Charles Wright Academy

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Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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International Students

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International Students 2017-10-23T11:00:28+00:00

Charles Wright welcomes students from around the world to our beautiful campus in the Pacific Northwest. We have recently enrolled students from China, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Australia, and Poland. We provide home stays where students live with a host family arranged by Charles Wright. Hosts provide students with accommodations, transportation and meals, and also guidance, friendship, and assistance during the school year. International Students participate in a four-day orientation at Charles Wright prior to the start of the academic year, and our International Student Coordinator Ann Vogel provides support throughout their time here.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. In addition to an online application for admission, international students must submit a TOEFL score, conduct a Skype interview with one of our admissions staff, and submit copies of a passport and bank-verified financial statement. Students from China: Please follow the application instructions below.

Before You Apply
Charles Wright Academy strongly encourages entry into the 9th or 10th grade for international students. Exceptions are made on occasion for well-qualified students interested in other grades. Please inquire for more information.

Charles Wright Academy does not offer any ESL support; therefore strong English skills are required for international applicants. All CWA students take an additional world language—Spanish, French, or Japanese.

Applicants from China
International students coming from China should work through the Cambridge Institute of International Education to apply to Charles Wright. We partner with Cambridge to help Chinese students work through the admissions process and ensure proper placement. To submit an application, please contact the Cambridge Institute at

Applicants from Other Countries
Please download our International Application Procedures for 2017-18, which provides step-by-step instructions for submitting your application to Charles Wright.

Contact Ann Vogel at or at 253-620-8356.