World Leading Schools Association

The WLSA community is made up of students, educators and leaders from secondary schools and universities collaborating and learning from one another through innovative international experiences and programs.

Learn more about what WLSA does

What we offer secondary schools in our global network of leading Associate Schools

Events & programs for our Associate School students

"WLSA has opened my eyes to many things. They have taught me to not only believe in myself but that I can also do anything I set my mind to. I am extremely inspired and amazed by all the other students I have met from around the world."

Alka Januk, Westville Girls' High School (ZA)

Our services at a glance


Our WLSA Associate Schools in China have an innovative and international curriculum that strives to educate our students with the best holistic practices to best prepare them for the international admissions process.


The Global Educators Conference and College Admissions Network Conference offer opportunities to network with leading professionals and discuss the latest trends in the world of international education.


Our online learning platform Spark by WLSA provides a unique learning experience by creating a virtual classroom with students from around the world.


WLSA believes every student has a right to higher education, so we offer the WLSA Scholarship Program and Tony Little Scholarship to financially disadvantaged students who excel in academics or extra-curricular activities.


WLSA Reach is comprised of original articles, research, and projects created by academic professionals in the WLSA network.


The WLSA College Admission Network (CAN) brings together secondary school counselors and university admission officers from around the globe.

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"I’ve had the opportunity to engage with colleagues around really important issues in international education, hear new voices in our space, and consider opportunities at work to really help our students through this wonderful opportunity of getting a higher education."

Shawn Felton, Cornell University (US)

News & Announcements

WLSA-XZY Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony
2 July 2020

The WLSA-XZY Class of 2020 graduated this week. We wish you the best of luck Class of 2020!

WLSA Shanghai Academy Graduation 2020
30 May 2020

This year's graduation ceremony was held virtually. See the highlights.

Sunny Zhang delivers the 2020 WSA Valedictory Address
30 May 2020

The virtual valedictory address at this year's graduation ceremony was delivered by Sunny Zhang. Best of luck Class of 2020! Learn more.

Well Wishes from Vanderbilt University to Our Graduates
30 May 2020

Our class of 2020 was sent off into the college world by Dr. Douglas Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Vanderbilt University. Listen to his speech.


The study of networks is an emerging area of enquiry within education research in the United Kingdom.

The Student Council are representatives from WLSA associate schools.

My name is Karen, I come from China. I am now an intern at WLSA.

An article written by the WLSA NL intern Yenny Mo. The internship is for students in The Netherlands for a 5-month duration.

The recent passing of the Duke of Edinburgh has compelled us to reflect upon the life and achievements of a remarkable man, and for those of us within education, that includes his tremendous contribution to the education sector through the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award.

We recently hosted a Webinar featuring Dr. Flavia Videl and Dr. Susan Tsao Esty who are the pedagogues facilitating the peer-to-peer sex education program called Yes+ (Yes Plus).

Today we live in an interconnected, diverse, and rapidly changing world. Whether they be economical, digital, cultural, demographic, or environmental, emerging forces continue to reshape our lives like never before.