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In the High School program, we effectively combine the independence of the Montessori philosophy with the strength of a college prep culture. The college counseling philosophy focuses on finding the schools that fit the student rather than molding the student to fit a school.

  • WMS students have been accepted to colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada (see full list below).
  • Early application deadlines have been met by every WMS college applicant.
  • Inspiring academics paired with a focus on life skills result in robust college options.
Weekly College Planning Classes
Juniors and seniors meet as a class weekly with our College Counselor to work through every aspect of the college admission process.
The College Counselor supports students through setting goals and identifying key criteria in junior year, to drafting essays and preparing for interviews in senior year.

Interview Day is a spring tradition enjoyed by seniors which enables them to turn the tables and conduct mock interviews with juniors. Seniors pull from their own college interview experiences to create a realistic interview process for juniors as they embark on the college interview phase of their application process.

Standardized Testing
At WMS, sophomores and juniors participate in the PSAT/NMSQT program.

A mock ACT is given each spring to offer practice with lengthy standardized tests as well as a baseline to use when making testing decisions.
Aptitude Assessments
All sophomores participate in an aptitude assessment. The College Counselor reviews the results with students and parents to identify possible fields of study and career paths.

“Having a college counselor who can work so closely with students, and come to know them and their families so well, is a unique experience. That in itself increased the odds that we would make choices that fit our needs and our budget while also making sure our son was at the right school.”
—Parent of WMS graduate

College Acceptances

We share this list to celebrate the varying interests of our seniors and the excellent institutions to which they have been admitted and enrolled (bold).

  • Beloit College
  • Boston University
  • California State Polytechnic University—Pomona
  • Chapman University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell College
  • Drexel University
  • Emerson College
  • Goucher College
  • Indiana University—Bloomington
  • Juniata College
  • Kenyon College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Macalester College
  • Montana State University
  • Montana Tech
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Oregon State University
  • Purdue University
  • Reed College
  • Saint Louis University
  • Scripps College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Southwestern University
  • St. Edwards University
  • St. John’s College —Santa Fe
  • St. Martin's University
  • St. Mary’s College of California
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California at Merced
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of California at Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Hawaii—Manoa
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Washington—Bothell
  • University of Washington—Seattle
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Willamette University