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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 697 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Annie Wright Schools ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
697 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Annie Wright Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
116 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size
12 students
Average SAT score
1315
Average ACT score
27
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please visit our website for tuition information: www.aw.org
Admissions Director
Jennifer Haley
Admissions Associate
Laura Bales

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
BioOlympiad, Black Student Union, Board Games, Business, Global Action, Model UN, Robotics, Science & Engineering

Arts and Music Programs:
Annie Writers, Chorus, Inkwell, Orchestra, Rock Band, Theatre, Visual Arts, Visual Arts Studio, Yearbook

School Notes

  • 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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sally (Peterson) Atherton, '66 - ED, Assoc for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
    • Diane (Dapper) Freeman, '59 - NASA aerospace ops dev, integration & support
    • Betty Garrett-Parks, '36 - Actress, comedian, singer & dancer
    • Damani Leech, '90 (Middle School) - COO, International, National Football League (NFL)
    • Amy Paulose, '95 - President, AMES International, Inc
    • Merrill (Wagner) Ryman, '97 - World-renowned artist
    • Lee Skinner, '86 - Dean, Newcomb-Tulane College; Latin Am lit scholar
    • Erin (Fletcher) Slayton, 97 - Vice President, HDR
    • Pamela Hyde Smith, '63 - United States Ambassador
    • Mary (McCarthy) West, '29 - American novelist, critic and political activist
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Annie Wright Schools cost?

Annie Wright Schools's tuition is approximately $19,000 for private students.

Who are famous alumni from Annie Wright Schools?

Annie Wright Schools famous alumni include: Sally (Peterson) Atherton, '66, Diane (Dapper) Freeman, '59, Betty Garrett-Parks, '36, Damani Leech, '90 (Middle School), Amy Paulose, '95, Merrill (Wagner) Ryman, '97, Lee Skinner, '86, Erin (Fletcher) Slayton, 97, Pamela Hyde Smith, '63 and Mary (McCarthy) West, '29.

Does Annie Wright Schools offer a summer program?

Yes, Annie Wright Schools offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Annie Wright Schools offer?

Annie Wright Schools offers 12 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Annie Wright Schools is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Washington for most sports offered.

What is Annie Wright Schools's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Annie Wright Schools?

The application deadline for Annie Wright Schools is Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the Annie Wright Schools yearly calendar below.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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!
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5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 697 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Tacoma, WA is $11,176 for elementary schools and $14,664 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tacoma, WA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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