Daily Bus Service
Charles Wright provides daily bus service to students, for a fee, and every day more than 150 students ride our buses to school.
Bus Drivers Are an Extension of Our School
At CWA, we consider transportation an extension of the classroom. The transportation team is not only a means to provide access to the Charles Wright experience, but they are also a vital part of the Charles Wright experience as a whole. The transportation team is the first to greet many Tarriers in the morning, and the last to see them home. Our drivers are highly-trained, and considered teachers on the road.
Areas We Serve
The school’s 107-acre campus is located in Tacoma near Chambers Bay. We primarily serve four major areas in the South Puget Sound region: Pierce County, south King County, Kitsap County, and Thurston County. The school’s carpool directory helps parents and students who live a distance from campus coordinate rides to after-school activities.
Charles Wright is a coeducational independent school for college-bound students Preschool through grade 12, with an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school all on one campus. We are a diverse and inclusive learning community helping students reach their intellectual, artistic, and athletic best.
Our Tacoma bus route makes several stops in the North End neighborhood. We also have stops in Dash Point, Puyallup, Sumner, Steilacoom, Dupont, and Gig Harbor. The bus meets our Vashon students at the ferry terminal at Point Defiance. In addition, we have several Charles Wright students living on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The majority of our students live right here in Pierce County. A number of families have even moved to Pierce County just so their children can attend Charles Wright!
South King County
Charles Wright Academy has more than 220 students living in south King County. The school offers these girls and boys daily bus service from Kent, Auburn, Des Moines, Midway, and Federal Way. The bus meets our Vashon students at the ferry terminal at Point Defiance.
Charles Wright Academy’s campus is located close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, making it easily accessible for students who live along the Highway 16 and Highway 3 corridors. Charles Wright offers daily bus service from Silverdale, Bremerton, and Port Orchard. We have students who live in Olalla, Keyport, Poulsbo, Vaughn, and Belfair as well.
Charles Wright Academy has nearly 60 students living in Thurston County. The school offers daily bus service from Tumwater, Olympia, and Lacey. We also have students from Yelm, Rochester, and Rainier.