Welcome to Whittier International Elementary School!

Whittier is an International I.B. School that inspires students to become independent global thinkers through inquiry and action.   

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PLEASE NOTE:  CIRCLE DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

No school Friday, January 29 (Teacher Record-Keeping Day).

No school Monday, February 1 - Friday, February 5 while teachers prepare for in-person learning.


In-person learning for Grades PreK- 5 will be phased in over the month of February:

  • Grades PreK-K: In-person begins Feb. 8

  • Grades 1-2: In-person begins Feb. 10

  • Grades 3-5: In-person begins Feb. 22

  • Grades 6-12: Remain in distance learning

Please complete the 2020-21 In-Person/Distance Learning Registration Form for EACH OF YOUR STUDENTS in grades PreK-5 by Jan. 22, indicating your choice of in-person or distance learning for each child. If you need assistance completing this form , please contact your Whittier Elementary at 612.668.4173 or our district communication center at 612.668.0000.

As noted above, students in grades 6-12 will continue in distance learning for the foreseeable future. This form only needs to be completed for students in grades PreK-5.

If you do not complete the form, your student(s) will automatically be placed in in-person learning and receive communication accordingly with dates and next steps.

An extensive FAQ is available along with health and safety information on how MPS will be keeping students and staff safe.

JOIN US!! Whittier Virtual Open Houses

Interested in WHY WHITTIER for SY2021-2022? Click here to find out WHY, YES!! 

Click here to view the Whittier Pledge.  Click here for our Whittier Community School Virtual Tour.

Click here if you weren't able to join us for our first Virtual Open House on January 11, 2021.

(Virtual) Coffee with the Principal

Coffee with the Principal - Laurie Lamberty - Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM - Our next Coffee with the Principal will be on Friday, February 12!

Free COVID-19 testing events & flu shots

Click the link above for further information about these upcoming free COVID-19 testing events & flu shots.

Community Ed Winter Classes

Winter After-School Classes start on January 19th!!!  Registration opens on January 4th at 4pm.  Find all of the info you need on our Community Ed. Orange Website.  Questions?  Let us know! Jeff "Nacho" Carlson  612-205-8828,


Whittier “Bell Time” Changes

MPS Board of Education has approved the new bell time schedule for the 2021-22 school year.