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Elementary: Spanish Dual Immersion Program

Whittier Elementary

Learning to a whole new level

Students will have the following opportunities:

  • Greater understanding, tolerance and respect for other languages and cultures
  • Seal of Bi-literacy upon high school graduation
  • An increase of cognitive ability such as divergent thinking, concept formation, verbal abilities, listening skills and general reasoning
  • Ability to compete in a global economy by enhancing job opportunities
  • Improvement of one's understanding of his/her native language
  • Improved standardized testing and SAT/ACT scores
  • Enhanced memory

Enrichment Offerings

Whittier Elementary School provides an emphasis on creating stimulating learning experiences that promote and encourage the acquisition of literacy and mathematics skills in tandem with critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We also offer:

  • Music, Choir and Strings Ensemble
  • Updated school library
  • Special programs and services including:
    • Academic Support & Response to Intervention Teachers
    • Resource Specialist Program
    • Speech and Language Services
    • Psychological Services
    • Bilingual School Community Facilitator
  • After-school programs including:
    • Project Kids Connect
    • City of Costa Mesa “ROCKS” recreation program
    • Girls’ Inc. Literacy Program
  • Whittier P.R.I.D.E. Character Education
  • Parent training classes including:
    • Partners in Print
    • School Smarts Parent Academy
  • Involved and supportive parents and PTA
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Whittier Elementary

1800 Whittier Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 515-6990
Whittier Elementary Website

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do I have to reside within Newport-Mesa attendance area to apply?
    Yes. Enrollment is limited to students who reside within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s attendance boundaries.
  • Do I need to live within the Whittier attendance zone?No. Enrollment is open district-wide.
  • Is there a benefit to having my child’s application completed on the first day of enrollment?
    No. All applications are date stamped to verify that they were submitted during the open enrollment period. All applications submitted during enrollment have an equal chance.
  • Can parents get a tentative approval if they have to pay private school tuition prior to the notification date?
    No. Tentative approvals are not given.