West Sound Academy is an independent college preparatory school serving students in grades six through twelve, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in the junior and senior years.

our mission

West Sound Academy is a college preparatory school that graduates accomplished, creative, intellectually curious young adults prepared to contribute responsibly to the world.

our vision

West Sound Academy is a globally recognized International Baccalaureate school that provides an exceptional educational and social experience for youth through a rigorous curriculum and nurturing environment, using fine arts and sciences as innovative catalysts to foster high academic achievement.

our campus

West Sound Academy is located on a wooded, twenty-acre campus overlooking Liberty Bay in Poulsbo, Washington.

The school's four buildings include classrooms, a library, a technology center, two science labs, four teaching studios (art, theatre, dance, and music), an art gallery, and a Commons.

The outdoor setting and the magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound inspire students and staff. Outdoor facilities include an amphitheater, a playfield, a maker playground, and a sports court.

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our students

With our teachers, students acquire skills through inquiry, enjoying direct experiences with curriculum while also finding support for new interests and individual passions. As part of a close-knit community, students develop strong, respectful relationships with teachers and, together, forge a love for life-long learning.

WSA students share curiosity inspired by the desire to learn deeply. The school enrolls between 110 to 120 students each year of which about 15% are international students.

West Sound Academy's domestic students typically come from all parts of the Kitsap Peninsula and Bainbridge Island, as well as from eastern Jefferson County.

our graduates

WSA graduates have experienced a 100% College Acceptance Rate.

College counseling is provided.

WSA graduates, 2018-2022, enrolled at 34 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including:

Central Washington University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Cornish College of the Arts
Gonzaga University
Ithaca College
Linfield University
Maynooth University (Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland)
Montana State University
Northwestern University
Oregon State University
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Parsons School of Design
Pepperdine University
Reed College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada)
Smith College
Stanford University
The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Tufts University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Kansas
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Whitworth University
Willamette University