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Charles Wright Academy
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

Nominations Open for 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards

Each year in April an outstanding faculty and staff member are chosen for the Inspirational Faculty Award and the Christopher Steele Award, respectively. We rely on nominations from the community to make the selection and ask that you take a moment to submit a nomination if you have an outstanding candidate in mind for one or [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Upper School Knowledge Bowl Team Wins State Championship

Charles Wright Academy’s Upper School Knowledge Bowl team won the 2A Washington state championship on Saturday, March 18, at the state tournament at Arlington High School. The 2A division is one division higher than the Tarriers typically compete in based on the size of the school; the team won the 3A state title in 2015. [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Senior Cooper Cochran Signs Letter of Intent to Play Football at UPS

Charles Wright Academy senior Cooper Cochran signed a letter of intent on Friday, March 10, to play football at the University of Puget Sound. His family, coaches, trainer, teachers, and classmates—including from the Lower School—were in attendance to celebrate his latest accomplishment with him. “I started playing football when I was thirteen at Charles Wright,” [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|News, 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

Upper Schoolers Participate in Winterim 2017

Upper Schoolers at Charles Wright Academy spent the week of Presidents’ Day 2017 participating in the annual experiential education tradition known as Winterim. Hundreds of students chose one of 24 course offerings ranging from local service learning opportunities to outdoor education hikes to international travel and cultural exchange programs. The goal of these courses is [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|News, 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

Japanese Students Receive Honors in National Art Contest

Four Charles Wright students studying Japanese received accolades in the 2017 Nengajo (Japanese New Year card) Competition, a national art contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. Middle Schooler Cedar O. '22 placed first in the CG (computer generated; above) category in the middle school division while Beixi H. '17 placed second [...]

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