Whittier Friends School
A Quaker School
6726 S. Washington Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
At Whittier Friends School our mission is to provide a quality education for those children who can benefit from and contribute to a program committed to Friends' philosophy, principles and values, such as...
Your child is important to us. Our teachers care about the academic, social and emotional well being of each child.
Small class size allows a close personal relationship to develop between teacher and your child. We feel that the individual attention each child receives enhances scholastic success.
Academic achievement is evaluated using a standardized, nationally recognized test. We have found that our students usually perform at a level above their age group.
Belief in quiet meditation and that God exists in every person are the hallmarks of Quaker philosophy. We have a special reverence for life and feel a responsibility to treat all people with fairness and respect.
A Meeting for Worship is held weekly in the Meeting House. A story is shared which teaches a Quaker value. The children may sing a song to help center down and then the children and staff sit in quiet meditation with the Spirit of God.
The pride of accomplishment is emphasized here. We provide an atmosphere where each child learns at his or her own rate.
Computer instruction helps to prepare our young people for the future. The children get hands-on experience in preparing their own school newspaper, posters and class work.
Critical thinking is emphasized at Whittier Friends School. We were founded upon individualized instruction and hands-on learning. Our children develop critical thinking skills through discussion, use of manipulative materials, and frequent experimentation. We believe that the child's ability to think and solve problems is of vital importance.
We believe a good education includes:
Dedication is the key word for the staff at Whittier Friends School. We are committed to quality in education and work hard to ensure a well-rounded, holistic approach to each child that is enrolled in Whittier Friends School.
Established in 1974, Whittier Friends School is a private school operated under the care of Whittier Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (First Friends Church).