Fostering a Sense of Belonging
Whittier is a community-oriented Dual Language Magnet school that prioritizes the holistic development and success of its students. We place a strong emphasis on fostering a sense of belonging, collaboration, and support among students, teachers, and parents. We strive to create an inclusive and culturally diverse environment where students can thrive academically, linguistically, and personally, preparing them to become confident, compassionate, and globally minded individuals ready to succeed in an interconnected world.
Leading the Way
Wall-to-Wall Dual Language Model
Whittier is a dual language school pioneer within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system, offering a dual language program for over 25 years. Our classrooms follow a wall-to-wall dual language model, where all classrooms are bilingual. The program follows the CPS model of 80% Spanish and 20% English in the primary grades, gradually transitioning to a 50-50 split in fourth grade. We have a strong emphasis on bilingualism, giving our students a competitive advantage and the benefits of being bilingual.
"We Are Pioneers...
within the CPS school system."
"We are pioneers within the CPS school system. For over 25 years, we have proudly embraced dual language education. As our population evolves, our unwavering commitment remains strong. With visitors observing our experienced teachers, we continue to lead the way in this program, setting the standard from the start."
-- Ms. Arroyo, Dual Language Coordinator
Language Proficiency: Spanish & English.
Grades Served: Pre-K through 8th
Our Location: Pilsen neighborhood, Chicago, Ill
Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1
Technology Integration: 1 to 1
Is Whittier For You?
Whittier Dual Language Magnet School stands out for its commitment to dual language education, strong community ties, and holistic support for students and their families. To find out why Whittier is the right place for you click the link below.