K-12 Stories

Enabling Student Learning Through New 1:1 Program

Whitfield School


Whitfield School, a private, independent 6-12 grade school located in suburban St. Louis has been an early adopter of technology for many years. As one of the first schools in the area to implement a 1:1 program, Whitfield understands the value that technology plays in the classroom to provide a better learning experience to its students. Rooted in the mission to empower students to be successful in a rapidly changing environment, Whitfield knows that a regular technology refresh is critical. This required taking a hard look at the way the school was funding the technology program, and exploring options to develop a new model that would better serve the school in the future.  
First American Education Finance worked with Whitfield to transition to a more sustainable IT funding model. Instead of paying for the full value of the device over the course of 4 years, the school pays less than the value for the device over 2 years. This allows the school to be more proactive in supporting their core IT services, by implementing a disciplined, sustainable technology refresh model that will enable the students to have current technology in their hands. Whitfield also was able to utilize the FA Equity, a trade-in program by First American that remarkets the school’s unused technology, allowing them to implement their new program more quickly. First American understood the needs of the school, and created a solution that gave Whitfield a solid foundation for future growth.




Private 6-12
Grade School


2-Year FMV Lease


Student Technology Refresh

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Whitfield School

"We saw this as an opportunity to develop a new model that was sustainable from both a financial standpoint and was also flexible enough for us to adapt to meet the needs of our academic program."

Matt DiGiulio
Director of Technology, Whitfield School

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