A message from Mrs. Okyere

Dear Whittier Students, Parents & Community;

Welcome to Whittier School where we set high expectations for every prekindergarten through grade eight student and believe that education provides students the opportunity to unlock the doors of their future.

Located in downtown Phoenix on 16th Street between Thomas Road and McDowell Avenue, our school is listed on the National Historic Register and is also undergoing a major remodel to build a state-of-the-art media center, as well as science classrooms.

We are proud to be a Performing Plus School as defined by the Arizona Department of Education. We encourage you to join our school community and take part in our numerous programs that focus on core academics, as well as numerous programs to develop the whole child even beyond the rigors of reading, language arts, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. For a preview of our programs, please review them under the section titled “programs” on this website.

As the school interim principal, I invite you to visit our school or schedule a tour if you are new to our community. My door is always open to parents, students and anyone interested in learning more about Whittier School.

Welcome to Whittier!

Mrs. Clare R. Okyere
Whittier School Principal


Whittier Information

8th grade

Whittier School
2000 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Office: (602) 257-3925
Nurse: 602-257-3813
Fax: 602-257-3924



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  • End: 4:00 pm


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  • End: 3:30 pm
  • Early Dismissal: 1:35 pm


  • Start: 9:00 am
  • End: 1:30 pm
  • Early Dismissal: 12:00 pm