Welcome to Willows Preparatory High School!
Willows Preparatory School is proud to offer a rigorous, university-prep education for middle and high school students using the prestigious International Baccalaureate Programme. We currently offer grades 9 and 10 as part of the IB Middle Years Programme that begins in grade 6, and have been certified to offer the IB Diploma Programme beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. Located just outside of the Redmond Microsoft campus, we naturally offer accelerated IB science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses that evolve with our changing world. Willows Preparatory School’s humanities and arts courses, which are rooted in international mindedness, creativity and critical-thinking skills, are given equal spotlight. Our small, close-knit community naturally provides leadership opportunities for all students and extracurricular clubs allow students to showcase their talents in both competitive and self-enriching contexts. Our plans for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme – outlined below – transcends the traditional approach to education, requiring students to complete additional courses that expand their minds, fine-tune their passions, and aid their communities through direct and in-direct service learning. Our process results in a scholar ready to not only find success at university but apply the lessons learned to future career ambitions.
Willows Prep is an IB World School
Willows Preparatory School, along with our primary school Bellevue Children’s Academy (BCA), offers the full International Baccalaureate curriculum from PreK to Grade 12, one of the few schools in the region to immerse students in the world-renowned IB program from the early years through high school graduation.
Learn more about the IB Diploma Programme at WPS
Willows Preparatory School is an IB World School and offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme to all our 11th and 12th grade students.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org