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7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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Japanese Students from Mukogawa Visit Upper School

Three student visitors from our Japanese sister school in Mukogawa have been visiting Charles Wright for the month of March, attending (and helping in) Japanese classes and homestaying with CWA families until Spring Break next week. Below, Tin-Tin L. '19 shares what she's enjoyed about this opportunity for cultural exchange so far. "Having the Mukogawa [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Matt Culberson on Leading and Teaching with Compassion

As we approach the home stretch of Matt Culberson’s first year as our Head of School, it should come as no surprise to the community that Matt is passionate about the challenging and rewarding work of educating children. Be it expanding course offerings, encouraging equity and inclusion, or supporting professional development, Matt has spent much [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Art Comes Alive for Class of 2023

Sixth graders visited the Seattle Art Museum on a field trip on Friday, March 3, in an example of how experiential education at Charles Wright helps to reinforce what students are learning in the classroom. The Class of 2023 saw the exhibit "Seeing Nature," a show from the collection of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, that's [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Testimonials: The Quisenberry Family

It was with great excitement last summer that we invited the CWA community to view a collection of short films shining a spotlight on what makes Charles Wright Academy so special. In addition to a highlight reel showcasing the academic, artistic, and athletic programs that set CWA apart is a handful of family testimonials wherein Tarriers [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Matt Culberson on the State of the School

Girls and boys varsity basketball games are being played at the same time in the Wight Gym and the Tarrier Dome. Halftime programs feature the Lower School jump-rope team and the tae kwon do students. Middle School students play a game of Ultimate outside and are memorizing Shakespeare in the hallways. MS and US students [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Masculinity and the Mask You Live In

"Why is it so hard being a guy?" "I don't know, Ms. Gerla. It just is." This was a statement from one of my students in digital citizenship several years ago, and it has stuck with me ever since. When I first began teaching the class, I had big plans to address media literacy, stereotypes [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Seventh Graders Compete in Shakespeare Contest

Hark! What voices doth carry through the halls across campus this time of year? It's the seventh graders reciting Shakespeare to teachers, parents and guardians, staff members, and Head of School Matt Culberson as part of their annual contest. This tradition is the precursor to the seventh grade field trip to Ashland in early March, [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Early Bird Pricing for 2017 Spirit Auction Ends Feb. 3

Get grooving, Tarriers! Early bird pricing for the 2017 Spirit Auction closes this Friday, Feb. 3. Click here to purchase tickets, and watch our teaser trailer below in honor of our theme this year: Solid gold!

By | January 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Wright Angle Robotics Team Heading to State Competition

This just in from Wright Angle robotics team co-coach Jim Albers: The CWA Robotics team is going to the Washington state competition! There were some amazing highs and lows on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Baker Middle School in Tacoma, as the CWA Wright Angle team competed in the state-qualifying tournament. We advanced all the way [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Imagining A 21st Century Liberal Arts Education

We can only begin to do, once we have begun to imagine… I slammed into my “mid-life crisis” like a VW bug hitting a bridge abutment. It crushed me! I was so caught up with what I could do, that I lost sight of what I ought to do. Not yet ready to give up [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments