Open House @ CWA
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Open House @ CWA | Tacoma | Washington | United States

We invite you and your family to come take a closer look and discover all that Charles Wright has to offer!

At Open House, you will be treated to:

Tours of our award-winning campus
Opportunities to meet and speak with teachers, administrators, students, and parents
Conversations with admissions officers about your next steps in the application process

RSVP today to reserve your spot! Please click here to register. We look forward to seeing you!

Winter Homecoming @ CWA
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Winter Homecoming @ CWA

Please join us for the celebration of the 2017 winter homecoming festivities!

Both the boys and girls basketball teams will be competing: The varsity girls will play at 5:15 p.m. and the JV girls will play at 7 p.m.—both in the Wight Gym. Meanwhile, in the Tarrier Dome, the JV boys basketball team will play at 5:15 p.m. and the varsity boys team will play at 7 p.m.

The Lower School jump rope team will perform at halftime of both varsity games. Senior winter athletes will be introduced and honored in the Dome in between varsity games.

The Sports Boosters will be on hand with food and beverages.

Go Tarriers!

CHADD: February Pierce County Chapter Meeting @ CWA Lower School Commons
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CHADD: February Pierce County Chapter Meeting @ CWA Lower School Commons

At tonight’s monthly CHADD meeting, please join us to hear from Dr. Julie Peterson of Lakewood’s Vital Family Chiropractic office. She will be discussing changing brain chemistry through natural means and supportive care for families and children using drug-free methods.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national nonprofit organization providing education, advocacy, and support for individuals with ADHD. CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications, and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include Attention magazine and a free electronically mailed informational newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals, adults with ADHD, and parents.

Questions? Contact Mary Beth Cole, Charles Wright’s Lower School learning specialist, at 253-620-8823 or at

Film Screening: “The Mask You Live In” @ Donn Laughlin Theater
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Film Screening: "The Mask You Live In" @ Donn Laughlin Theater

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.

Following the screening, there will be a panel and discussion led by Charles Wright Academy faculty, including:

– Director of Athletics Tyler Francis
– Middle and Upper School Teacher and Coach Rob Scotlan
– Lower School Science Teacher Gabriel Newton

This event is free and open to the public. Teenagers are invited to attend with parents and guardians; please click here to see Common Sense Media’s recommendations for appropriate ages and and notes on what the film covers.

The media is invited to attend the screening and cover the post-screening panel discussion. If you would like to attend, please contact Director of Communications and Marketing Kim Banti at 253-620-8353.


The documentary presents the personal narratives of boys and young men and features experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media, further exploring how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

“Just as our culture has harmed women and girls, so too are we harming our boys, which has led to a ‘boy crisis’ in America,” said Newsom. “Our intention is that this film sparks a national conversation around masculinity and helps our boys overcome limiting stereotypes, encouraging them to stay true to themselves.”

Newsom’s first film, Miss Representation, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and exposed the ways in which mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the film’s message, Newsom founded the organization that has become the Representation Project a few months later.

Using film as a catalyst for cultural transformation, the Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance can fulfill their human potential. Take the pledge and join the Representation Project’s movement at

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