An International Baccalaureate World School for Grades 6-12

An International Baccalaureate World School for Grades 6-12


The Journey Begins Here

WSA faculty design and present curriculum that inspires inquiry, creativity, accountability and application of new learning in real-world situations. Students come from many different academic programs and can apply to enroll at West Sound Academy in grades 6-11 where there is space. We do not enroll new students to 12th grade.

Mia enrolled in sixth grade from public school. Hallie enrolled in sixth grade from a home school program.

WSA teachers are skilled at identifying the individual needs of students and encouraging learning and growth from where they are on the first day, not where data says they should be.

WSA Middle School program provides a strong foundation for understanding research, close reading, academic writing, problem-solving and student skills. Learning habits to promote personal wellness are integrated through academic and advisory classes.

Sondra and Frank enrolled in ninth and tenth grade respectively.

WSA’s faculty is adept at building upon prior middle school or high school educational experiences to engage students thoroughly through the study of literature, primary sources, creativity, collaboration, science, math and technology.

The Extended Research Project (ERP) requires students to apply academic research and writing skills to explore a topic of their choice within history, science, language acquisition or literature in grades 6-10, culminating in a school-wide presentation or performance that integrates skills across many subject areas.

Learner Profile

The IB Learner Profile describes the attributes which the International Baccalaureate Organization has determined will advance the aim of all IB programmes, namely to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

Learners will call on these attributes throughout their journey at West Sound Academy:

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective