It's "What's next?" that counts

High school graduation isn't the end - it's just the beginning.

That's what almost every graduation speaker at every high school in the country says in their speech, in one way or another, because it's true.

While it is a great accomplishment, and probably the greatest accomplishment of a student's early life, it is just the beginning of "what's next".

For our students, "what's next" takes many forms - college, work, trade schools, military, and more.

We are proud to say that the "Whittier Way" provides our students with more choices than a traditional high school, and prepares them to succeed at all of them.

As you can see in the attached graphic, approximately 71% of our students go on to 2 or 4 year colleges, both public and private, while about 22% go straight to work. Some leave Whittier to work for a year, saving up money to go on to college the following year.

In addition, our students go to some of the best colleges in the country - we've included a list of post-secondary schools our students chose as "what's next" for the past 3 years.

  • Alfred State (SUNY)
  • American International College
  • Anna Maria College
  • Barry University
  • Bay State College
  • Becker College
  • Bentley University
  • Berklee School of Music
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • California College of Music
  • College of Central Florida
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Dean College
  • Dickinson College
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Great Bay Community College
  • Husson University
  • Job Corps
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Lasell College
  • Lesley University
  • Loyola University
  • Lyndon State University
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • MassBay Community College
  • Merrimack College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Montserrat College of Art
  • Mount Ida College
  • Nashua Community College
  • Newbury College
  • New England College
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Nichols College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • Norwich University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Ohio Technical College
  • Pace University
  • Plymouth State University
  • Regis College
  • Rivier University
  • Roger Williams University
  • St. Anselm College
  • Salem State University
  • Simmons College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Springfield College
  • Stevenson University
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Alfred State College
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • UMASS Amherst
  • UMASS Amherst Isenburg School of Management
  • UMASS Boston
  • University of Bridgeport
  • UMASS Dartmouth
  • UMASS Lowell
  • Unity College
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maine Orono
  • University of New England
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New England
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Southern Maine
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Vermont
  • Villanova University
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University

So, "what's next" for you?

IT Dept