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. 


After School Survey


Minneapolis Kids Whittier Food Drive

November 1st- November 15th

Girls On The Run

Sunday November 10th, 7:30am-12pm

Mall of America

Free Coats for adults

Monday November 11th, 4pm-5:30pm

Greeting Desk

State of the School with Principal Lamberty

Monday November 11th, 5:30pm-7pm

Media Center

Family Involvement Night

Monday November 11th, 7pm-8pm

Media Center

Bedtime Story: High Five Family Event

Tuesday November 12th, 6pm-7pm

Multipurpose Room

Site Council Meeting

Wednesday, November 13th, 5:30pm- 6:30pm

Anwatin Middle School Open House

Thursday November 14th, 6pm-7:30pm

Anwatin Middle School

American Indian Day at Whittier

Wednesday November 20th, 11:45am-2:20pm