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 Athletics Update: Oct. 5

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Cross Country

Charles Wright @ Nisqually League Meet

 CWA Boys placed first and CWA girls placed second. Runners in the top ten are as follows:
1st- Adam Berg 17:08.50
4th- Eric jones 17:55.10
8th- Aj Taghavi 18:54.16

7th- Ann Thompson 22:48.51
9th- […]

US Athletics Update: Sept. 24/25

September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

9/24/15 Charles Wright @ Vashon
CWA – 5   Vashon – 0

Griffin Welsh(CWA) def Josh Tillman 6-1, 6-0
Wyatt Iverson(CWA) def Kyle Jonson 6-1, 6-0

Dylan Sam/Raghav Agrawal(CWA) def. Preston Peterson/Brett Beardsly 6-0, 6-2
Ken Ho/Jack Jorgenson(CWA) def. Payton […]

Nancy Netherland ’82 Masters Descriptive Data for Compelling Social Change

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Nancy Netherland ’82 can tell a good story. So good, in fact, that her stories have raised more than $100 million in grants and donations for her clients in the last two years alone. From her early years as a Tarrier in the Lower School to become an advisor to some of the most influential change makers in the world today, Nancy is the protagonist in her own story of passion finding purpose. […]

Art Historian Ingrid Elliott ’88 Shares Her Love of Learning and Art

August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The push and pull of national pride and international trends; the geopolitical ebb and flow of colonialism and indigenism; the dichotomy of male and female gender roles in domestic life—all of these concepts can be studied through the lens of art history, and it’s a lens through which Ingrid Elliott ’88 thoroughly enjoys gazing. A Seattle-based art historian with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago, Ingrid has spent her academic life studying Latin American art and is an expert in the exploration of gender representation in Cuban art and culture. You can read a profile on Ingrid and her work in the summer 2015 issue of Ties. You can also read below for a full Q&A. […]

“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