Sophomore Outdoor Ed Trips @ Various Locations
Sep 24 – Sep 29 all-day
Sophomore Outdoor Ed Trips @ Various Locations

It’s that time! Sophomores, Upper School faculty, and CWA staff will embark on the annual autumn tradition that is Outdoor Ed. During the 2016-2017 school year, the sophomore Outdoor Ed trips take place September 24-29.

Through a well-planned experiential outdoors program, the faculty aim to develop positive lifetime values and skills in our students. We want the students to gain an appreciation of themselves through the outdoors. It is also our intention that students will develop profound and rewarding relationships with classmates and faculty. We want to promote curiosity, observation, and understanding of natural systems, while encouraging an attitude of concern and informed awareness about the environment.

Upper School Info Night @ Phyllis Kriese Commons
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Upper School Info Night @ Phyllis Kriese Commons

Current Lower School and Middle School parents and guardians are invited to Upper School Information Night to learn more about the US program, including academics, athletics, arts, clubs, extracurriculars, and student life.

College Night for Junior Parents @ Donn Laughlin Theater
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
College Night for Junior Parents @ Donn Laughlin Theater

We invite parents and guardians of members of the Class of 2018 to join Academic Dean and Director of College Counseling Katie Ryan as well as Associate Director of College Counseling Noel Blyler to learn more about the college search and application processes.

No Classes: Fall Faculty In-Service Day @ CWA
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
No Classes: Fall Faculty In-Service Day @ CWA

The fall 2016 faculty in-service day is Friday, October 14. There will be no classes for students in grades junior kindergarten through 12.

This year Charles Wright Academy will be hosting the annual NWAIS Fall Educators Conference on campus during this in-service day.

Tacoma Independent School College Fair @ Tarrier Dome
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tacoma Independent School College Fair @ Tarrier Dome

All Upper School students and their parents are encouraged to attend this annual college planning event. Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities from all over the U.S. and several countries abroad will provide information about their institutions and answer questions.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn of the many options available in higher education, to meet college admission professionals, and to “shop” for colleges that might be a good match. Please join us!

Meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities:

  • Arizona State University
  • Bennington College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Bucknell University
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • California Lutheran University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Central Washington University
  • Colby College
  • College of Idaho
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Davidson College
  • Dominican University
  • Drexel University
  • Durham University
  • Earlham College
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Eckerd College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – AZ
  • Emerson College
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gonzaga University
  • Goucher College
  • Grinnell College
  • Hamilton College – NY
  • Hampshire College
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • High Point University
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • Knox College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lehigh University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Linfield College
  • LIU Global
  • Macalester College
  • Marlboro College
  • Marquette University
  • McDaniel College
  • Middlebury College
  • Mills College
  • Montana State University
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • New York University
  • Occidental College
  • Pacific University
  • Pomona College
  • Portland State University
  • Prescott College
  • Quest University Canada
  • Reed College
  • Regis University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Salve Regina University
  • San Diego State University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Scripps College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Sewanee The University of the South
  • Simmons College
  • Simon Fraser
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Spelman College
  • St. John’s College – Annapolis
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Olaf College
  • The Evergreen State College
  • The George Washington University
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Miami
  • University of Montana, Missoula
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Washington, Bothell
  • Ursinus College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Washington State University
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Washington University
  • Wheaton College
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth University
Spirit Auction Kick-Off Event @ LS Commons
Oct 19 @ 8:15 am – 10:00 am
Spirit Auction Kick-Off Event @ LS Commons

The Spirit Auction team is gearing up for yet another epic event, which is slated for March 4, 2017. In fact, we are excited to host our annual Spirit Auction kick-off event on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. in the Lower School Commons.

To see the committee’s top 10 reasons for attending the kick-off, party, read this fun blog post. We look forward to seeing you there!

Grand Reunion @ CWA
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
Grand Reunion @ CWA

Join us for the biggest alumni gathering of the year! We are excited to welcome back the Class of 1966 for their Golden (50th) Reunion as well as alumni of all ages back to campus to celebrate the Tarrier spirit.

October 21 at 5 p.m. – Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
Please join us as we induct the 2016 class of Tarrier athletes and coaches into the Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame celebration in the Phyllis Kriese Commons in the Upper School. Beverages and appetizers will be provided as we celebrate the newest inductees’ accomplishments before heading down to the football game against Chimacum at 7 p.m.

October 22 at 6 p.m.
Reunion Night (dinner, drinks, entertainment, and class reunions) for guests ages 21 and older. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Homecoming @ CWA
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
Homecoming @ CWA

Tarriers of all ages are celebrating Homecoming 2016 on Friday, October 21. Lower Schoolers are invited to wear their spirit shirts and partake of a particularly festive Town Meeting, while Middle Schoolers and Upper Schoolers will be bleeding green during pep rallies in preparation for the football game against Chimacum at 7 p.m.

Alumni are invited to join us in the Phyllis Kriese Commons at 5 p.m. for beverages and appetizers as we induct the Class of 2016 Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame before heading to the alumni tent at Haertl Field for the game.

Alumni are also invited for a second evening of festivities on Saturday, October 22, for Grand Reunion 2016. Click here to learn more about that event!

Go Tarriers!