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    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Whittier.aspxhttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/Schoolprofiles/Pages/Whittier.aspx{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The second school built in Boulder, Whittier International was founded in 1882 and is situated in the heart of the city. Whittier is a neighborhood school with an international focus, serving students from more than 20 countries. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, Whittier incorporates the BVSD curriculum, state standards and an internationally recognized academic framework. “Inquiry” is a primary strategy used to integrate higher-order thinking, questioning and application of content knowledge through science and social studies. In addition, students in K-5 are introduced to Spanish as a world language.<br>Sarah Oswick<p><br>Whittier offers a wonderful array of unique programs:<br>    IB/PYP provides all students with an internationally recognized, rigorous course of study including inquiry-based learning, character education, and exposure to Spanish as a world language.<br>    YMCA before and after school care is available on site from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a sliding fee scale.<br>    Three English Language Development teachers provide additional English language instruction for students not yet proficient in academic English.<br>    A Talent and Gifted educational advisor identifies gifted children and helps teachers provide individualized plans of instruction to challenge them.<br>    Literacy teachers  provide Leveled Literacy Intervention or Reading Recovery as targeted, small-group or individual reading instruction to students who need specialized instruction.<br>    Two Special Education teachers work with identified students to support classroom content and strategies instruction.<br>    Instrumental music is open to any fifth-grade student who wishes to learn to play an instrument.<br>    A school district social worker, district-funded counselors, and FRS therapist facilitate in-class discussions as well as small group and individual sessions related to student needs.<br>    Three computer labs ensure all students access and training in the use of technology.<br>    Physical education, music and art programs enhance students’ abilities to express themselves in diverse ways. The arts are seen as essential to child development.<br>    As a Family Resource School (FRS), Whittier supports the needs of families through an FRS Family Outreach Coordinator and our FRS therapist.<br><br>Special Programs and Opportunities<br>In addition to our curricular programs, Whittier International students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of other enrichment opportunities:<br>    Whittier Historians<br>    Hand Bell Choir<br>    Vocal Choir<br>    Jump Rope for Heart<br>    Action Fair<br>    Fifth Grade Basketball<br>    Spanish Language Classes<br>    Art Classes<br>    Crochet Club<br>    Homework Club<br>    Running Club<br>    Fifth Grade Outdoor Education<br>    Spanish<br>    Tai Kwon Do<br>    Acting<br>    Yoga<br>    Hip Hop<br>    And others…..<br></p>​Whittier International’s civically-engaged people improve the world through intercultural understanding and respect. We all cultivate our unique abilities to discover and pursue our dreams.<br><br>​Our school provides an international perspective and a creative, inquiry-based approach to learning. Through collaborative partnerships, we inspire and empower reflective, action-oriented, lifelong learners.<br>​

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