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 Fall Sports All League Honors

November 30th, 2015|0 Comments


Abbie Jackson- Nisqually All-League 1st Team, 2nd Team TNT All-Area, Max Preps AVCA Player of the Week of Oct. 26
Lauren Meadowcroft- Nisqually All-League 1st Team
Kaylee Kim- Nisqually All-League 1st Team
Alli Knowles- Nisqually All-League 2nd Team
Mindy […]

CWA to Host Annual Emergency Food Network Event Empty Bowls

November 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy is hosting the Emergency Food Network’s Empty Bowls event on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. More than 500 people attend every year; the event is free and open to the South Puget Sound community. […]

Traditional Kamishibai Cultural Exchange in Japanese Classes

November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Upper School Japanese teacher Stephanie Rush Glenn ’86 shares highlights from November’s traditional storytelling and tea ceremony. Learn more about this lesson in cultural exchange below! […]

Kid- (and Parent-) Friendly Admissions for Early Childhood Education

November 4th, 2015|0 Comments

They say parenting is not for the faint of heart. However, exploring the possibility of a private school kindergarten should not send a parent reaching for the antacid. Reading this Washington Post article made me especially grateful for the laid-back culture we enjoy here in the Pacific Northwest. […]

“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