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    A+
  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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West Sound Academy is an elite, private, boarding school located in Poulsbo, WA. It has 119 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $44,875 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
16571 Creative Drive NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Telephone
(360) 598-5954
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,356
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$44,875
Received Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid
$5,500

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
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Diversity
B+
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119
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Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
16:1
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West Sound Academy is a diverse, welcoming, and tight-knit community that also offers incredible academic opportunities through the IB program. The teachers are engaged with all students and invested in their success. The student body is cohesive and diverse, the school admits many international students each year, some even return to graduate. Though the school is too small to have any kind of sports team, it makes up for it with its Knowledge Bol teams that have gone to state many times over the last few years. Overall, the academic, social, and cultural opportunities at West Sound Academy encourage its students to be open-minded and internationally aware, as well as prepared for university, and contributing to their community as a well rounded individual.
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West Sound Academy has given my daughter a huge edge in the world academically, emotionally, and intellectually. The school creates an environment of respect, kindness, academics, and good work in the world. The students at this school are hard workers and who help in the community. We were told that sometimes are kids are actually shocked when they go to college how much drug and alcohol use there is happening by teenagers because they just don't see it in their community.

The students from WSA have been accepted in top universities. Their IB work in their senior and junior year is rigorous, but the teachers make the classwork interesting and engaging. My daughter is a critical thinker and someone who strives to do well. I am truly thankful she started at WSA in 6th grade. As a parent, middle school and high school were a lot less stressful for me knowing she was surrounded by such good people and getting such an incredible education.
As a freshman at West Sound I can honestly say I was surprised at the disrespect that SOME ( there were a few gems ) administrators, faculty and teachers had towards students. For example a friend of mine was accused in front of a large portion of my class of doing drugs just like her mom by our art teacher . She of course was greatly offended and of course it was not true. That teacher received no backlash from administration. She also called out a girl who was dealing with a serious eating disorder in a similar matter.
The principle herself also participated in this behavior . She in fact personally effected me. She called me a bimbo during a meeting with my teachers conducted by her to address my "flirtatious " behavior.
As a insecure ninth grader at the time it deeply effected how I viewed myself and my body. Often girls who were more "shapely" were put under the same scrutiny .