Whatcom Intergenerational High School
A tuition free public charter high school
serving Whatcom County
Phenomenon Based Learning
Students co-create their classroom experience, enabling them to pursue their passions, think critically, solve problems, and be creative. This approach helps them develop a strong sense of individual and community culture while exploring real-world skills.
Expanding worldviews and fostering better thinkers. Students are taught to understand that no text is neutral – bias is in everything. Critical Literacy is the ability to spot these biases and see the power dynamics in books, social media, music, art, news, and other resources.
Creating safe spaces for generations to come together and share their wisdom, skills, and knowledge. We value our elders and all the life experience they bring. Community elders provide education, support, and connection for students, both in and out of the classroom.
We incorporate the First Peoples Principles of Learning as a way of broadening perspectives and embracing many ways of knowing. By practicing these principles we are able to foster student growth that supports the self, family, elders, community and the land.
SAVE THE DATE!
Join us for a celebration of WIHS and all the amazing work our students have done this academic year!
Satuday June 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Zuanich Park, Bellingham
Mission & Vision
Whatcom Intergenerational High School envisions learning designed with students and supported by elders. We see this generating deep inquiry skills, thoughtful interactions, and critical consciousness, ensuring every young person is prepared for college and able to contribute to a more just and sustainable world.