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

As a public school, Whittier International School belongs not only to our families, but also the community at large. We welcome and invite all to visit and observe the hard work our students and teachers do every day.  You will see teachers engaged with small groups of students, or the whole class.  Because of this, classroom visits are not a time to have private conversations with teachers, interact with the students (unless invited to do so by the teacher), or interrupt the learning.  

When you come to visit a classroom at Whittier International, you are asked to please sign in at the front desk, put on a visitor's sticker, and wait for the greeting desk to contact the classroom teacher to make sure the timing is good. We appreciate your patience.  We want all visits to Whittier International to be a positive experience, and welcome feedback. 


general announcement

Parents please write your student's name on their backpacks, lunchboxes and sweatshirts.  Please help us to reduce the number of items in the lost and found this year!

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is up and running!  Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5:30, now through November 13.  Meet in Ms. Paulson's class, room 226 right after school.  Sign up here:

Whittier Girls on the Run Registration Page

Note: until After School classes start on October 7th, there will be no bus transport for Girls on the Run.  Questions?  Call Mr. Nacho at 612-668-4181