About Charles Wright Academy
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy seniors Teddy Grenley ’15 and Philip Grenley ’15 were featured in this week's KING 5 Prep Zone segment chronicling their journey to their potential fourth straight Washington state boys’ doubles tennis title.
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy on Monday entered a full week of programming for its seventh annual Global Teen Summit. The Upper School welcomed high school student and faculty delegates from China, Colombia, Poland, and the United Kingdom on Thursday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Sept. 26, and will engage in cultural, social justice, and philanthropic exchanges through Oct. 5.
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy’s Spirit Auction committee wishes to welcome Tarriers to Bollywood, inviting the community to let our spirit soar as we celebrate the largest fund-raiser of the year during the 2015 Spirit Auction.
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright celebrated a long-running fall tradition on Friday, Sept. 19, inviting all enrolled families to campus for the annual Headmaster’s Picnic. Hundreds of people flooded the Lower School Commons, outdoor playgrounds, grassy lawns, Middle School Commons, and athletic fields for carnival games, inflatable jungle gyms, and plenty of food.
Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art Upper School science labs after a $750,000 facilities overhaul was completed over the summer.
After coming off a winning 2013 season (6-2) and finishing second in the Nisqually League, the CWA football team is gearing up for another exciting fall. Below, 2012 National Football Foundation Coach of the Year Mike Finch shares a preview of what Tarrier fans can look forward to when the 2014 season begins on September 5 at home against Tenino High School.
Steve Munn ’81 knows a thing or two about adventure.
Having worked for companies such as Reebok, Pepsi, and Vans prior to becoming president of JanSport in 2007, he gravitates toward brands that promote active and adventurous lifestyles. “At the core of people that work for brands like Vans and JanSport is a passion for the products we make and what those products enable,” he says. “Of course, we still have to run a business and deal with the challenges that go with that—it’s just a lot more fun when it involves action and adventure.”
If one could take snapshots of a day in the life of seniors in late May every year, the photos would capture them not lingering on the senior stage in the Upper School commons, sequestered in the library cramming for that last final, or even tossing a Frisbee on the lawn but instead in boardrooms, dental clinics, restaurant kitchens, research labs, operating rooms, and other real-world classrooms throughout and beyond the Puget Sound region.