WSA Art teacher Jen Silvernale with Upper School studentWest Sound Academy teachers define, adopt, and practice excellence in teaching.  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. 

All students work to hone the skills of writing, thinking, and speaking. We teach through performance standards, asking students to demonstrate their understanding of curricular content. Because this requires more active participation, students come to value their role in learning. Our students are not passive, but are engaged in managing their own education.

Student in Upper School Chemistry classScience, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programming is advanced through the West Sound Technology Center and a menu of art, science, and technology courses throughout the grades.

West Sound Academy embraces the IB Learner Profile for all of our students.  The school has a tradition of educating the whole person and instilling in students a deep commitment to life-long learning and global awareness.