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Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467
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Class of 2016 Graduates from Charles Wright Academy

Tacoma, Wash. – The Class of 2016 graduated from Charles Wright Academy on Saturday, June 11, in an outdoor commencement ceremony on the lawn between the Lower School and the Upper School on a warm and sunny evening. Seventy seniors received their diplomas, each from a faculty member whom they personally requested to present the honor. […]

By |June 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Creighton King Wins 2016 Inspirational Faculty Award

Each year the Parent Association solicits Inspirational Faculty Award nominations from students, families, alumni, and faculty for an award to acknowledge the unique qualities of an individual teacher that inspire students to learn, families to cherish their child’s experience, alumni to reflect on their CWA days, and faculty to continue to strive to maintain their high standards both in and out of the classroom. […]

By |June 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Class of 2023 Moves On to Middle School

Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright’s Class of 2023 celebrated the culmination of their Lower School education on Friday, June 10, with a fifth grade moving-on ceremony in the Donn Laughlin Theater in the Robert A. Camner Language and Performing Arts Center on campus. […]

By |June 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

The Class of 2020 Celebrates Eighth Grade Graduation

Tacoma, Wash. – The Charles Wright Class of 2020 celebrated eighth grade graduation on Thursday, June 9, in the Middle School Commons. […]

By |June 9th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Gary Petersen Receives 2016 Lifetime Teaching Award

Retiring Charles Wright Academy faculty members who retire with a minimum of 20 years of service to the school receive a Lifetime Teaching Award. In 2016 three Tarrier teachers received this honor.

We Tarriers often speak of our affinity for lifelong learning. One of the hallmarks of a CWA education is the duality of challenge and support—setting high expectations while providing guidance and a safe environment for exploration and growth. It’s fitting, then, that Gary Petersen ’69 embodies the compassion necessary to teach a course focusing on life lessons that so perfectly encapsulates that duality: the ever-popular Upper School criminology class. […]

By |June 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Rob Camner Receives 2016 Lifetime Teaching Award

Retiring Charles Wright Academy faculty members who retire with a minimum of 20 years of service to the school receive a Lifetime Teaching Award. In 2016 three Tarrier teachers received this honor.

Rob Camner is renowned for asking questions. After all, it is the hallmark of a lifelong learner to ponder problem solving and pursue intellectual inquiry, and CWA’s ethos of inspiring lifelong learners is an implicit but critical component of the mission. It’s fitting, then, that Rob is the school’s longest-serving Headmaster and a member of the Upper School faculty. […]

By |June 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Carol Mahar Jones Receives 2016 Lifetime Teaching Award

Retiring Charles Wright Academy faculty members who retire with a minimum of 20 years of service to the school receive a Lifetime Teaching Award. In 2016 three Tarrier teachers received this honor.

Jules Verne may have immortalized the adventures inherent in traveling around the world in 80 days, but Carol Mahar Jones has traveled around the world repeatedly for almost a decade—without leaving campus. […]

By |June 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Chef Sheila Clemans Wins 2016 Staff Award

Chris Steele was a 1982 graduate of Charles Wright. As a student, he threw himself into what Charles Wright had to offer. He played soccer, took an active part in Donn Laughlin’s drama productions, both backstage and onstage, and was a talented art student. He had a particular love for the outdoors, and those who went on trips with Chris recall his passionate enthusiasm for hiking and climbing. After a long fight with cancer, Chris passed away in 2002. In his memory, his family and friends have established an award to honor a Charles Wright staff member who has made an outstanding contribution to the school and its students and faculty. […]

By |June 6th, 2016|News|0 Comments

CWA Building Named After Headmaster Rob Camner Upon His Retirement

Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright Academy celebrated retiring Headmaster Rob Camner in an outdoor celebration on Saturday, June 4, during which it was unveiled that the school’s Language and Performing Arts Building would be named in his honor.  […]

By |June 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

US Athletics Update: Week of May 9

Soccer

Boys’ soccer defeated a fast and talented Klahowya team 3 – 0 and became the West Central District 3 Champions! They move to the first round of regionals on Tuesday, May 17 at Harry Lang Stadium at 6:30pm.

Tennis

Girls’ tennis won the League Championship. Alexis Schorno first place and Meera Patel third place in singles. Maddy […]

By |May 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments