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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,…
January 15, 2019 Education, Leadership

Connecting Content and Context: Whittle's Approach to STEM Learning

By Page Stites, Founding Faculty Member   I recently had the pleasure of taking a long car ride with four elementary school students, two…
January 14, 2019 Education, Leadership

Greetings from All Around Our Whittle World

As we journey into 2019, our team is embarking on a virtual journey across the globe to visit the remarkable cities that will be the future…
December 6, 2018 Education, Leadership

Sustainability and Student Performance Build a Modern School

By Peter Brown, Global Head of Design At Whittle School and Studios, we believe that schooling is the experience students have every…
November 13, 2018 Education, Leadership

Old School, New School: The Modern Skill Sets Students Need

By Mary Lisa Geppert (Senior Advisor), Ara Brown (Head of Upper School, D.C. campus) and Stephanie Fitzgerald (Head of Early Learning…
October 18, 2018 Education, Leadership

See, Think, Wonder: Whittle's Summer Adventure Program

By Jacklyn White, Founding Faculty member and Summer Program co-leader The American philosopher and educator John Dewey once said, “…
August 24, 2018 Education, Leadership

The Wonders of a Whittle Education

By Nick Dirks, Vice Chairman & Chancellor   What makes a school? In our minds, a school is a place that empowers children to learn…