Founded in 1883, Whittier has a long history of providing a quality education for the children of Northeast Denver. The school was named for the abolitionist poet John Greenleaf Whittier who argued for the end of slavery in the United States prior to the end of the civil war.

In recent history, Whittier became a K-8 school in 2008 and produced its first graduating class in 2009.  We are proud of these graduates who have displayed the excellence of their Whittier education in the high schools they have attended.

Whittier provides an innovative and rigorous instructional program that explicitly targets state standards and implements best practices based on research.  The goal at Whittier is to prepare students for the academic rigor necessary for future employment opportunities requiring a college education.

We are a diverse community of students and staff, and we welcome all students to experience the Whittier way.