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Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467
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One Year Later: A Sea of Learning

Earth has almost completed a full circuit around the sun since I began my Charles Wright journey on July 1, 2016. As I lean back, close my eyes and review the year in my mind’s eye, images of joy and fun and challenge, of laughter and tears and skinned knees, and of focus and intensity [...]

By | 2017-06-16T12:55:22+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Class of 2017 Graduates from Charles Wright Academy

Tacoma, Wash. – The Class of 2017 graduated from Charles Wright Academy on Saturday, June 10, in an outdoor commencement ceremony on the lawn between the Lower School and the Upper School. Seventy-four seniors received their diplomas, each from a faculty member whom they personally requested to present the honor. Aerial footage by Jasper Xin '18 Upper School Head Bill White [...]

By | 2017-06-16T16:15:18+00:00 June 12th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

US Math Teacher Gil LeFrancois Wins 2017 Inspirational Faculty Award

Each year the Parent Association solicits 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 [...]

By | 2017-06-14T11:12:16+00:00 June 11th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Class of 2024 Moves On to Middle School

Tacoma, Wash. – Charles Wright’s Class of 2024 celebrated the culmination of their Lower School education on Friday, June 9, with a fifth grade moving-on ceremony in the Donn Laughlin Theater in the Robert A. Camner Language and Performing Arts Center on campus. Forty-six students were honored in front of family, friends, and faculty for their kindness, sense of [...]

By | 2017-06-16T08:43:17+00:00 June 10th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Charles Wright Academy Community Reading Opportunity

The following is from Head Librarian and Diversity Committee Chair Sam Harris. This spring, at the suggestion of the Charles Wright Diversity Committee, the senior leadership team agreed there is inherent value in a community reading opportunity over the coming academic year. Two books were chosen with the goal of expanding knowledge and skills in [...]

By | 2017-06-16T11:14:11+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Mandy Wyatt Receives 2017 Lifetime Teaching Award

“I am sure you have more praise than you have room for, as Mandy is a special person.” With more than 50 years’ teaching experience—28 of which have been here at Charles Wright—Mandy Wyatt has indeed, as former fellow teacher Turi Janes describes above, garnered heaps of praise. Her colleagues all observe that Mandy’s compassion, [...]

By | 2017-06-14T11:10:36+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

John Lemma Receives 2017 Lifetime Teaching Award

“What can we conclude?” This is the question longtime Upper School history teacher John Lemma regularly posits to his students, according to colleague David Kangas. “John is the scholarly educator who invites students to view history with a careful eye,” David observes. “The student in John’s class learns that history is a mix of truths, [...]

By | 2017-06-06T16:21:26+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Amy Senftleben Wins 2017 Steele 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 [...]

By | 2017-06-06T16:12:24+00:00 June 6th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Athletic Update: May 22, 2017

1A State Track and Field Meet is May 25-27 at Roos Field - Cheney, Washington - Eastern Washington University Girls are district for the second year in a row! RubyJoy Pike, DISTRICT CHAMP, Discus Connor Currier, 2nd place, Shot Put Adam Briejer 2nd place, 1600m Julia Hanly, 2nd place, 800m Brenna Sclair, 3rd place, 800m [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:40+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments