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Chris Whittle

Chairman and C.E.O.

Chris is an entrepreneur with four decades of leadership experience in the fields of education and media. He conceived of and founded Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning) in 1992 with Benno Schmidt. Edison has been instrumental in establishing the charter-school movement and has served 450,000 students on three continents.

Whittle School & Studios provides children with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in our modern world

We believe that education is stuck in the past, and that a dramatic modernization is long overdue. As the first global school network, we’re challenging traditional schooling methods and creating a better, more connected world.

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We believe our world is in need of pioneering thought in the field of education.

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Please join us to learn more about our program and meet our exceptional team.

  • Whittle Readers: Michelle Nelson-Schmidt10-12:30pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Whittle School & Studios Information Center, Mazza Gallerie
    Washington DC
    Please join us as we welcome author and illustrator Michelle Nelson-Schmidt! Michelle is the author of many children’s books, including […]
  • Parent Information Event: Curriculum Spotlight6-7:30pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Whittle School & Studios Information Center, Mazza Gallerie
    Washington DC
    Please join us for a presentation on Whittle School & Studios followed by Q&A. The event will begin with a […]
  • Whittle’s Approach to Wellness6-7:30pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Whittle School & Studios Information Center, Mazza Gallerie
    Washington DC
    Please join us to learn more about Whittle’s approach to wellness. Our educators will provide deep insights into our philosophy […]

Global Advisory Board

Our Global Advisory Board provides us advice on both education and our overall strategy. Our Directors are drawn from 8 countries and from fields as diverse as architecture, education, technology, medicine, and athletics.

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Benno Schmidt

Global Advisory Board, Co-Chair

Benno Schmidt is among the world’s leading innovators in education. He has served as president of Yale University, dean of Columbia Law School, and C.E.O. and chairman of Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning). More recently, he co-founded Avenues: The World School, in Manhattan.

Jean Liu

Global Advisory Board, Co-Chair

Jean Liu serves as president of Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest ride-sharing company.

Clarissa Farr

Global Advisory Board

Clarissa Farr was high mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School in London, one of the U.K.’s leading secondary schools.

Daniel Vasella

Global Advisory Board

Dr. Daniel Vasella served as C.E.O. of Novartis, Europe's largest pharmaceutical company, from 1996 until 2010.

Kwame Appiah, Ph.D.

Global Advisory Board

Kwame Appiah is a professor of philosophy and law at New York University, where he teaches in global centers around the world.

Pheroza Godrej

Global Advisory Board

Pheroza Godrej is an art historian, environmentalist, author, and renowned curator.

Renzo Piano

"We want the architecture itself to teach tolerance and collaboration to its students, who will then go out and create a better world."


Open & Connected

We make it a priority to connect and engage with the surrounding communities at all of our campuses


A Place for Creativity

Whittle School & Studios workshop facilities encourage interdisciplinary, hands-on learning


Built for Learning

Our classrooms are bright, flexible learning environments that can transform to support a variety of activities

In the fall of 2019, our first two campuses will open in Washington, D.C., and Shenzhen, China. Each campus will serve approximately 2,500 students and will feature spaces for modern learning, including areas for project-based learning, online learning, labs, global communications, and common areas.

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