Welcome to Whittier Elementary School!
Whittier Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2015). We believe that all students can and will achieve at a high level. As a result, we have high expectations for every student both academically and behaviorally.
Our primary purpose at Whittier is to educate our students so that they are well-equipped to move on to the next phases of their lives. While we primarily focus on reading and math skills, we also value educating the whole child, and therefore we focus on many areas of learning including science, social studies, fine arts, physical education and social-emotional development.
Whittier’s team of educators consist of a group of highly-qualified, caring, nurturing members who treat each child with respect and dignity in positive, friendly classrooms that are conducive to learning. We believe each child is our child, and their growth and safety are our priorities.
Whittier Elementary partners with parents, families, and community members to educate our students. We understand and believe in the critical importance of these relationships as they affect our students’ growth and success. We reach out to our stakeholders through personal contacts, weekly emails, Twitter (@ Whittier_School), Facebook, Great Schools.org, and local media (newspapers and radio stations).
Parents and family members are welcomed and valued at Whittier. We maintain a highly-active PTA which provides our students and staff with positive supports. Examples include regularly-scheduled family events on nights and weekends, and volunteers who serve during book fairs, flu shots, math nights and other events that promote learning and positive relationships. In addition to PTA, many of our parents are active volunteers in classrooms by reading with students, providing supports to teachers, and helping in other areas where needed. Parents are always welcome at Whittier!
At Whittier we are committed to ensuring that each of our kids achieve at a high level. We believe all children can learn and become productive members of our society. Every child who comes to Whittier is our child, and thus we are committed to building caring, supportive, nurturing relationships with our children and families!
– Brian Kenney, Principal