2020-2021 Willows Preparatory School Admission Currently Enrolling (6th – 11th Grade)
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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 are currently in the certification process 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), offer the full International Baccalaureate curriculum from PreK to Grade 12 once the IB Diploma certification process is completed, 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.
Willows Preparatory School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
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.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate® can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
**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