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

South West High School Focus Group

South West High School future parent Focus Group:

Please join SWHS principal, Bill Smith, on 10/10, right before our October PTA meeting, from 5:30-6:30. The topic is high school.  Principal Smith is talking with parents of younger students who may be attending Southwest in the future.  SWHS wants community input as they plan and develop for the future – Whittier children’s future high school experience. The meeting will be in the Media Center.
Parent Pick-Up

Changes to Parent Pick-Up Location for Kindergarten students only!!

Kindergarten Parent-Pick up will be in the Kindergarten Wing starting Monday, 9/26 from 4:00 PM. The sign-out process will be the same. For students in grades 1-5 Parent Pick-up will remain where it is now, in the Multi Purpose Room.

Wonderful Whittians, 

Due to the amount of rain that fell last night and the predicted weather for today, Run Club will not meet tonight.  Plan on Thursday, September 30, 2016 4:40 in the main office.  Have a dry and delightful day!
MacPhail Center for Music and Whittier International Elementary have partnered since the fall of 1998 to provide a range of musical opportunities for students at the school. Through our partnership, MacPhail provides: 
1. Fun & engaging Early Childhood Music classes for students in kindergarten & 1st grade
2. Exploratory Instrumental classes for students in 2nd & 3rd grade
3. Elective group piano and group violin classes for students in 4th & 5th grade.

Interest forms for 4th and 5th graders who wish to participate in the MacPhail/Whittier piano & violin program will be distributed Monday, Sept. 19. They will be collected Sept. 26. Placement will happen that week and classes begin the week of October 3.

For the application forms, click at the MacPhail link.