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July 30, 2020

Whittle School & Studios Conversations on the Future of Education Series - New Episodes

Over the past year, Chris Riback and Whittle founding team member Jules Coleman have engaged in a series of stimulating conversations with…
June 23, 2020

Making an Impact on Sustainability through Art

Earth Day 2020. Whittle School & Studios, a global school with campuses in Washington, DC and Shenzhen, China, engaged students, 1st-…
June 5, 2020

Storytelling in the COVID-19 Era

Over the past six weeks, Upper School students in the Storytelling in the COVID-19 Era course have explored how COVID-19 has changed their…
May 13, 2020

Design for Play: A Creative Arts & Design Project

Creative Arts and Design Teacher, Maria Burke, created the “Design for Play” project for our DC Campus K – 5th graders. The project was…
May 12, 2020

Whittle School & Studios Conversations on the Future of Education Series

Over the past year, Chris Riback and I have engaged in a series of stimulating conversations with leading educators from around the world…
April 24, 2020

New Blog Series: Whittle Online

Curious about Whittle's transition to online learning? Get a peek inside the virtual classroom and visit our…
March 9, 2020

Social-Emotional Learning in the Lower School

At Whittle, we take the view that addressing the needs of the whole student is part of the concerted effort in attaining desired outcomes…
March 5, 2020

Immersive Language Study in Our Early Learning Center

Immersive language study is an essential part of the Early Learning curriculum at Whittle. Recently, our Kindergarten class has been using…
March 3, 2020

Interview with 10th Grade Boarding Student, Douglas Boateng

  Q: Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What is your background? A: I'm Douglas Boateng and I'm from Ghana. I'm a 10th grader…
February 21, 2020

Re-Imagining Education: Climate Justice

  Middle School Humanities and Math Teacher, Lesley Younge was recently featured on the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss her work teaching…
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…