Welcome to Whittier International Elementary School!

Whittier International Elementary is a public PreK-5 International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) World School (since Feb, 2007). 

Our Vision
All Whittier International Elementary students will become independent global thinkers through inquiry and action

Our Mission
Encourage exploration, inquiry, and critical thinking
Provide learning opportunities that integrate subject areas
Promote local and global action
Respect cultural similarities and differences

School Assembly

Our First School Assembly with our Whittier SUPER HEROS. ¡SUPER-INCREÍBLE!

Read-a-thon February 9-24!

Calling all reading superheroes! We’re promoting literacy and raising money for the school during our 7th annual Read-a-thon! Click here to donate online  or click here to visit the Read-a-thon web page  for details!

National African American Parent Involvement Day

Come to National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) on Monday, February 13th, 2017.  All Whittier families are invited to share in your child's learning on this day.  Details were sent home in a flier or find more information in the NAAPID Invite. We hope to see you there!

Sanctuary Resolution

The Minneapolis Board of Education passed the resolution to strengthen existing Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) policies and practices and to declare MPS a safe place for all students and families, regardless of their immigration status, national origin or language. We are committed to the safety and emotional well-being of our students and will continue to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for all. 

Read the entire resolution here. To view a full list of district policies, visit policy.mpls.k12.mn.us.


La Junta Directiva de Educación ha aprobado la resolución para reforzar las políticas y prácticas existentes en las Escuelas Públicas de Minneapolis (MPS o Minneapolis Public Schools), y para declarar a MPS como un lugar seguro para todos los estudiantes y sus familias sin importar su estado migratorio, nacionalidad  oidioma. Nos encontramos comprometidos con la seguridad y el bienestar emocional de nuestros estudiantes, y continuaremos proporcionando un ambiente seguro y acogedor para todos.

Puede leer la resolución completa aquí. Para ver toda la lista de políticas distritales, por favor visite policy.mpls.k12.mn.us


Gudiga waxbarashada ee Dugsiyada dadweynaha Minneapolis ayaa ansixiyey qaraarka dhigaya in la xoojiyo xeerarkakajirahadaDugsiyadadadweynahaMinneapolis’(MPS),xeerarkaasiyo habdhaqanka in lagu cadeeyo in ay yihiin dugsiyada dadweynaha Minneapolis meel amaan u ah dhamaan ardayda iyo qoysaskooda, iyadoo aan loo eegaynin xaaladooda muhaajarnimo, ama assalka halka ay kasoo jeedaan ama luuqada ay ku hadlaan. Waxaan naga go’an in amaanka iyo fayoobida dareenka ardayga in aan u sugno, una sii diyaarino jawi dagan oo ay wax ku baranayaan dhamaan ardayda oo dhan.

Halkaan ka aqriso dhamaan xalkaas oo idil here. Halkaan ka eego xeerarka Degmada si aad u aragto, policy.mpls.k12.mn.us.


 Pawg Minneapolis Board of Education tau pom zoo qhov kev tsim kho los txhawb Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) cov kev cai uas tau muaj los qhia tias MPS yog ib qhov chaw uas nyab xeeb rau txhua tus menyuam thiab tsev neeg, tsis hais kev nkag teb chaws raws los tsi raws , haiv los yog hom lus twg. Peb cog lus rau kev nyab xeeb thiab kev kab siab rau peb cov menyuam thiab yuav npaj kom muaj kev nyab xeeb thiab txais tos kev kawm zoo rau sawv daws.

Nyeem qhov kev txhim kho here. Saib tau cov kev cai hauv district, xyuas policy.mpls.k12.mn.us.


GEMS and GISE teams

Congratulations to the GEMS and GISE teams!  Both groups worked hard building and programming their robots for the big District Competition at Anishinabe Academy last Saturday.  GEMS took third place in the overall Robotics Programming Competition and the GISE took 3rd place in the Design on the Spot Competition.   Way to go, Whittier!

GEMS = Girls in Engineering Math and Science
GISE = Guys In Science and Engineering