Trey Whitfield School has been operating since 1983 under the visionary leadership of Janie C. Whitney and A.B. Whitfield, providing an extraordinarily high quality elementary education (Nursery through 8th Grade) to a diverse population of children in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The School was founded and housed in prefabricated buildings and has moved to a renovated 5-floor building over 10 years ago. The School continues to be financed almost entirely by tuition. Despite its very limited financial resources, the School has managed, through the dedication of its instructors and
administration, and the support of its families, to provide a nurturing structure in which its students thrive and succeed.
Trey Whitfield School is named in memory of the founder's late son, Trey Whitfield, a former New England Prep School academic and athletic All-American, and former alumni of the school who lost his life, at the age of 18, rescuing a classmate from drowning. We therefore honor the creation of triumph out of tragedy.
The engagement and seriousness of the instructors and students is immediately apparent when you visit the School. Conventional measures such as state and standardized testing demonstrate significant and remarkable educational success. Thoughtful tracking of alumni through their high school and college years to
their careers is now showing that the graduates have grown to be wonderful citizens of the world in productive and meaningful ways.
The School has graduated countless young people who are now pursuing their professional careers as: Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Financial Industry Executives, Police Officers, Registered Nurses, Educators, Social Workers and Business Managers.