Welcome to Kendall-Whittier Elementary School!
At Kendall-Whittier Elementary School, families, educators, community members, and students join together for student success. We depend on our partners in education to thrive, and we are proud to be a Growing Together school. Through the support of this organization, we are able to provide opportunities our students wouldn't otherwise have and show them the value of being in a community.
Students have two different forms of expanded learning opportunities. Harmony Project El Sistema serves approximately 100 students with music lessons taught by Tulsa Symphony Orchestra members for pre-K through fifth grade students, Monday-Friday from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Students may select from a variety of stringed instruments, choir, and ballet. As part of the program, students also participate in tutoring and/or instructional support. Tiger Clubs is offered once per semester for 8-10 weeks to those students who are not in Harmony Project but would like to experience 1 to 2 day a week club opportunities that range from Bike Club, Chess Club, Arts and Crafts, Zoo 2 U, STEM Club, and more.
STRONG PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Representatives from partner companies meet with the Kendall-Whittier staff three times per year and support our academic endeavors by providing teacher supplies, gifts and holiday packages for students and their families. Our partners also make it possible to host monthly family night events, such as literacy night, STEAM night, dances and our annual fall carnival. In addition, we have a faithful group of volunteers who participate in Reading Partners, which provides one-to-one literacy tutoring for our scholars.
TWO-WAY DUAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL
This year, we continue our transition to a two-way dual language program where students have the opportunity to leave Kendall-Whittier being literate in both English and Spanish. Students will build fluency in both languages through their daily interactions with peers and teachers. Click here for more information.