Our challenging international program draws on classroom-based research on pedagogical practices and curriculum design from renowned organizations such as the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) and Project Zero, a research group based in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

The WIS educational approach reflects the globalized, interconnected society in which we live, giving students a world perspective in mathematics, the sciences, social sciences, languages, literature, technology and the arts.


  • From Preschool through Grade 5, students follow the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program.
  • In Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Grades 9-10 the academic program is a multidisciplinary and inquiry-based approach designed to enhance understanding and develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP).
  • All students in Grades 11 and 12 are enrolled in the DP, which prepares them to take exams to receive the International Baccalaureate Diploma in addition to a WIS diploma. The DP is a comprehensive, internationally-focused curriculum that places emphasis on deep understanding of complex multidisciplinary topics.

Language learning is a cornerstone of the WIS program. Students are prepared to be functionally bilingual, beginning with a French or Spanish language immersion program in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten and continuing with study in at least two languages through Grade 12.

Learn more about our language philosophy HERE.