The philosophy and mission of WIS have, from its founding, necessitated development of a comprehensive and challenging global curriculum sensitive to the history and cultures of countries around the world. The resulting academic program draws on elements of many systems of education and serves both international and American students at every level.
The scope of the history, geography, language, literature and fine arts programs enables students to recognize the relationships among events, movements, and thought from different areas and ages. The integrated mathematics program and extensive science requirements provide a rigorous foundation essential to understanding the technical and scientific advances and challenges of a rapidly changing world. WIS’s commitment to language learning is a hallmark of the program, and the curriculum reflects its belief in the value of bilingualism at the center of the intentionally international curriculum.