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

Whittier Fall Community Events:

Whittier Families! 

 We already have 10 Whittier students registered                                              
for the district Chess Tournament
Let's double that!                                                                                                                       
You DO NOT need to be in our after school chess
program to register for the tournament. 
Lunch is provided and tournament is very low-key and fun.
Community Ed Corner
WINTER SESSION: Your ideas and energy are needed!
Calling all Whittier Parents and Staff! 
Whittier Community Ed. is busy putting together our Winter Brochure
Whittier's Site Council Meeting

Save the Date!  
Whittier's 1st Site Council meeting for the school year will be: 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21st 6:30-7:30 Media Center
  • Site council will meet monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Media Center
  • We need more parents to be a part of Site Council


Whittier Parents in Action
Learn together.  Build Community.  Engaged Parents=Successful Students.  That it is the mission of our 2017-18 parent involvement group, ready to kick off the year on November 30th with an exciting workshop hosted by Safe Routes to School.  Click the link above to learn more!
Learn about the 2018-19 Budget

In the letter released last February (http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/budget_letter.html),  the financial challenges faced by Minneapolis Public Schools were shared with the community . This school year and the next school year, we need to make some important decisions about our basic infrastructure so that the programs and services MPS offers don’t continue to cost more than we can afford.