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why west sound academy?

Through our International Baccalaureate curriculum, West Sound Academy provides an engaging educational journey where students can ignite their unique spark and learn to use it to make a positive impact in the world.

Located in the community of Poulsbo, our school environment encourages students to grow and discover their passions as they prepare for college and beyond.

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Curated Educational Experiences

Harnessing your student’s unique abilities

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Access & Opportunity

Creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment

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Engaged Community

Providing the support your student needs to succeed

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Developing Impactful Individuals

Equipping our students to be stewards and citizens of the world


what is IB?

International Baccalaureate is a worldwide community of schools with a shared mission to empower young people with the values, knowledge, and skills to create a better and more peaceful world.

west sound academy by the numbers

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in college scholarships awarded for class of 2024
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Learn more about the college success of the Class of 2024 →

Accepted at 39 colleges and universities and awarded $3.4 million in scholarships and grants.

Espen Swanson

"My time at WSA has been a solid foundation to stand on, both academically and personally. WSA allowed me the flexibility to explore my passions while maintaining a high level of academic rigor, and both of these aspects of my education have opened the door to the amazing opportunities I’ve had in college and my career."

Espen Swanson

WSA Class of 2017
Holly Hunter

"West Sound Academy prepared me for college. Academically, I felt that I came in much more prepared than some of my peers. I had a much better understanding of how to create college-level work and manage my time. But the real game-changer, in my experience, was the maturity and worldliness that I gained as a result of attending WSA. I went into college as a confident student who already had an idea of what I wanted to do. I was able to make connections and thrive in a way that I would not have without the support I received at WSA."

Hailey Hunter

WSA Class of 2015
Guija Gao

"WSA has a diverse, embracing, and caring environment, teaching me how to engage with the world, with others, and with myself with a critical and empathetic mind. WSA takes care of each student and guides me to find and explore my interests. Academically, we can pick classes customized to our needs and have mindful advisors and teachers giving helpful suggestions along the way. In WSA, I also learned to improve my leadership skills, public speaking confidence, and time management ability. Overall, WSA is full of opportunities and helps prepare comprehensively for my later life."

Gujia Gao

WSA Class of 2021
Alena Pulhug

"Going to West Sound and completing the IB program gave me the skills necessary to succeed in university. From the research skills that students begin developing as early as middle school to all of the electives which encourage students to step outside of their comfort zones, the teachers at WSA provided me with opportunities to grow in my academic confidence to the point where all university assignments seem manageable. With the support of my teachers both in class and in the college application process, I was able to get a full tuition scholarship to the college of my choice."

Alena Pulhug

WSA Class of 2019