Carnegie Schools Whittier

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About Carnegie Schools

Our Mission

We are a Christ-centered college preparatory school that celebrates the whole student by preparing hearts and minds to reflect God’s glory through academics, the arts, athletics and Christian service.


Our Vision

A community where Jesus is magnified, people are dignified, and freedom in Christ is exercised.



Our Core Values

Safety…Taking every measure to ensure the physical health and well-being of each member of our community. Creating a culture where it is safe to express oneself honestly, where every person is valued and every opinion is respected.


Excellence…Will be sought in all outcomes and employed in every process. The nature, character, and works of God are excellent, so we should reflect that excellence in all we do.


Exploration…A process of discovery through researching and investigating every aspect of a subject to maximize learning and to uncover truth.


Innovation…Creatively thinking outside of the box that results in new paradigms, approaches, or technologies. The flexibility to adapt and change to meet new challenges and arrive at new solutions.


Transformation…The application of knowledge and wisdom to produce growth and change in self and in the world around us. Ultimately, the transforming power of God at work in the lives of Christ-followers and in the world they touch and impact for Christ.


Authenticity…Being true to ourselves, being real with others, coming clean with God. Transparency in communication at every level.


Community…Fostering a Christ-centered culture and environment that values every individual, celebrates multiculturalism, and works together to achieve common goals.

Freedom in Christ…To be the individual God created you to be, to express your faith via your own tradition and conscience, and to share your ideas without fear of judgment or condemnation.


Responsibility…The “ability” to “respond” appropriately in every situation. Being accountable to God and each other.


Love…To conduct ourselves with deep care and compassion for all. Putting our faith into action in meaningful ways. Being slow to anger and abounding in mercy (Psalm 103:8). Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you (Luke 6:31). Loving your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 19:19).



Philosophy of Biblical Authority

School policy is guided by Biblical truths and precepts, in order to keep our school in a position of submission and obedience to God, and to underscore the school’s commitment to Christ, His Word, and His kingdom.  .

Academic and Educational Affiliations

Carnegie Whittier High School is fully accredited 9–12 (five year term) by AdvancEd. AdvancED is responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, and schools throughout the United States.  AdvancEd ensures that Carnegie Whittier High School’s comprehensive program of study meets the rigorous standards of both the academic community and the community of faith.


Carnegie Whittier High School is a charter member of AdvancED.  AdvancEd is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and internationally.  AdvancED was formed in 2006 by the consolidation of the pre-college divisions of two of the U.S. regional accreditation organizations: the Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA CASI), and the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI).  In 2012 the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) joined AdvancED.  AdvancED reported that it served more than 30,000 institutions.