How does Soundview prepare graduates for high school?

“As the IB Coordinator at Edmonds-Woodway High School, I’m incredibly lucky to see so many students from Soundview attend our school. Soundview students are - universally - prepared, thoughtful, engaged learners. They find success at EWHS, in large part, due to the amazing preparation they receive at Soundview.”
— David Quinn, IB Coordinator - Edmonds-Woodway High School

alumni voices:

The transition from Soundview to high school was more natural then I was expecting. At Soundview I had units that made a lasting impact such as the Rwandan genocide and philosophy projects with enough homework to be prepared for high school. The unique community that developed, especially around the Frisbee team, gave me lasting friends and experiences that are still with me today. Finally the close rapport with teachers made a significant impact on my life and the person I've become. I truly believe that my time at Soundview shaped me for academic success. - Alumni, Class of '15
While I don't have much experience yet, I would say that Soundview definitely adequately or even over prepared me for high school. Thinking back, I would say that my favorite memory from my time here was 6th grade. 6th grade was a great year all around; we learned a ton and had a great time. Soundview helped me with work ethic the most. I am in a great position to do well in school. Thanks Soundview! - Alumni, Class of '17

You guys have done a phenomenal job in prepping our daughter for the entrance process to high school, and for the education you gave her that has her well-positioned for the challenge she has ahead. We owe you guys so much! Thank you for helping make this possible. - Alumni Parent, Class of '17

What happens after Soundview?

Beginning in the 2nd trimester of the 7th grade year, we begin meeting with families and introducing them to a variety of high school options. Every child is different; every school is different. The goal is to work with families to find the right fit for their child. This process continues into 8th grade and includes high school visits, hosting admission staff, application and interview prep, and placement assistance.

In general, our graduates choose one of three pathways:

  1. Pursue the IB Diploma, which is offered in a number of schools in Western Washington.
  2. Attend one of our peer private or independent schools.
  3. Enroll in a specialized program in their local public school.

Here are few of the schools our recent graduates are attending: