Welcome to Whitman!
At Walt Whitman Elementary, we provide a quality learning experience for every student, every day, without exception. With our amazing teachers, parents, and community working together, we ensure that all our students are capable of success.
We offer a wide array of extracurricular enrichments during non-school hours. We provide dinner for participating students and then host a number of clubs like, cooking club, sports club, debate club, and pom. This program helps our students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math, through creative approaches to learning. We also offer literacy training to the families of our students.
Focus on the whole child
We are one of five recipients of the Wallace Foundation's Social/Emotional Learning Grant, aimed at supporting the development of children's cognitive, interpersonal, and character-building skills through an improved curriculum. Creating high-quality learning experiences means educating the whole child by meeting his or her social, emotional, and academic needs. With strong social and emotional skills, our students will be able to set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Science Explorers is an innovative, hands-on science company dedicated to providing an opportunity for children ages 4-11 to become engaged in the wonders of science. At Whitman, Science Explorers engages students through an interactive, hands-on format. Students have the opportunity to conduct experiments like dissecting sharks, creating slime, examining a human heart, and launching a rocket. Whitman has been able to enjoy this amazing experience through a generous grant from Ametek.