WSA upper school students at work in Chemistry classWest Sound Academy has a tradition of providing an excellent liberal arts education coupled with a commitment to utilizing the arts as an instrument to increase academic learning.  Graduates are accomplished in all academic areas.   

West Sound Academy’s approach to education is based on current research, uses inquiry to develop critical thinking, effectively integrates academics and arts, enhances curiosity, and goes beyond each discipline’s typical boundaries to study the philosophical and ethical aspects of content. 


6th graders working on a barnacle lab for Marine Science class

Small classes are an important component supporting this approach. With academics comes an exposure to multiple disciplines in the arts, including drama, music, and visual art.

Through a combination of vibrant and compelling academic programs, integrated arts, experiential learning and community service, West Sound Academy students become self-directed individuals well-prepared to succeed at the university level and beyond.