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Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson

Admissions Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller

Associate Director of Admissions

Steve Saalfeld

Steve Saalfeld

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor

Advancement Assistant

Ann Vogel

Ann Vogel

International Student Coordinator


Tuition and Financial Aid


It will come as no surprise that the tremendous personal attention, exceptional facilities, proven quality and lifelong value of the Charles Wright education requires a substantial investment. Thousands of CWA alumni, parents and students believe that investment has delivered endless and extraordinary returns.

CWA Tuition for 2015-2016 

Junior kindergarten (full-day pre-k) $17,980
Kindergarten through grade 5 $21,480
Grades 6-8 $23,460
Grades 9-12 $24,240

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

Financial Aid

One of every four CWA students receives financial assistance — more than $2 million was awarded in 2014-2015 alone. Our Financial Aid Application Checklist will help get you started. Families applying for aid will also need to submit the IRS form 4506-T.

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 'Applying for Aid' tab.

Grades 9-12 tuition at other Pacific Northwest independent schools for 2014-2015

What is the cost of attendance at other Northwest independent schools? Here are some examples of tuition costs at peer institutions outside of the South Sound area:

The Northwest School                 $30,825
The Bush School $29,850
Lakeside School $29,800
University Prep School $29,500
Seattle Academy $29,658
Oregon Episcopal $28,000
The Catlin Gabel School $26,990

Additional Costs

CWA offers bus service, and breakfast, lunch and after school snack, all for an additional charge. Other costs may include books, special trips, sports equipment and/or musical instruments--some of which can be covered by financial aid for families who qualify. See our Application Instructions (under CWA links) for additional information.

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