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Announcing! College destinations for the Class of 2020
Announcing! College destinations for the Class of 2020

By Susan Trower. West Sound Academy seniors came back to campus on May 12 - not all at once, of course, but on a staggered schedule so they could maintain social distancing requirements.  Barrie Hillman, WSA Head of School, met each soon-to-be-graduate at the door of...

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Why IB at WSA?
Why IB at WSA?

By Alayna Garvin. At WSA, we strive to prepare learners for the world beyond our classrooms. At all grade levels, we encourage students to improve their thinking, research, social, and communication skills. We want them to get to know their strengths, challenge...

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Open yourself up to be ready to learn…
Open yourself up to be ready to learn…

By Lisa Gsellman On Thursday, December 19th, West Sound Academy Alumni from the Classes of 2018 and 2019 joined our current juniors and seniors for an informal talk on what to expect with their future college life. It is such a joy having them return to us on their...

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Lean Into the Light
Lean Into the Light

By Barrie Hillman. Last week, I had the great privilege of attending the annual TEDWomen conference in Palm Springs. My first intention in going was to help support WSA’s work to host our own TEDx conference this spring, but as soon as I stepped foot into the theater,...

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Financial Aid is giving way to Sliding Scale
Financial Aid is giving way to Sliding Scale

By Barrie Hillman. In every professional development opportunity I have participated in over the last two years, the prevailing message has been about innovation and implementing progressive ideas in the education world.  Change is always intimidating, especially in...

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