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

Book Fair & Family Reading Night

Come to the school book fair for three groovy days of PEACE, LOVE & BOOKS! 

-10/25-10/27Shop the Book Fair (Circle Drive Lobby)—open 8:30am-4:30 pm Tuesday & Wednesday, open 8:30am-6:30pm Thursday

-10/27Come to Family Reading Night (Upper Lobby)—4:30pm-6:30pm, learn literacy strategies plus enjoy crafts, games & snacks!

-10/20-11/2: Shop the Online Book Fair 

Find more details at http://whittier.mpls.k12.mn.us/bookfair

Volunteers needed—sign up at http://signup.com/go/bULih3
State of the School Title I Meeting

Come and learn about Whittier International! 

We invite you to join us for an informational meeting about our school and our goals for the year. The purpose of the State of the School meeting is to provide information to parents/guardians about the current state of the school and the plan for the school year. 

¡Venga y aprenda sobre Whittier International!

Le invitamos a unirse a nosotros para una reunión de información sobre nuestra escuela y nuestros objetivos para el año. El propósito de la reunión es proporcionar información a los padres/guardianes sobre el estado actual de la escuela y el plan para el año escolar.

Kaalaya oo wax ka baro Whittier International! 

Waxaanu idinku marti qaadnay inaad nagala soo qayb gashaan kulan warbixineed oo ku saabsan  dugsigayaga iyo hadafkiisa sannadka. Ujeedada kulankan aanu ka leeyahay waa inuu waalidiinta siino  warbixino ku saabsan xaalada dugsiga iyo qorshaha sannad dugsiyeedka. 

Visit Our School Month
Whittier Families,
Please share with your neighbors, friends, and broader community members about this great opportunity for families to visit Whittier through a School Tour. For the first time, MPS is hosting “Visit Our Schools Month.” From Oct. 15 to Nov. 7, our elementary schools will give guided tours to anyone from our community who wants to know more about our story.
The story of MPS is one of laughter in school hallways and learning in our classrooms. Good things are happening here and we’re eager to tell you about them. Whether you’re deciding where to enroll your child for kindergarten, you’re a current MPS parent, or you have no school-age children but want to see what’s happening in today’s public education, we will warmly welcome you.
To tour our Pre-K-8 schools during "Visit Our Schools Month," simply call the school in advance to RSVP for your chosen day:
Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 4–6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.–noon


News from the Spanish class H5 to 2nd grade

News from the Spanish class H5 to 2nd grade


Celebrating our Hispanic Heritage at Whittier International IB school, the Spanish classes H5 to 2nd grade will learn about Día de los Muertos, a cultural celebration in Mexico and in other parts of Central and South America, observed by the end of October.  Students will be creating a display with sugar skulls, paper cut, paper flowers and many other decoration elements used for this purpose . If you wish to volunteer or have any question, please do not hesitate to call me at 612.668.4170 or email me atestela.lerma@mpls.k12.mn.us Estela Lerma. Spanish teacher