Charles Wright Academy is a private school in Tacoma serving girls and boys from junior kindergarten (full-day pre-k) to grade 12. As an independent day school with an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school on one campus, our supportive learning environment offers differentiated learning so students of all ages receive just the right level of challenge. A Charles Wright education features small classes, excellent faculty, and a safe campus where children can develop academic, artistic, and athletic skills in preparation for college and life.

Request More InfoRequest More Infosmall-crest-blockCharles Wright Academy provides a rigorous liberal arts program guided by an ethos of excellence and compassion. Within a diverse learning community, we foster self-reliance, integrity, social responsibility, and humor, empowering our students to achieve their personal best in mind, body, and spirit.

This campus tour video was filmed by Charles Wright Academy student Josh Clemons ’15 and alumnus Zach Zimmerman ’10 during Josh’s senior internship, the capstone project for Upper Schoolers with the CWA college counseling office.

US Athletic Update: Week of Feb.2

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Girls Basketball

1/26 Charles Wright at Cascade Christian
CWA- 46 Cascade Christian- 33

After a close first quarter, the Tarriers took the lead for keeps.  At one point in the third quarter, the Cougars whittled a 12-point Tarrier […]

Us Athletic Update: Week of Jan. 18

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments


#52, Shoni Pritchett,in the news again!

SHONI THE MONEY- Tacoma News Tribune 1/19/16
“Charles Wright’s Shoni Pritchett collected one of her 10 rebounds against Seattle Christian and decided she’d take it up herself. She drove the floor, […]

Upper School Japanese Students Celebrate Tradition of Setsubun

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Upper School Japanese teacher Stephanie Glenn ’86 shared insights into the cultural tradition of Setsubun that Upper Schoolers celebrated along with help from Mr. White and Chaplain Mike.

We had a fun celebration of Setsubun yesterday and today in class. Our CWA ‘oni’ (deamons, as portrayed by Bill White and Mike Moffitt) who were scared away for the year by our Japanese students. […]

Wright Angle Robotics Team Going to State

January 20th, 2016|3 Comments

Charles Wright Academy’s robotics team, Wright Angle, qualified for the state championship on January 17 when they placed first at their inter-league tournament at Wilson High School. The state competition will take place on Saturday, January 30, at the Showare Arena in Kent. Below, Wright Angle team manager Nitin Ahuja ’16 describes the team’s success.

The robotics team arrived at 8 in the morning at Wilson High School, where we participated in the Watt Interleague Competition for nine hours! We were competing against 25 other teams in hopes of qualifying to go to state, and during the course of the day we played in five qualifying matches to determine whether we would go to the semifinals. In those five matches, we dominated the field and were able to win every game, making our record 5-0 for the day.

Then we qualified for the semifinals, which was determined by the best of three matches. We won the semifinals convincingly, winning two games in a row—thus making us go to the finals.

In the finals we dominated once again, winning 2-0 and thus winning the entire thing! We were undefeated throughout the day, with our final record being 9-0. […]

“Charles Wright has taught me how to use my time wisely, especially when it is limited, and how to prioritize. The teachers are supportive if you have activities at school or outside, such as sports or concerts. If you communicate with your teachers beforehand, they will work with you so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by work.”
Andrew '15