About

WAIS is an IB Continuum School, and nearly all students here are part of it. Students in 6th-10th grade are part of the Middle Years Programme. In 11th and 12th grade, students may choose to participate in the Diploma Programme, Career-related Programme, or participate in courses for an IB Certificate without enrolling in the full Diploma or Career-related Programmes.

  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) is a comprehensive program to prepare students for university and life through a rigorous course of studies.
  • The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IB CP) allows students to continue career-related studies at WAIS or through Guthrie while still being part of the rigorous curriculum IB offers.
  • The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is designed to encourage balanced learners that think critically and reflectively in a variety of academics that connect with real world issues and topics.
  • The variety of assessment methods used value both the content and the process of academic learning and reflection of that learning. Different learning styles and cultural patterns are taken into account.

WAIS is an IB Continuum School, providing at least 3 of the 4 IB programs. WAIS became an officially authorized world school by the IB Organization and began offering the IB Diploma Programme during the 2005-2006 school year. WAIS was authorized in the IB Middle Years Programme in October of 2013. WAIS was authorized to offer the IB Career-related Certificate in June of 2014, an option incorporating career-related studies into the highly regarded quality of an IB education.

WAIS Mission Statement

The mission of Westchester Academy for International Studies is to provide a challenging and varied curriculum in which all students can succeed. The curriculum will develop an international awareness (consciousness), including a focus on international relations and international problem solving, to create a love of learning and emphasize good citizenship.


WAIS is an IB Continuum School