Learning Tomorrow’s Skills For a Changing World

Why is Washington Preparatory School a great school for my student?

  Student -centered instruction guided by inspiring teachers

Deliberate curriculum that inspires powerful achievement

Emphasis on reasoning, analysis, demonstration, critical thinking

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5 : 1

student-to-faculty ratio

5 : 1

Student-to-faculty ratio

6 - 12th

grades for enrollment

6 - 12th

grades for enrollment

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IB schools in WA

1 of 4

IB schools in WA

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entrepreneurship themes

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entrepreneurship themes

Service Leadership

The community of students and faculty mentors will challenge and support one another while learning, sharing, exploring, and serving together. Service and leadership opportunities will be driven by the individual passions and interests of students. As they take on the responsibility of leadership for their individual service projects, they will be guided by the philosophy of Servant Leadership.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and STEM

While many schools emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (STEM) we believe a fifth discipline, entrepreneurship, needs to be added to leverage the value of theoretical STEM skills. Entrepreneurial thinking skills enable our students to connect their STEM knowledge with real-world problems. The fusion of STEM with the entrepreneurial spirit – understanding and applying the innovative process – will allow Washington Preparatory School graduates to become leaders and influencers in business, education, and the social sector. Science – Technology – Entrepreneurship – Engineering – Mathematics (STEEM)

Experiential Learning

Our experiential education program provides our students with learning-based experiences that build knowledge, self-confidence, teamwork, leadership, and responsibility. Through activities that extend the academic curriculum beyond the four walls of the classroom, we prepare our students for life beyond our doors.

International and Intercultural Understanding

Our students will cultivate a diverse world-view and appreciation for the world’s peoples and cultures via academic endeavors and personal experiences. Through classrooms, in-home exchange programs, and international travel experiences, students form an international and intercultural understanding that will give them the ability to contribute to our global society.

Academic Excellence

By creating a shared expectation between students and the school to strive for personal growth and academic excellence, we help students become independent thinkers whose curiosity, creativity, and commitment bring life-long success.

IB Biology at WaPrep

In biology there is a joke we pass around: the more complicated a system is, the more difficult it is to study. Biological systems are the most complicated systems humanity has yet observed, and thusly studying these systems is the most difficult science. This joke is especially fun around physicists and chemists. Yet there is …

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Bringing IB into my Teaching Experience

Last academic year (2018-2019) I was fortunate to work as a Spanish teacher in three different schools: our own school Washington Preparatory School in Bothell, Soundview School in Lynnwood, and Cedar River Montessori School in …

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Innovation is actively going on in every industry

We are living in the 21st century and our life is surrounded by modern technology. We are using smart phones, computers, portable laptops, smart watches, …

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Welcome

Dear Community, Welcome to Washington Preparatory School (WAPrep), a 6th -12th-grade college preparatory school that emphasizes STEM, project learning, communication skills, and entrepreneurial thinking. WAPrep opened its doors in the fall of 2018, and the faculty are looking forward to beginning our fifth academic school year.   Visitors often ask, “What are the differentiators that WaPrep offers that other independent schools do not?” I respond that our faculty are life-long learners, experts in their fields, strategic planners, and coaches who motivate our students to achieve their goals. Our students thrive because they are willing to work alongside their peers and teachers. It is a willingness that enables them to embrace new and unfamiliar challenges with what I call an “I can do this” approach.   The guiding principles of WaPrep, our five pillars, allow students to engage in our rapidly changing world effectively. Academic excellence achieved with the internationally renowned …

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