WISE is a unique program to Whittier and offers unique experience to our students.  While planning classes, we try to bring as many local teachers and programs into WISE as possible because Oak Park is a tremendous community, full of individuals who can share their experiences and talents with your children.


We especially love our classes taught by our Whittier staff and Whittier parents.


NOTE:  For the 2021/2022 session we are focused on the opportunity to open WISE for the Winter Session. 



In order to make WISE program work, we rely on the support of parent volunteers who help us run the day-to-day attendance and dismissal of our classes.  Thank you to all our past and present parent volunteers, as WISE could not run without you!


Prior to WISE registration we will send out recruitment emails for volunteers to help take attendance, supervise students before classes start, or help dismiss them when classes end.   The Bonus? Attendance volunteers will receive $50 off of one class!   The refund is  given after registration ends.   Email wise@whittierpto.org with questions. 



  • After the dismissal bell, your child will report to the auditorium, where attendance will be taken and children will receive a nut-free snack.
  • Instructors will escort your child to the front office of the school at the end of WISE. Parents/guardians should pick up their children PROMPTLY at 4:15 pm.
  • If your child will be absent, please mention WISE when you call the school office, so that we are alerted. We take your children's safety very seriously, and we must account for every child. 


Registration for WISE is online through the Whittier PTO website here.  In order to access the registration you must have an account created and logged into the website.  You can create your account at anytime here or clicking LOGIN on the menu.  


Registration is typically available for one week and we send out plenty of announcements beforehand that covers the registration process, class availability and description.  Please ensure that the Whittier PTO emails are flagged as safe so you don't miss out! 


Payment is typically through Paypal as it's an easy, secure way for the PTO to manage payment.  


If you will have difficulty getting internet access during the registration period or can not use Paypal, please email wise@whittierpto.org or call the Whittier office at 708-524-3080 for special accommodations.


You will receive registration confirmation once we have finalized registration. No registrations will be accepted after the session has begun, and no refunds will be issued after the second class. 


Registration is currently closed



The PTO will continue to offer need-based scholarships to those who qualify (maximum one course per child). Check the box on the registration form to request. Scholarships, like all WISE classes, are first-come, first-served. No scholarship requests will be accepted after Wednesday, December 18.

WISE Courses

WISE Course Descriptions

WISE classes cover a variety of areas and interests.  Our goal is to offer areas that kids may be interested including in the arts, academics, STEM and athletics.  Each semester we bring back our most popular classes and bring forward new options.  We are always looking for new ideas! 


WISE Instructors

Wise Instructors for Winter 2020

The PTO is happy to offer WISE (Whittier IS Enriched), which is a 100% volunteer-run, fee-based, after-school enrichment program a