An International Baccalaureate World School offering a college preparatory curriculum for middle school and high school students on the Kitsap Peninsula in Poulsbo, Washington - two miles from Bainbridge Island and just a short ferry ride from Seattle. West Sound Academy - a big world in a small school.
The West Sound Academy campus resides in a private setting, on twenty pastoral acres overlooking Liberty Bay in Poulsbo, Washington. With views of the Olympic Mountains, our four modern buildings have state of the art science labs, a technology center, dance, drama and music studios, a library and classrooms. Outside there are sports fields, a picnic area and an outdoor amphitheater, all set amidst old fir and cedar trees. It is an ideal setting for students to learn and explore.
Small classes ensure individual attention to students. The average class size is 11, with classes ranging from 7 students to 18 students.
Our global focus is reflected in our student body: in 2014-2015, 24% of WSA's students are international, representing seven countries.
West Sound Academy is an independent school, accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and a subscriber school to the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).
Since our first commencement in 2002, WSA graduates have been accepted to 160 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. These include some of the most selective schools and programs: Art Center College of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, Middlebury College, Purdue University, Rhode Island School of Design, the Rhodes Scholarship Program at Oxford University, United States Military Academy at West Point, University of Washington Honors Program, and Vassar College.