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Tacoma, WA 98467

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Charles Wright Academy’s Emergency School Closure Policy

Sometimes school is closed or its opening is delayed because of snow or ice. This decision is made early, and the information is relayed to major local radio and television stations. Through the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), Charles Wright participates in, a consortium of Puget Sound schools that provides emergency closing and [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments

An Extended Outlook

By: Emily Ge '15 Senior Emily Ge '15 reflects on how serving as a columnist at the Tacoma News Tribune has improved her writing and changed her perspective on the craft as she heads off to college. Before I first started writing for the Tacoma News Tribune, I hadn't really put any thought into what [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

So All May Thrive: Boyle Family Looks to Help Generations of Tarriers

By: Joe Boyle More than $130,000 was raised for the 2015 Spirit Auction Fund-A-Need, the Phyllis M. Boyle Student Opportunity Fund. This new endowed fund will live in perpetuity and support Tarriers for generations to come as a resource that provides support to students so they may fully experience all that CWA has to offer [...]

By | April 10th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

A Lifetime of Lessons: An Interview with Chess4Life Founder Elliott Neff

In 2006 Chess4Life founder and national master Elliott Neff began teaching lessons in the Charles Wright Academy Lower School Chess Club. We spoke with Mr. Neff about his love of chess and memories as a coach and mentor to Tarriers, including 2015 Washington state champion Noah Fields '18. To learn more about the Chess Club [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

Charles Wright athlete Nate Mondou ’13 named to 1A-B all-state baseball team

Tacoma, Wash. – The Washington State Baseball Coaches Association named Charles Wright's Nate Mondou to the 1A-B all-state baseball team on June 19. Mondou, who graduated with the Class of 2013 earlier this month, signed a letter of intent to play Division 1 baseball at Wake Forest University this fall. Congratulations, Nate!

By | April 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Sixteen Tarriers Advance to State National History Day Competition

Auburn, Wash. – Sixteen Charles Wright Academy Upper Schoolers are moving on to the Washington state National History Day competition in May after placing in the top three in their respective categories at the South Puget Sound regional competition at Green River Community College on Thursday, March 26. It is the largest group of Tarriers [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Local Families Needed to Host International Students Attending Charles Wright

Tacoma, Wash. - If your family enjoys exploring new cultures and meeting new people, then you would be a great host family for an international student attending Charles Wright Academy for the upcoming academic school year. Hosting an international student is an amazing opportunity to share your home with a resilient exchange student who is [...]

By | March 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2015 Spirit Auction Raises More Than $400,000 for CWA

Tacoma, Wash. – More than 475 friends of the school attended the 28th annual Charles Wright Academy Spirit Auction in the Tarrier Dome on Saturday, March 7. The Bollywood theme inspired bright colors, lively music and dancing, flavorful food, and—most importantly—many bids (1,315, to be exact)! The final fund-raising tally amounted to more than $400,000, [...]

By | March 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Cultural Exchange with Visitors from Mukogawa School

By: Stephanie Glenn '86 Charles Wright Academy has had a partnership with Mukogawa School in Japan for three decades. For the past month, three Mukogawa students have been visiting the CWA Upper School to experience student life as a Tarrier in the Pacific Northwest. Below are photos and anecdotes from World Languages department chair and [...]

By | March 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

College Admissions: Finding the Best Fit

By: Katie Ryan The month of March is a time of high anxiety and rapidly fluctuating emotions for many high school seniors, as college admission decisions arrive and final decisions about where to attend college are made. More than one CWA senior parent has recently described the whole process to me as "a roller coaster [...]

By | March 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments