How to Apply
Upper School: Grades 9-12
1. Application and fee
After creating an account in the parent portal, complete the online application and submit the application fee. Once the online application and the application fee are submitted, please use the online checklist in your portal as a guide to completing the next steps.
2. Complete and submit the Parent Questionnaire
3. Upload a photo of the applicant
4. Schedule an assessment
Applicants for grades 9-12 will take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).
We are offering the following dates for testing at Charles Wright Academy:
- Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
- Thursday, December 17, 2020, 8:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
- Saturday, January 30, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
Please call us with the date that you’ve selected, and we will give you an “event code” to complete your registration for the ISEE. Your student can also choose to take the ISEE at home at a date and time that works best for you. ISEE exams should be completed no later than February 7, 2021. This is also a great time to schedule a personal tour if you haven’t already been to campus (or it’s been a while).
5. School Records
Within your parent portal checklist, please locate “School Records Request”. You will have the opportunity to enter the email address of the school administrator who is responsible for grades, school records, or progress reports at your child’s current school. This will contact the school to send us your child‘s school records directly. The checklist item named “School Records” will be marked complete once the records have been received by Charles Wright.
6. Teacher references
Please provide your child’s current Math and English teacher’s names and email addresses on the Teacher Reference Form in the parent portal. Charles Wright will use this information to send an online confidential reference form to your child’s current teachers. Teacher Evaluations should be received by January 29, 2021.
7. Student Questionnaire
We’re excited to learn more about you as an applicant including your academic and extracurricular interests. Students can collaboratively complete this section with the help of a parent, though older students may choose to complete this section independently.
Applicants for grades 9-11 will participate in a 20-30 minute zoom interview with the Divisional Director or the Director of Enrollment Management. This can take place most weekdays between 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please call (253) 620-8373 to schedule. We look forward to getting to know you better!
9. Tour (optional)
We highly encourage your family to tour CWA and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful 107-acre campus. We welcome families for an individual tour and will adhere to health and safety protocols. Morning visits work best although we can accommodate other times when necessary. Please call (253) 620-8373 or email us to schedule your family’s tour.