Blog

January 27, 2020

Studying Revolution and Paradigm Shifts in Upper School

During their current project cycle, the 9th Grade is exploring the themes of revolution and paradigm shifts. To be able to make sense of…
January 23, 2020

Middle School Creative Arts & Design with Visiting Artist, Helen Zughaib

Visiting Artist, Helen Zughaib, inspired Middle School students to reflect on themes of heroism and migration during a recent series of…
January 22, 2020

MLK Day of Service

On Martin Luther King Day, 7 Upper School Students and Mr. Stites made their way to Carter Barron to help clean up the park. This year,…
January 21, 2020

Project-Based Learning in Lower School

Recently students in our Lower School have been completing a “pet project”. As a part of our interdisciplinary approach, students have…
January 16, 2020

Early Learning in the City

We believe that one of our most important learning resources is the city of Washington, DC. Dynamic and powerful experiences in the city…
December 2, 2019

A Peek Inside Our Whittle World: An Upper School Whittle X-Day in Action

No matter how engaging a teacher or lesson plan may be, learning will always be more meaningful, and therefore “stickier,” when experienced…
November 20, 2019

A Peek Inside Our Whittle World: The Me and Us Museums, A Project-Based Learning Approach in Middle School

At Whittle, we believe deeply in a personalized, interdisciplinary, and project-based approach to education. In our Middle School, we…
November 18, 2019

A Peek Inside Our Whittle World: Lower School Experiential Learning at Hard Bargain Farm

Whittle School & Studios’ 5th Grade students have embarked on a year-long study around the concept of growth – growth of living…
November 14, 2019

A Peek Inside Our Whittle World: Early Learning Center Adventures

American Philosopher and education reformer John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” At…
November 12, 2019

First-Ever Whittle Student Council Elected

Our Whittle Upper School students cast their votes on November 5, 2019 in Whittle’s first-ever student council elections! Twelve upper…
October 1, 2019

Students Tackle UN Sustainable Development Goals with Real Life Solutions

Before Whittle School & Studios even opened its doors last month, 21 pioneering students in grades 7-10 joined the first-ever DC Center…
May 28, 2019 Faculty Spotlight, Education

Faculty Spotlight: Githa Natarajan

Githa Natarajan is committed to educating students, colleagues, families, and the community by establishing strong connections.  She was…
May 13, 2019 Education, Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Minfang Zou Maguire

Minfang is also known as Zou lao shi (“Teacher Zou”) to students. She is a native Chinese speaker who grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. After…
April 29, 2019 Education, Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Heather Blake

Born in St. Clair, Michigan, Heather Blake comes to Whittle School & Studios after serving as Gifted Coach at Discovery Elementary. In…
April 23, 2019 Education, Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Armando Batista

Armando Batista was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York, the proud son of Dominican immigrants. He is a writer, performing…
April 17, 2019 Education, Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Jenna Murdock

Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, into a military family, Jenna Murdock started teaching at an early age as the oldest child amongst…
April 16, 2019 Education, Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Bala Selvakumar

Growing up in Chennai (formerly Madras), a coastal city in southeastern India, Bala Selvakumar was exposed to many cultures. He initially…
March 15, 2019 Education, Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Susanna Stossel

As the head of lower school at our Washington, D.C. campus, Susanna Stossel believes strongly in the power of personalized and and project-…
March 1, 2019 Education, Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Greyson Mann

One of our favorite aspects of working for a global school, is the passionate people we are lucky to call our team. Meet Greyson Mann,…
February 14, 2019 Education, Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Katarina Slobodova

At the Whittle School, each member of our team is passionate about engaging students in modern, global education, and Katarina Slobodova,…