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

Soccer Fair
Whittier Students and Families:
Do you love soccer??   You won’t want to miss this great opportunity, brought to you by Whittier Community Education, Minneapolis Parks and Rec, and the Sanneh Foundation:
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Soccer Fair
Saturday, June 10th, 2017
Whittier Park, 425 W. 26th St.
·      Soccer drills and scrimmages led by Sanneh Coaches
·      Healthy Lunch
·      Soccer Ball Giveaway
·      Learn more about Sanneh Summer Soccer
·      Free Event for All Families
No need to sign up – just show up!  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for soccer!! 
For more information:
Jeff Carlson
Community Education Coordinator
Whittier International Elementary
315 West 26th Street, Room 156; Mpls, MN 55404
Office: 612-668-4181  Cel: 612-205-8828

4th and 5th grade

Last week of instruction and instrument return

The last week of instruction for grades 4/5 is the week of May  22nd.  Students need to return their instruments, both violin and keyboards during this final week.  Key boards can be brought to the office and checked in with our office staff.  

These evening gatherings showcase and celebrate the musical talent of our 4th and 5th grade MacPhail students. The recitals are scheduled 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.  Save the date invitations will be sent home or electronically, please mark your calendars!  Students should arrive by 5:45.  Thanks for your support.  Please direct questions to IB Coordinator Libby Dominguez, libby.dominguez@mpls.k12.mn.us or to your child's MacPhail instructor.
Tues May 16 – Students of Adam Zahller, Luke Swanger
Weds May 17 – Students of Karin Valdizan, Jeremy Hanson
Thurs May 18 – Students of Carolyn Liptak
1st grade
Musical World
Our first grade classes are experiencing fun & engaging Early Childhood Music classes this week with instruction provided by MacPhail instructor, Katie Condon.
2nd and 3rd grade
Exploratory Music
Under the instruction of MacPhail instructor Mr. Adam, exploratory Instrumental classes are currently in session for our 3rd grade classes.  Second grade classes will begin the week of May 16th.
5th grade Exhibition

The 5th grade Exhibition marks an important milestone in a PYP IB student’s journey! Exhibition begins next week.  This years exhibition upholds the Central Idea: 

Change and growth can be communicated through artistic expressions. We are always looking for ways to invite members of our learning community, extending to our parents into this process.  In particular, if you are an artist yourself and/or you are connected to an artist/artistic organization, we would like to  share this talent and experience with our 5th grade classrooms  for inspiration and guidance.

Please contact IB coordinator Libby Dominguez, libby.dominguez@mpls.k12.mn.us if you are interested.
MAP Spring Session Schedule

This is a schedule for the MAP Spring Session. Starting at May 8th and ending on May 31st.