• Why Choose Whittier Elementary School?

  • Buddy Bench

    Everyone at Whittier School is focused on providing a happy, safe learning environment that is inclusive and caring of each and every student, family, and staff member. The Buddy Bench on the school campus enables everyone to find a buddy and feel like they belong.

  • All Are Welcome

    At Whittier Elementary School we welcome and encourage PreK-8 students from across Phoenix to join us! Our principal and staff provide a safe and caring learning environment for every student. We celebrate diversity and acceptance. Students may attend whittier even if they do not live within our boundaries, as long as space exists in our classrooms. From time to time our classrooms may be full; however, we look forward to finding the perfect classroom fit for you. We invite you to come grow with us by enrolling your child as a member of the Whittier Elementary School learning community.

    Building Strong Foundations

    Whittier Elementary School prekindergarten through grade eight students are focused and successful. Students experience an engaging, interactive, and collaborative approach to the curriculum. They receive instruction grounded in the Arizona Standards with a strong foundation in reading, writing, language arts, science, and mathematics.

    Strong Learners in a Community of Growth

    As a community of learners, Whittier Elementary School students strive toward exemplary status. whittier students are motivated, accountable, and responsible for their own learning with the support of highly qualified staff that helps students develop to their full potential. Our community recognizes the promise of every child. Our students are poised for success, leaving with work habits and knowledge vital for achievement in global society.


    Whittier Elementary School K-8 students are focused on the skills needed in the 21st Century including – Communication, Collaboration, Creativity & Critical Thinking. The rigorous academics at the school are grounded in the Arizona Standards with a strong foundation in reading, writing, language arts and mathematics.

    Extracurricular Activities

    Whittier Elementary School students will also receive quality instruction in social studies, music, arts and physical education. We have implemented numerous programs to ensure our students achieve academically while developing character and discipline. From our unprecedented after school programs to our approach to balanced literacy, bullying prevention, and parent involvement, we are covering every topic to ensure our students are performing academically, building strong minds and bodies, and learning in a safe and structured environment. We offer:

    • 21st Century Learning – Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking
    • Great academics
    • Art, Music & Physical Education
    • Highly qualified teachers
    • Nurse & Social Worker
    • A safe, happy learning environment
    • Free full-day Kindergarten
    • Free after school care for students of working parents
    • Free breakfast & lunch
    • No tuition or hidden costs
    • Family engagement opportunities
    • Athletics for Grades 5-8

    Learn more about our Academic & Extracurricular Programs.

    Enroll in whittier!

    We invite you to enroll at Whittier Elementary School as we open doors and opportunities for each and every student! 

    How to Enroll