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Walt Whitman Elementary School is located in north Clairemont, a quiet neighborhood of single family homes and apartments near the Clairemont Square Shopping Center. Our school provides a happy, safe, nurturing, artistic, and academically challenging environment for children. Whitman is known for its academic excellence, as well as its enhanced art and music programs. Our mission is to improve student achievement by supporting teaching and learning in the classroom and to prepare them for success in an ever changing academic, professional, and technological world.

Whitman Elementary School is an exciting place of learning. STEAM, Science, Technology,Engineering, Art, Math is our focus.  We are molding leaders of the future! The combination of superior STEM education combined with Arts education (STEAM) provides us with a rich and varied education system, setting up Whitman Cougars for success.

A lot of hard work has been invested in helping our students reach their potential, no matter what challenges they face. That dedication creates a climate of collegiality. People give above and beyond here. Our expectation is that every student will grow socially and academically in order to be prepared to continue their growth upon leaving Whitman.

The arts thrive at Whitman. Every student is exposed to units of music, visual arts, theater and dance, taught by professional experts in those fields and their classroom teachers. Students take multiple field trips and enjoy assemblies each year.

Whitman cares about physical fitness. Students also sponsor and participate in a yearly jog-a-thon and have use those funds to purchase P.E equipment and a program which will track the number of laps they run during the morning run club.

Knowing that students must be good citizens in order to be productive and enjoy freedoms in our society, Whitman works diligently to ensure students understand acceptable norms of behavior.

The Whitman Way is

I will be safe. I will be responsible. I will be respectful. I will be kind. And, my character counts!

Whitman has been in existence over 50 years and in that time, it has established itself as a strong community school where staff and families work together for the good of its children. Come and check out Whitman. Tours are given Tuesdays at 10:30 am. If you would like to schedule a tour, call Diana, the enrollment clerk at 858-935-2900, or email her at ddelgadillo@sandi.net. Whitman is a fun place to learn!

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