We’re excited you’re considering a Charles Wright education for your child. You share the belief with Charles Wright families that the greatest investment you can make is in your child’s education. We will honor that investment by inspiring your child to achieve their personal best in mind, body, and spirit. Along with the current tuition rates below, read on to learn more about the Charles Wright financial aid process.

CWA Tuition for 2017-2018

Junior kindergarten (full-day pre-k) $19,140
Kindergarten through grade 5 $22,870
Grades 6-8 $24,980
Grades 9-12 $25,810

Families can pay for tuition utilizing a tuition payment plan. Our plans provide options for paying tuition in one, three, or nine payments over the course of the academic year.

Financial Aid
We will happily consider any admitted student for need-based financial aid support after they have received their acceptance to Charles Wright Academy. Financial need is not considered at any point during the admission process. If your family will need assistance in order to make an enrollment decision for your child, please complete the financial aid process.

If your family is new to the financial aid process, we encourage you to learn more about Affording Independent School through the National Association of Independent Schools. You’ll find helpful information about applying for aid, including three financial aid case studies under the ‘Sample Aid Calculations‘ tab.

One of every three CWA students receives financial assistance—more than $2.2 million was awarded in 2016-2017 alone. Our Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions will help get you started.

We encourage you to apply for aid through the following steps:

  • Submit the SSS by NAIS online (Charles Wright Academy school code: 2314)
  • Submit all requested tax forms online, by email, or in person. Families applying for aid will also need to submit the IRS form 4506-T.
  • We continue to accept financial aid applications throughout the year as financial aid funds remain available.

Pacific Northwest Upper School Tuition Comparison
What is the cost of attendance at other Pacific Northwest independent schools? Here are some examples of 2016-17 tuition costs at peer institutions outside of the South Sound area:

The Northwest School $33,665
The Bush School $32,290
Lakeside School $32,000
University Prep School $32,750
Seattle Academy $32,382
Oregon Episcopal $30,700
The Catlin Gabel School $29,640


Additional Costs
CWA offers bus service as well as breakfast, lunch, and after school snack—all for an additional charge. We do not charge a standard technology fee or sports fee. Other costs may include books, special trips, sports equipment, and musical instruments—some of which can be covered by financial aid for families who qualify.

Lower School offers enrichment programs and clubs after school, as well as after care for students age 5 and older, at an additional cost. Middle School after care is included with tuition.