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Learning tomorrow's skills for a changing world

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.

SERVING AND 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.

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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)

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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.

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You're invited to become a part of the Washington Preparatory School experience.

It is a school that will inspire students to be prepared for future careers and embrace life to its fullest, to which creativity, perseverance, and critical thinking are the keys to success.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that you are considering Washington Preparatory School as the educational home for your student.

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2017 Winter Robotics Camp (Day 2 Photos)

IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations

In our IB Mathematics Interpretations and Applications class, students are not only learning new math concepts, but they are also using these concepts to make instruments and to solve problems they would not have been able to otherwise. The following is a project one of my students completed by constructing and using a clinometer to…

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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 Renton. I will let go of the idea of writing about the most efficient way to drive around the entire Seattle area but rather I will write of how I was introduced to the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB, and yes, the…

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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, instant pots for easy cooking, IRobot Roomba and IRobot Brava for cleaning, a Kindle for reading and many more devices in our daily routine. All these devices are operated by…

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Students consider the techniques of two inspirational artists for their own designs.

Kara Walker, Exxodus of Confederates from Atlanta from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) [set of 15 prints], 2005. Offset lithography and silkscreen. 39” x 53’. Edition of 35 Kehinde Wiley, Arms of Nicolaas Ruterius, Bishop of Arras, 2014, Stained Glass, 54” x 36” Two inspiration artists that have been part of our…

introduction to conic sections

The final assignment in 2020 for my Pre-Calculus students was to research and present an introduction to conic sections. Students learned that slicing a right cone at varying angles will produce a circle, ellipse, or hyperbola (or of course a point or line if it’s a special case). Click here, if you would also like to…

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What is a species?

One of the most obvious and frustrating observations in biology is the existence of species. Obvious in the sense that there are immediate and large differences between yourself and say, a cat. But frustrating in the sense that finding a definition that holds true across the entire tree of life has been elusive. Humans have…

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Binary Number System

A binary number, also known as a base 2 number, is a number composed only of 0s and 1s. The modern binary number system was studied in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries by Thomas Harriot, Juan Caramuel, and Gottfried Leibniz. However, systems related to binary numbers have appeared earlier in multiple cultures including…

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Taco Tuesday & Other Anomalies: Creating Community and Culture in a New School

In the summer of 2019, I began making tacos on Tuesdays, not because I am the Spanish teacher with Mexican background but because the availability of a decent taco in the Pacific Northwest is rather low. There are good tacos out there, I know that there are, but driving around and testing one place after…

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Students discover connections between their learning and the world around them!

Among the most rewarding moments as a teacher are those when students discover connections between their own learning and the world around them. This semester, Washington Prep’s 6th grade ELA class read the novel A Long Walk to Water, a fictionalized account of the real-life experiences of Salva Dut, a South Sudanese refugee. Salva became…