Charles Wright Academy

     Tel: (253)620-8373
        
   
Grades: PK - 12 | 689 students
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Charles Wright Academy's Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School are home to more than 650 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade—all on one campus.
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Charles Wright Academy's Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School are home to more than 650 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade—all on one campus.
Charles Wright Academy is a private independent school for college-bound girls and boys from pre-kindergarten to the 12th grade, with an elementary school, middle school, and high school all on one campus.
We are a diverse and inclusive learning community using the power of academic rigor, endless inspiration, and high expectations to help students reach their intellectual, artistic, and athletic best.
The school's 100-acre campus is located in Tacoma, and we offer bus service from as far away as Silverdale, Des Moines, Puyallup, and Olympia.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 689 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Charles Wright Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Lower School students wear uniforms.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,960
Tuition Notes Pre-K�$16,960; K-grade 5�$20,260; grades 6-8�$22,130; grades 9-12�$22,870. Need-based financial aid available.
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Steve Saalfeld
Admissions Associate Devon Morris

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service Club, Green Derby, Green Key Club, International Club, Knitting Club, Knowledge Bowl, Madden Club, Theatre Guild Green Derby, Green Key Club, Knitting Club, Knowledge Bowl, Madden Club, Theatre Guild, Community Service Club,
International Club,

School Notes:

Step into our classrooms and you'll feel a sense of excitement, discovery, and innovation. Watch as lifelong learning habits and study skills are honed. Hear passionate, versatile students engage in independent thought and original expression. It's all possible in small classes with teachers who are specialists in their fields and given the time to work with each and every student.

We offer the broadest and deepest learning experience and the support to meet higher expectations. In our classes you'll hear as much laughter as lecturing. You'll see that college prep means building skills and confidence, not just knowledge. Even for our youngest students, we believe world languages, science labs, athletics, and arts are an absolute must.

A child's heart and mind grow dramatically between ages 4 and 18, and our teachers are highly invested in that growth. We know students work harder for people about whom they care and in whom they trust. That's why our teachers earn their students' respect—by being trustworthy and always available.

While 100 percent of our students are college bound, a college degree is not where the journey ends. This is challenging, rewarding, and joyous training for life! Our students earn top scores on the SAT and are accepted by the most selective schools, but we're proud the schools they choose are as diverse as our students themselves.

Profile last updated: 09/01/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tacoma Baptist Schools (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Heritage Christian School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Heritage Christian School (0.8 miles away)
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