IB Diploma Programme

Students entering grade 11 at WAIS may choose to participate in the IB Diploma Programme (DP). WAIS is an authorized IB World School for the DP, CP, and MYP.

Students serve as IB Diploma Programme students during the 11th and 12th grades. IB DP students take six DP courses in the six different DP subject groups: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts. DP students also complete the IB DP Core: A Theory of Knowledge course, an Extended Essay, and 150 hours of Creativity, Activity, and Service. Our IB DP students are highly engaged in academics and in their communities. Click here to learn more about the DP curriculum. 

Mission Statements

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.

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.


IB Extended Essay in Review

IB Diploma Programme Parent Teacher Collaborations