Welcome!

We are delighted to welcome you to Whittle School & Studios, Washington, D.C. With many decades of combined experience in school leadership, we know how important your choice of a school is to you, your child, and your family. That’s one of the reasons we’re pleased you’re on our site.

At the core of Whittle School & Studios is a commitment to transformation and inspiration—transformation and inspiration of young minds; transformation and inspiration of what “school” can be.

Fundamental to the program at Whittle is a belief in the innate curiosity, goodness, and desire for purpose in children and students of all ages. We cultivate these qualities through a rich and dynamic program.

We believe and are committed to “global education” with local roots: global in experience and perspective (hence immersion with our youngest students and study abroad with older ones); local to develop genuine capacity of empathy and action.

In Washington, D.C., we are especially excited to be using one of the world’s most amazing and interesting cities as an extension of our campus. Our City Core program takes students into the city to dive into some of our planet’s most pressing problems. Our Center of Excellence on International Cooperation asks them to build not only group skills but also skills of personal presentation, developing fluency and competency in old and new media modalities.

For all the exciting program opportunities at Whittle, our most important focus is the personal learning path of each individual student. In the words of our founder Chris Whittle, we are most excited to encourage each young person on the “unique adventure of their lives.”

We invite you to explore our programs and hope to meet you soon.

Rebecca and Dennis

Rebecca Upham, Executive Chairwoman, D.C. Campus

Dennis Bisgaard, Head of School, D.C. Campus