International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Edmonds Woodway

A World-Class Education Awaits You at Edmonds Woodway High School's IB Diploma Program


The Edmonds-Woodway High School IB program is one of the most successful programs in the Pacific Northwest, and we're proud to have grown so much since our IBO authorization in 1996. Today, we serve over 525 students in both Junior and Senior classes, with most students taking at least one IB class each year.

To prepare for success in IB courses during the 11th and 12th grades, students in grades 9-10 take a prescribed honors curriculum. Currently, over 300 students are enrolled in the 9-10 honors program, and over 525 Juniors and Seniors are registered for one or more IB classes. We're proud to say that over 150 students in grades 11-12 are currently working towards the full-IB diploma, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty.

At EWHS, we believe that success in the IB program is not just about grades, but about developing critical thinking skills, international-mindedness, and a passion for learning. That's why we're so proud to see so many of our students finding success in the IB program and going on to achieve great things in college and beyond.

Join our community of successful IB students today and take the first step towards achieving your full potential.

Here's a story from the Edmonds Beacon and MyEdmondsNews highlighting some of our students:


Have questions about the Edmonds-Woodway High School IB program? Our IB Coordinator, Nick Wellington, is here to help. With years of experience and a passion for student success, Mr. Wellington is your go-to source for guidance on your IB journey.

Schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with Mr. Wellington today to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Whether you're a current student, prospective student, or parent, we're committed to helping you succeed in the IB program.

Schedule a phone or Zoom appointment here

At EWHS, we're dedicated to providing the best possible IB education and being a reliable source of information. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions - we're here to help you stay informed and empowered throughout your IB experience.

Contact Mr. Wellington at 425-431-6168 or to get started.


All IB courses are open to all EWHS students; students register for specific IB courses during Spring course registration.

SL and HL
Group Subject Area Course Title Level
1 Language and Literature IB Language & Literature HL/SL
2 Language Acquisition Chinese (Mandarin) SL, HL, and ab initio options
2 Language Acquisition French SL, HL, and ab initio options
2 Language Acquisition Spanish SL, HL, and ab initio options
3 Individuals and Societies History of the Americas SL and HL
3 Individuals and Societies Global Politics SL
3 Individuals and Societies Art History SL
3 Individuals and Societies Business Management SL and HL
3 Individuals and Societies Psychology SL and HL
4 Sciences Biology SL and HL
4 Sciences Chemistry SL and HL
4 Sciences Marine Science SL
4 Sciences Physics SL
4 Sciences Chemistry SL and HL
4 Sciences Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL
5 Mathematics Math Applications and Interpretations SL
5 Mathematics Mathematics Analysis and Approaches SL and HL
6 The Arts Music SL and HL
6 The Arts Theater SL*NEW
6 The Arts Visual Arts SL and HL

In addition to courses from the list above, full-IB diploma candidates also take the Theory of Knowledge course, engage in a specialized research paper in a subject area of choice (the Extended Essay), and commit to Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) hours. IB learners strive to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, caring, balanced and reflective.

Students take written examinations at the end of the diploma program, which are marked by external IB examiners. Students also complete assessment tasks in the school, which are either initially marked by teachers and then moderated by external examiners or sent directly to world-wide examination sites. Marks awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest).  Students can also be awarded up to three additional points for their combined results in Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.  The IB diploma is awarded to students who gain at least 24 points (in addition to allowing for IBO point requirements). Assessment is criterion-based, which means student performance is measured against pre-specified assessment criteria based on the aims and objectives of each subject curriculum, rather than the performance of other students taking the same examinations.


   Are you an 8th grader ready to apply to the IB program at EWHS?

First - Attend one of two EWHS IB 8th grade parent nights:

  1. Thursday, October 6th @6:30 PM  
  2. Wednesday, November 2nd @6:30PM 

See Flyer for convenient reference


Click here to take you to the application process page.

Decisions about the 2023-2024 application process will be sent on Friday, February 10th via the applicants email.



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 programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.