Annie Wright Schools
5.00 (2 reviews)
Tel: (253) 272-2216
Annie Wright Schools Photo #2 - Separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Our boarding programs include 5- and 7-day options.
Annie Wright Schools Photo #3 - Annie Wright Schools are situated on ten acres overlooking Commencement Bay in the historic Old Town district of North Tacoma. Adjacent to the campus are Garfield Park and Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club, both of which partner with AWS to provide extended facilities for the school's athletic programs.
Annie Wright Schools Photo #4 - Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12.
Annie Wright Schools Photo #5 - Annie Wright Schools opened a new program for high school boys for the 2017-18 school year. Based on the exceptional academic program of Annie Wright's Upper School for Girls but designed as a separate and unique experience, the Upper School for Boys draws on Annie Wright's rich traditions while providing inquiry-based and innovative programs.
Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school.
Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12.
Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.
Annie Wright Schools places among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
- Sports offered Most sports offered
- School History Oldest founding date
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Coalition of Girls|
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Educational Records Bureau
International Boys' Schools Coalition
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||624 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||116 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Average SAT score||1278|
|Average ACT score||27|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$19,000|
|Tuition Notes||Please visit our website for tuition information: https://www.aw.org/admissions/tuition--financial-aid|
|Admissions Director||Jennifer Haley|
|Admissions Associate||Joy Phelps|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Fencing, Flag Football,
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
- Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.
- Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are nestled in the beautiful North End neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington.
- We offer rich, thoughtful and internationally-recognized programs that welcome students from around the world. While our web site offers a glimpse into what life and learning at Annie Wright are really like, we encourage you to visit our campus, which will give you a stronger sense of our vibrant community.
Profile last updated:
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Tacoma Grades: PK-8 | 81 students
1801 53rd St NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 952-3111 3.1 PK-8
- Federal Way Grades: PK-12 | 55 students
414 SW 312th Street
Federal Way, WA 98023
(253) 839-7378 6.7 PK-12
- Tacoma Grades: K-4 | 15 students
1407 S I St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 627-7554 1.4 K-4
We love it here! The Annie Wright community rocks: the teachers are absolutely amazing and sometimes it feels as if they know my boys better than I. While the historic building and uniforms seem formal, there is a relaxed and informal environment - totally focused on helping kids learn and achieve success by exploring whatever makes them tick. We love the IB program, the fact that sports are all offered right on campus (including swim as part of PE in the lower grades), and there are overnight trips starting in 4th grade. It's amazing and seems to get better every day. Love this school!
- Posted by Parent - Boy Mom
My niece attended AW several years ago, as a boarding student. She has since graduated from college and has started a company that sells up-cycled clothing, and styles her clients as well. I have also known friends and patients that have attended there, and rave about the school. I am a healthcare provider, working in mental health, and specialize in the treatment of adolescents. My impression has been that this is a school who fosters success for each individual.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Auntie Gigi
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