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7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467
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Tarriers Win Bronze Medal at 2017 International iGEM Giant Jamboree Hosted by MIT

Boston, Mass. – Three Upper School students from Charles Wright Academy were members of an award-winning team of researchers at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Giant Jamboree held Nov. 9-13. Kian Croston ’18, Keshava Katti ’18, and Jonathan Zacarias ’18 were part of a 13-person team that also included high school and college [...]

By | 2017-11-17T16:03:45+00:00 November 17th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Artist and CWA Parent Audrey Tulimiero Welch Presents “Body Tree Map”

Opening reception with artist Q&A to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the CWA Upper School Ted Sanford Art GalleryRegister for free here by Rosemary Ponnekanti Audrey Tulimiero Welch is not your average artist to show at Charles Wright Academy’s art gallery. For starters, the New Jersey native has [...]

By | 2017-10-31T15:58:35+00:00 October 30th, 2017|News, Share|0 Comments

Wright Angle Robotics Prepare for 2017-2018 Season

The cross-divisional Charles Wright Academy robotics team, the Wright Angles, begin their 2017-2018 competitive season at their first league meet on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Bellarmine Preparatory School. This co-ed team of Tarriers in grades 7-12 boasts 26 students—the largest group in the team's six-year history. For regular updates on [...]

By | 2017-10-27T16:21:37+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

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