Our mission is to be an exemplary learning community—enriched by differences, informed through inquiry, global in reach.

Our Core Values

Inquiry-Based Learning

WIS students investigate the arts, humanities, sciences, and technology through a rigorous, visionary, research-based curriculum inspired by academic innovators worldwide.

Global Perspective

WIS students learn two or more languages, embrace diverse cultures and viewpoints, and have the ability and confidence to navigate a complex world.

Individual Responsibility

WIS students pursue community engagement and demonstrate empathy, honesty, and civility.

900 students in Preschool through Grade 12

127 PVAC athletic championships

90+ countries represented in the community

80% faculty with advanced degrees

63 average size of graduating class

21st school in the world accredited to offer IB Diploma Program

67% graduates attend U.S. universities

33% graduates attend non-U.S. universities

$3.4 million Financial Aid budget

119 students receiving financial aid

100% faculty who have experienced Project Zero-related workshops

16 average Primary School class size

Primary School

Preschool - Grade 5

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Middle School

Grades 6-8

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Upper School

Grades 9-12

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We're pleased to say there's no template for a WIS student. But for all of their unique qualities, there are common characteristics.


From the moment they enter our Primary School classrooms, children are encouraged to inquire within the framework of the IB Primary Years Program.

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Grade 12 IB Visual Arts students develop a portfolio of work over their two-year course of study. Community members have an opportunity to view the work and learn more about the process of creation.

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The February 6 post of WISdom, the WIS Blog, highlights Kindness Week activities in our Middle School.

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The diversity of the community and the global reach of the curriculum give students the skills and abilities to navigate the world outside their classrooms.

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