needs.

Middle School

Chapel

  • Student praise band
  • Weekly speakers
  • Student Testimonies

Missions

  • Every year we partner with a missions organization by raising fund and supplies to help fulfill their needs.

The Middle School has an annual “service day” in which every student completes fun and unique service projects.

High School

Chapel

  • Student Praise Band
  • Weekly Messages from the Spiritual Life Coordinator and many guest speakers.
  • Student Testimonies
  • Videos, skits, and other unique activities

Missions

  • Every year we partner with a missions organization by raising fund and supplies to help fulfill their needs.

Service Hours

  • All high school students must complete a minimum amount of community service hours in order to graduate.

Student Leadership Institute

  • A group of High School Students from every grade level who are passionate about the school and the spiritual growth of the student body. They work side-by-side with the Director of Student Life to plan and lead chapel, bible studies, missions projects, and more.

Senior Retreat  

  • Every August the seniors get to kick off their final year of high school with a 3-day retreat to focus on class unity and spiritual growth.

Every student has “open-door” access to meet with our Director of Student Life to talk and pray about life, personal struggles, and spiritual questions.

Derek Hopperton

Derek Hopperton, Director of Student Life

I am blessed to serve as Director of Student Life for Whitefield Academy.

Jesus says in Mark 12:30, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

I believe true education involves growing students in all areas of their life—especially their relationship with Christ. My mission here at Whitefield is to love, encourage, and challenge our students to grow into the men and women God is calling them to be.

Please let me know if there is any specific way I can minister to your students!

– Derek