Charles Wright Academy is a Tacoma private school 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.


Class of 2016 Graduates from Charles Wright Academy

June 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Tacoma, Wash. – The Class of 2016 graduated from Charles Wright Academy on Saturday, June 11, in an outdoor commencement ceremony on the lawn between the Lower School and the Upper School on a warm and sunny evening. Seventy seniors received their diplomas, each from a faculty member whom they personally requested to present the honor. […]

Creighton King Wins 2016 Inspirational Faculty Award

June 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Each year the Parent Association solicits Inspirational Faculty Award nominations from students, families, alumni, and faculty for an award to acknowledge the unique qualities of an individual teacher that inspire students to learn, families to cherish their child’s experience, alumni to reflect on their CWA days, and faculty to continue to strive to maintain their high standards both in and out of the classroom. […]

Tarrier Sets Record At 2016 Stadium Bowl Unleashed Race

August 7th, 2016|0 Comments

This just in from Charles Wright Academy Art Department Chair Christopher Hoppin: “Two CWA students, two CWA parents, and I all ran the Stadium Bowl Unleashed race today. All of the kids, one parent, and […]

CWA-Mukogawa Summer Program Celebrates Cultural Exchange

July 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Upper School Japanese teacher Stephanie Glenn ’86 shares an update about CWA’s longstanding summer tradition of cultural exchange with our sister school, Mukogawa, in Japan! She writes: […]

“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