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Broadoaks School

Located on the Whittier College campus, The Broadoaks Children's School is a private, non-profit demonstration school that includes before- and after-school care, and a variety of co-curricular activities, including sports, technology, chess, cooking gardening, advanced learners, and student leadership. It is one of the oldest and most widely respected demonstration schools in the country. Its purpose is to provide programs for children and their families as a model for students in education, social work, psychology, medicine and other related fields. The students enrolled at The Broadoaks Children's School reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the Whittier community. The school also serves children with a variety of special needs, including learning disabilities, behavior disorders, high-risk family situations, and other challenges to learning and development. In addition, the school operates a Summer Academy program for students aged pre-school through eighth grade.

Importantly, Broadoaks serves as a learning laboratory for Whittier College faculty and students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students from courses in a number of disciplines complete various class assignments based on their work directly with Broadoaks students - everything from classroom observation, to participation in instructional planning and evaluation, to teaching lessons under the supervision of Broadoaks' mentor teachers. Additionally, work opportunities in conjunction with academic study are also available for eligible Whittier College students, including undergraduate teaching fellowships and work in child advocacy.

Learn more about The Broadoaks Children’s School.

Department News

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    The Egypt Game
    Whittier College alumna and Newbery Award recipient, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, who captivated two generations of children and young adults authoring... More
  • Friday, September 26, 2014
    Whittier students and children participate in FIfth Dimension program
    The Fifth Dimension, a program delivered by a team of 13 Whittier College students and the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier (BGCW) was recently... More
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Tuesday, September 22, 2014 The Broadoaks Children's School celebrated the International Day of Peace on the Whittier College campus on September 22... More

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