The journey begins here.
West Sound Academy faculty design and carry out a curriculum that inspires inquiry, creativity, accountability, and the application of new learning in real-world situations
All teachers at West Sound Academy are skilled at meeting students where they are, identifying their individual needs, and encouraging learning and growth. Students enrolling from different programs at any grade level are given the foundational skills they will need in future West Sound courses and life.
West Sound Academy students work to build problem-solving and study skills through in-depth research, close reading of a variety of texts, and academic writing. Course offerings within each grade level and across the grades are designed to enhance the depth of content and cohesion of the well-rounded college preparatory curriculum available at the school.
the ib learner profile
The IB Learner Profile consists of ten traits that inspire all school community members to learn to respect themselves, others, and the world around them. West Sound Academy works to design an experience for students that enables them to develop and demonstrate these attributes in all aspects of their lives.
As West Sound Academy Learners, we strive to be:
Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, Reflective.
the learner’s journey
Middle School at West Sound Academy addresses the need for exploration while simultaneously providing a respectful, supportive, and inclusive environment. The Middle School course of study presents an important body of knowledge in a variety of modes of inquiry that foster learning and enhance understanding.
The Middle School program aims to educate the whole child by weaving skill building in self-management and social and emotional awareness throughout the curriculum.
Upper School at West Sound Academy focuses on helping students achieve their goals for life after high school by graduating intellectually curious young adults prepared to contribute responsibly to the world. Students in this college preparatory program participate in engaging discussions and lessons that inspire creativity and critical thinking.
Upper School students are encouraged to expand upon their social, emotional, and intellectual growth so that the whole individual is allowed to flourish and thrive. West Sound Academy offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme coursework in the junior and senior years. All 11th and 12th-grade students take IB courses.
Students have the option of completing the full diploma as a Diploma Candidate or participating in the Diploma requirements in some of the courses as Diploma Course Students. Students may also choose not to participate in any of the external assessments of the IB program.