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Thank you for your interest in Carden Whittier School.



Admission to Carden School is based upon a student interview and testing. Applications are available upon request and may be returned in person or by mail. An appointment for the interview and testing may be made in the office. For further information regarding school admissions please contact the office at 562-694-1879.

Day Care

Extended day care is available for pre-school - 8th grade before school, starting at 7:00 am and after school until 6:00 pm for an additional fee. Day care students, 1st grade - 8th grade may use the after-school study hall.

Extracurricular Activities

We offer Spanish Club, Dance, Music, Sports, Choir, Speech & Debate, Mock Trial, Chess, Science, Cotillion and Robotics.


Teachers at Carden School Whittier are highly trained in the Carden Method. Each year our teachers attend special courses, conducted by the Carden Educational Foundation, in the presentation of the Carden Method. Additionally, teachers receive in-house training on a continual basis.

Hot Lunch Program

Hot lunches, which a caterer serves fresh each day, are available. Milk may also be purchased.


Preschool 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Kindergarten 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Grades 1-3 8:30 am – 2:50 pm
Grades 4-5 8:00 am – 2:50 pm
Grades 6-8 8:00 am – 3:00 pm