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.

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: Week of May 9

May 13th, 2016|0 Comments


Boys’ soccer defeated a fast and talented Klahowya team 3 – 0 and became the West Central District 3 Champions! They move to the first round of regionals on Tuesday, May 17 at Harry Lang […]

US Athletics Update: Week of 4/22-5/5

May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

4/26 Charles Wright vs Cascade Christian
CWA- 5 Cascade Christian- 0
Singles – Alexis Schorno(CWA) def. Dani Tang 6-0, 6-2
Singles – Meera Patel(CWA) def. Elizabeth Jennings 6-0, 6-0

Doubles – Maddie Gonzalez/Seol(CWA) def. Cooksley/Jung 6-0, 6-2
Doubles – Kate […]

Inkblots: The 2016 Lit Mag Goes Down the Rabbit Hole

May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The 2015-16 edition of the Charles Wright Academy literary magazine (or “lit mag”), Inkblots, was published in early May. Below, editor Viola Michlitsch-Rambo ’18 describes the process behind curating and publishing this longstanding Tarrier publication.

The lit mag has been published annually under the name Inkblots for 18 years. Students can join the lit mag staff as part of a club rather than a class. We convene as a staff every Friday morning during clubs period to discuss our ideas for themes and tally scoresheets. […]

Report to Families Is A Snapshot of School Life

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The Report to Families is a snapshot of the Charles Wright Academy community over the past year. Using infographics, charts, and narratives, it tells the story of who we are, where we are going, and why that matters.

Here’s just a sampling of what you can learn in this year’s Report to Families: […]

“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