How to Apply

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How to Apply 2018-10-05T15:33:31+00:00

Applications Due: Jan 15, 2019

Financial Aid Applications Due: Jan 15, 2019

Apply to CWA

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Step by Step Guide:



Fill out our online application through our admissions portal, available at The portal will prompt you to provide us with the following:

Demographic Information

Application Photo

Parent Questionnaire

Student Questionnaire

School Records

Teacher Recommendation(s)


Application Fee

Once you have completed the application, submit the appropriate application fee online. To request a fee waiver, please contact the admissions office.

Applicants for grades Jr. K-5: $80 (includes assessment fee)

Applicants for grades 6-12: $40



Jr K – K and Grade 1 – 5
Applicants for grades Jr. K-5 must have an assessment conducted in the Admissions Office. To make your reservation, email us here.

For all those that complete the parent and student portion of the CWA application, we offer ISEE testing on weekdays. Make your reservation at

Grade 6 – 12
Visit to view information about the ISEE (including practice materials) or to schedule the ISEE at another testing site. Our ISEE school code is 481368. Please be sure to add this code to your ISEE registration after you select a testing date.

Although we do not administer the SSAT on our campus, we will accept SSAT scores Our SSAT school code is 2304. Visit for more information. With any questions about testing, please see below or email us here


Student Visit

We require an individual visit for your student to get to know Charles Wright Academy and for us to get to know your student. Please call us to schedule your appointment, which can be combined with a tour of campus and/or the admissions assessment.

Schedule a Visit

Jr K – K

Grade 1 – 5

Grade 6 – 12


Gesell Developmental Observation – Revised (GDO-R)

Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) Fifth Edition

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)


Weekdays 3:30pm or 4:30pm

Th and Fri 8am and 9am



45 minutes

1 hour

3 hours


Understand the developmental progress of a 4-5 year old

Understand the cognitive skills of a 7 – 11 year old

Understand content-based knowledge relative to the student’s current grade


One-on-One proctored assessment

One-on-One proctored assessment

Online assessment using Admissions laptop

Welcome to Charles Wright Academy

Contact Us

Admissions: 253.620.8373
Lower School: 253.620.8800
Middle School: 253.620.8400
Upper School: 253.620.8300
Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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