Why Whittier

The Dual Language Magnet School


Embrace the Power of Language

Prepare your child for a global future by opening the doors to a world of possibilities through the remarkable benefits of attending Whittier Dual Language Magnet School. With a curriculum designed to foster bilingualism, multiculturalism, and academic excellence, this unique educational journey will empower your child to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

Advantages of a

Dual Language Education

Competitive Advantage

In a world that is increasingly interconnected, being bilingual is a sought-after skill by employers and schools alike, giving students a competitive edge.

Academic Excellence

Research has shown that bilingual education students often excel in areas such as reading, mathematics, and problem-solving.

Cultural Appreciation

By celebrating multiculturalism, students learn to value and respect differences, preparing them to become successful global citizens.

Bilingualism Beyond

Whether pursuing higher education, embarking on a career, or traveling, bilingualism offers a lifelong advantage.

Enhanced Communication Skills

Dual language schools nurture exceptional language skills, promoting effective communication, and developing leadership potential.

Cognitive Development Amplified

Students develop a cultural sensitivity, and adaptability, providing a solid foundation for future success in a global landscape.

What Makes Us Special

High Academic Standards

Whittier maintains rigorous academic standards and prepares students for future success by providing a challenging curriculum and fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Diverse Community

The school embraces and celebrates  the cultural diversity of its students and surrounding community, creating a rich and an inclusive learning environment.

Student Voice

Whittier values student input, creating an empowering, student-centered environment that fosters confidence, ownership, and the ability to advocate for oneself.

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Safe & Nurturing Environment

We prioritize the safety and well-being of our students, maintaining a secure and supportive environment where all students feel valued, respected, and cared for.

Strong Parent-School Partnership

We recognize a parent's crucial role in their child's education, offering various resources, workshops, and community support to ensure a strong parent-teacher collaboration.

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Before and After-School Programing

We offer a wide range of enriching activities before and after-school, providing students with opportunities to explore their interests and talents in the classroom and beyond.

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Holistic Support

By providing a variety of resources and interventions, we are committed to meeting the needs of our students and their families.


Social Emotional Learning

We incorporate SEL programs that are specifically tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students enabling their success inside and outside the classroom.



We provide individualized support to students, ensuring that each student's needs are met and that they receive the education they deserve.



We feel incredibly fortunate to have a full-time, bilingual counselor and social worker in house to work with our students and families.



Whittier offers extensive support to parents through workshops and classes as well as a Bilingual Advisory Council(BAC) and Parent Advisory Council(PAC).


"At Whittier, our teachers and staff exemplify an unparalleled commitment to our students and families. Beyond academics, we deeply care about their lives, providing comprehensive support. We celebrate their successes, stand by them during challenges, and remain devoted to nurturing their holistic growth."

–Ms. Yadira Guzman, Principal

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“Coffee with the Principal”

Join Principal Guzman for monthly coffee sessions, where you can share your thoughts, build connections, and contribute to our school community's growth. 

Where Bilingual Excellence Thrives!

At Whittier we are a diverse community of educators committed to nurturing well-rounded, confident, and globally minded individuals who are prepared for success in a diverse and interconnected world.

Want to Know More?

Learn more about our Mission, Vision, and Core Values.