Annie Wright Schools

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.

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School Overview

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
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1884
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students624 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Annie Wright Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers116 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Average SAT score1278
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,000
Tuition NotesPlease visit our website for tuition information:
Admissions DirectorJennifer Haley
Admissions AssociateJoy Phelps


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
FencingFlag Football,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,

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.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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