matt culberson, head of school, headmaster

Welcome to Charles Wright Academy!

Our school is an extraordinary place to be a student. We have a beautiful 107-acre campus with impressive facilities that provide space for what really matters: the learning experience children share with their classmates and the extraordinary commitment to care that each of our faculty and staff has for your child. Wander our website and you will get a sense of our community’s values of generosity, responsibility, intellectual curiosity, perseverance, and integrity.

When I first visited Charles Wright I was struck by the health and vibrancy that was palpable everywhere. From the kindergartners’ joyful creating and executing of imaginary games on the playground and their excitement to quickly transition to reading books, to the Middle Schoolers engaged in thoughtful conversation about hunger and social justice even as they eagerly anticipated the Ultimate tournament that afternoon, to the richness of conversation among Upper School students in their Advanced Placement classes, there is a healthily balanced program that includes amazing opportunities to engage in academics, arts, and athletics. The experience of being a Charles Wright student is truly extraordinary.

At the most foundational level, this experience is possible because of the remarkable, talented, and committed faculty. Our faculty is dedicated to helping each of our students learn how to think, not what to think. They are invested in the success of each student—a success that is measured in many ways, from vibrant peer relationships; to scores on standardized tests; to college placement; to developing qualities of teamwork, leadership, and healthy habits of a lifetime. At Charles Wright Academy, your child will have the opportunity to grow into his or her greatest potential.

I hope our website will whet your appetite to know more about our great school, but more importantly, come visit us! We would love to show you and share with you our extraordinary learning community.

Matt Culberson
Head of School