The IB Learner Profile is a list of attributes beyond academic success that IB schools strive to instill in their students. In order to prepare students to be responsible members of their community, the profile aims to develop learners who are: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective. These attributes are reflected in the WMS mission statement discussed with all students and visible in every classroom.
The lessons of building strong character continue when students attend their health class. Also a semester long course, health is offered to sixth and seventh graders. They cover topics such as digital citizenship, cyber bullying, stress reduction, and service learning. Health teacher Claire Ianonne states that students often lead the conversation after she introduces a topic. They work together to encourage others to think about what defines good character and how to make good decisions in all areas of their life. Conversations are often lively and productive, allowing students to hear from many who might think differently from them. In the end, the goal is to encourage students to be empathetic and open minded.