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).  Learn about the Whittier IB World School journey/timeline

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

After School Delayed One Week

Important Update: The start of after-school activities at Whittier and several other schools are being delayed due to the bus-driver shortage. After School will now be starting on October 8th.  

Join Our Team

Have you heard the expression, “It takes a village to raise as child”? As Culinary & Wellness services staff, we feel the truth in that saying every day. Certainly we nurture students’ insides—by serving amazing and healthy meals day in and day out—but we care for the whole child, through daily interactions during what is for many students the best part of their day.  We are proud to be part of the community that both grounds and lifts our children. 

Want to join us? We are seeking new staff and volunteers to join us in the lunchroom. To apply for a position visit the Culinary & Wellness Services employment webpage, and to volunteer please connect with the principal and lunchroom coordinator at your school.
Community Breakfast--9/25

All staff and families are invited to the Cafeteria for free bages, fruit and coffee on September 25th from 8:30am-9:45am.  Enjoy the company of the fabulous Whittier community and eat yummy food through the generous support of Common Roots.

* Reminder: All students must be with an adult until school starts 
**Regular MPS breakfast is also served for the students

Book Fair & Family Reading Night

Come to the school book fair!

-9/25-9/27Shop the Book Fair (Outside Media Center)—open 8:30am-5:30 pm Tuesday & Wednesday, open 8:30am-7:00pm Thursday

-9/27Come to Family Reading Night (Main Lobby)—5:30pm-7pm enjoy reading-centered games & crafts; snacks provided

Find more details at

Volunteers needed—contact