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Our highly experienced WPS teachers and staff build a strong relationship with your child to ensure they’re ready to get the most out of their day. They’ll guide your child so they can achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
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  • EARLY YEARS
  • LOWER SCHOOL
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • HIGH SCHOOL

EARLY YEARS

Our youngest learners of Lower School in the Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 levels receive attentive care from their teachers, as they engage in many fun experiences that include hands-on learning.
Ages
3–4
Average class size
16
Maximum students
16
Teacher-student ratio
1:5

lower SCHOOL

Our Lower School students engage in exciting experiences with just the right balance of support and challenge to build their creativity, teamwork, and independence.
Ages
5–11
Average class size
19
Languages taught
Spanish
Teacher-student ratio
1:12

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Our Middle Schoolers take ownership of their learning, with structured support and challenge around the “4 C’s” — communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Ages
11–14
Average class size
20
Languages taught
Spanish, French, and Latin
Teacher-student ratio
1:13

HIGH SCHOOL

Our High Schoolers connect their knowledge across subjects through integrated experiences, as they apply what they know locally and connect with global perspectives.
Ages
14–19
Average class size
20
Languages taught
Spanish, French, and Latin
Teacher-student ratio
1:15
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  • EARLY YEARS
  • Lower school
  • middle school
  • High School

A typical day in EARLY YEARS

In Pre-K3 and Pre-K4, we rapidly grow alongside our classmates. Through hands-on experiences, our days are filled with creativity and play.
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CIRCLE TIME
At morning “circle time,” we greet each other, recall what we learned yesterday, and talk about what we’ll be doing today. It’s an exciting time for sharing as a group
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COMING TOGETHER
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GET ACTIVE
Physical Education (PE) class is super fun because we’re always moving and being encouraged by Coach Hock to be active! We build our teamwork and use our bodies in an obstacle course — jumping, crawling, and hopscotching our way.
JUMPING, HOPPING, AND CRAWLING
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LUNCHTIME REFUELING
It’s great to take a break from lessons and activities during lunch. We talk with classmates and gather with others across all grades. We’ll refuel and relax before afternoon activities.
SOCIALING, RELAXING, AND RE-ENERGIZING
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CREATIVE EXPRESSION
We get to explore ourselves creatively through finger painting with Mr. Snow. The hands-on experience helps us identify primary colors and remember how we can mix them into secondary colors.
FINGER PAINTING
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READING ALOUD
At story time, our teacher or special guest will read a book to us, as we learn new facts, imagine other worlds, and discover intriguing characters. Our Head of School even likes to come in to read to us!
LISTENING

A TYPICAL DAY IN LOWER SCHOOL

Between Kindergarten and 5th grade, we advance in our studies as we build upon our curiosity in different subjects and ideas.
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READING DISCUSSION GROUPS
Sitting in small groups, we start our day reading together. Within the group, each classmate warms up, getting comfortable sharing thoughts with others. We discuss the characters and plot and then summarize our thoughts in a whole-group discussion.
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SHARING
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SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
In science class, we learn about osmosis by testing sugar, salt, and vinegar on gummy bears. We make observations, record data, analyze, and draw conclusions. 
EXAMINING AND TESTING
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REFUELING FOR SUCCESS
We can buy lunch in the cafeteria, refuel as we socialize with friends, and play games during recess. Lunchtime is perfect for recharging our batteries and expressing ourselves among our peers.
SOCIALING, RELAXING, AND RE-ENERGIZING
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GROWTH THROUGH DANCE
In dance class, we rehearse for “Crossing the Bridge,” the fifth-grade graduation ceremony. We perform an uplifting dance that helps us showcase our growth and maturity.
PRACTICING AND PERFORMING
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GET IMMERSED IN MUSIC
During music class, we learn how to sing, play the xylophone, and play the recorder. We practice different kinds of music, discuss composers, and learn each song’s history, making links to the world today and current events.
LISTENING AND PLAYING
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PLAYING GOLF
After school, a professional golf company shows us how to hit a ball, going for distance and accuracy. Classmates and students from other grades participate, and we practice striking the ball!
MAKING YOUR MARK

A TYPICAL DAY IN middle school

Between 6th and 8th grade, we grow quickly in our skills and knowledge from day to day. We explore our talents through many activities.
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DISSECTION IN SCIENCE CLASS
In science class, we ask questions as we dissect a shark, exploring its anatomy in detail. What did it eat and at what stage of digestion was its meal? We found a shrimp and a worm inside its belly!
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INVESTIGATING
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PUTTING HEART INTO OUR ART
In art class, we sculpt different hearts out of plaster and paint them. Each one has a distinct size, color, and message. We hang them from a tree’s branches, creating a “heart tree.” On formal days, we wear heart pins on our blazers.
EXPRESSING OURSELVES
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REFUELING FOR SUCCESS
We have pizza for lunch or head to the Laker Cafe for a hot lunch and salad from the Salad Bar. We reset with friends, recharging our batteries before more stimulating classes in the afternoon.
SOCIALING, RELAXING, AND RE-ENERGIZING
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DEVELOPING GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE
In geography class, we practice labeling all the continents and oceans of the globe. We watch a video that explains different geographical features, as we grow our knowledge about makes each country distinct.
MAPPING
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CRITICAL DISCUSSION
In language arts, we get into circles to discuss questions around specific chapters in our book, including literary elements like character, plot, conclusion, and context. As we analyze the written word, we expand our critical thinking.
ANALYZING
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PAUSING FOR RECOGNITION
At the Laker Lab, Quarter Celebrations celebrate our classmates who best showcase unity, truth, and integrity — “virtus, veritas, and unitas” on our Latin crest. This includes outstanding extracurricular participation.
REFLECTING ON SUCCESS

A TYPICAL DAY IN HIGH SCHOOL

Between 9th and 12th grade, we accelerate in our knowledge. We apply our skills and talents, and we build a global mindset with international awareness and perspectives.
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BUSINESS-READY
In entrepreneurship class, we discuss how to start a business. Each student maps out their own business venture to be launched by the end of the school year as part of the Start Up Studio. At the annual showcase, everyone will share their business ventures in the hopes of gaining investors!
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PLANNING AND STRATEGIZING
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LEADING THE WAY
We contribute to our grade’s activities and events, as we discuss plans for Homecoming. Each grade’s Class Officers collaborate to plan activities around Spirit Week, including a pep-rally and homecoming dance.
ORGANIZING
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REFUELING FOR SUCCESS
We refuel and catch up with friends at lunchtime. We can head over to the Laker Cafe for a hot lunch, a salad from the Salad Bar, or panini. We can also go to the Campus Store for a sandwich from Jersey Mike’s, BurgerFi, or other snacks.
SOCIALING, RELAXING, AND RE-ENERGIZING
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VISUALIZING COMPLEX PROBLEMS
In High Level Statistics, part of the IBDP path, we solve problems individually in class and collaboratively with a partner. We use dry erase markers on desks to visualize the problems, erase mistakes, and make quick notes.
PROBLEM SOLVING
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PHYSICS IN ACTION
In Physics Honors, we play with mini-race cars and ramps, adjusting the ramp height to accommodate the car’s journey. We use equations we’ve learned to know how to adjust the ramp angle, syncing it with the expected time on the stopwatch.
APPLYING OUR KNOWLEDGE
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PRECISION AND PRACTICE
On the Lakerettes dance team, we practice our choreography continuously after school. We perfect what we’ve explored in dance class — including our techniques, posture, and flexibility — and get ready to compete at local and national levels.
PRACTICING

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