The high school at Walworth Barbour American International School is a special place that provides fertile ground for students to grow and mature. Their experience here lasts a lifetime as attested to regularly by our graduates.
The high school experience at WBAIS incorporates the best of the American system of education with an international focus. It provides students with a global perspective while ensuring that the elements of a strong liberal arts education promotes an understanding of the world from multiple perspectives and modes of thinking.
Providing students with an option of up to 15 Advanced Placement courses ensures that they have the opportunity to study a variety of subjects in depth and at the university level. In addition to the rigors of AP study, the program encourages and promotes study in the arts to a level that allows students each year to continue their university education majoring in fields such as studio art, musical drama, and photography.
Intellectual, personal, and social growth best describes the primary goals we have for students. WBAIS affords each student the maximum opportunity to develop close, personal relationships with members of the teaching staff. Two highly trained full time counselors ensure that students receive what they need in terms of support and guidance as they navigate through adolescence and select and work toward their future goals.
Creativity, research, and critical thinking are infused into the academic program throughout all four grades. Each year students write a major research paper. Potential graduates in their senior year are required to demonstrate their research, writing, and competencies associated with these skills through the course Senior Project.
The rich co-curricular program promotes the school as the focal point for student life after classes. Varsity teams in ten sports, a Model United Nations program that regularly attracts almost a third of the student body, and GAIA, a club with a focus on research in environmental issues attract the largest number of students. Other opportunities like the robotics team regularly attract students, engaging them in structured activities with a specific focus.
It is expected that high school students will devote some of their time toward the help or betterment of others. Whether within the school or the many opportunities outside the school, WBAIS students are regularly and actively engaged in service.
A great school, perfect weather, and a dynamic country that places great importance on the needs of children makes living here an unforgettable experience.