Greetings from All Around Our Whittle World

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 homes of Whittle campuses. Learn about where we are growing—and why—on our virtual tour of our Whittle World.

In the coming years, Whittle School & Studios will expand to a system of 30+ major campuses in the world’s leading cities. A typical campus will serve 2,500 full-time students, ages 3 to 18, with boarding available for middle and upper school students. Our students will have the opportunity to study across the world, in the city (or cities) of their choice. Whether through a summer program for the whole family or a semester or year abroad, Whittle families are admitted into a global network of schools.

Take a look back on our journey throughout some of the cities within our global network of schools below!    

 

First, we stopped in Paris, France, a city rich in history and perfectly positioned to be a gateway to the cultural diversity of Europe as a whole.

Students at our future Paris campus will have endless opportunities to immerse themselves in the art and culture of the city through both our curriculum and our Paris Center of Excellence.

 

Why Paris?

Paris is filled with learning opportunities, from its 830 libraries (the most in the world!) to its arrondissements. Our Whittle students will never run out of opportunities for adventure in the city, which is as rich in culture as it is in buttery croissants. Imagine picnicking at the Luxembourg Gardens during an Expedition Day of museums—c’est magnifique!

Though the curriculum across Whittle campuses will be the same, our Paris school will have a special program dedicated to the fine arts and curation. What better place is there to study art than the birthplace of impressionism?    

 

Next, we explored Mumbai, India. Home to a future Whittle campus with a Center of Excellence focused on urban challenges, Mumbai—or as some locals still say, “Bombay”—is the most populated city in India and one of the 10 most populated cities in the world.


Gateway of India

Whittle students will be a ferry ride away from the Elephanta Caves: magnificent rock carvings of Hindu and Buddhist figures, reminiscent of the island’s ancient heritage and history.


By Vaikoovery: Own work, CC BY 3.0

Though rich in antiquity, Mumbai’s present profile has plenty to offer its residents. From Bollywood cinema, to cricket on the maidans on the weekends, our students will be immersed in the energy of an ancient city with modern influence.

 

We explored Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the most populated city in North America. Rich in history and famous for being a gathering place of culturally diverse artists, writers, and innovators, the city will offer an especially immersive experience for students studying the Spanish language.


La Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Students at our future Whittle campus in La Ciudad de México will be a short trip away from the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacán, which offer a glimpse into the architecture and culture of Mesoamerican society.


The Avenue of the Dead in Teohuicatán

On one Expedition Day, students might visit a plethora of the city’s art museums, including Casa Azul, the home of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, while on another, they might enjoy a picnic lunch in Chapultepec Park before exploring Chapultepec Castle, which houses Mexico’s National Museum of History.

     

Then, we explored the home of one of our inaugural Whittle School campuses: Shenzhen, China.

 


Whittle School & Studios Shenzhen campus

Regarded as the innovation hub of China, Shenzhen is the perfect home for our Center of Excellence focused on Design and Engineering Innovation.

Located in the vibrant, rapidly growing Qianhai district, our Shenzhen campus will allow students to experience not just the wonders of the city, but the resources of the tech manufacturing world.

In a city that has grown in population from five to 20 million in 20 years, this rapidly burgeoning city is frequently referred to as “the Silicon Valley of China” due to the increase of innovation and technology in the former fishing town. Our students will live among these innovators and participate in the future by witnessing it firsthand.

We look forward to living and learning with our students in this extraordinary city that has so much to offer.    

 

Finally, we explored Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution, and named after George Washington, the District of Columbia has a rich history of influencing change and innovation, thus making it the perfect birthplace to our modern school.

In a city filled with museums and monuments, a plethora of experiences and educational opportunities await our students. Sitting on our very campus is the legendary apple tree that inspired Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity! Having a campus in the United States positions our students in one of the most influential cities in the world. Our Washington students will have the opportunity to research topics of cooperation and diplomacy at the D.C. campus Center of Excellence which focuses on international relations. With same-street neighbors such as the Embassies of Jordan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Ghana and Israel, our students will be well-situated to study global citizenry.

 

Thanks for joining us on our journey. We invite you to learn more about our educational programs, discover opportunities for global boarding at the Whittle School, or attend an upcoming event to get to know our team.