International Students

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International Students 2018-08-14T08:53:28+00:00

Charles Wright welcomes students from around the world to our beautiful campus in the Pacific Northwest. We have recently enrolled students from China, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, and Poland. We provide home stays where students live with a host family arranged by Charles Wright. Hosts provide students with accommodations, transportation and meals, and also guidance, friendship, and assistance during the school year. International Students participate in a four-day orientation at Charles Wright prior to the start of the academic year, and our International Student Coordinator Ann Vogel provides support throughout their time here.

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. In addition to an online application for admission, international students must submit a TOEFL score, conduct a Skype interview with one of our admissions staff, and submit copies of a passport and bank-verified financial statement. Students from China: Please follow the application instructions below.

Before You Apply
Charles Wright Academy strongly encourages entry into the 9th or 10th grade for international students. Exceptions are made on occasion for well-qualified students interested in other grades. Please inquire for more information.

Charles Wright Academy does not offer any ESL support; therefore strong English skills are required for international applicants.
*NOTE – TOEFL minimums are as follows:

Grade 8: TOEFL 70
Grade 9: TOEFL 75
Grade 10: TOEFL 80
Grade 11: TOEFL 90

All CWA students take an additional world language—Spanish, French, or Japanese.

Applicants from China
International students coming from China should work through the Cambridge Institute of International Education to apply to Charles Wright. We partner with Cambridge to help Chinese students work through the admissions process and ensure proper placement. To submit an application, please contact the Cambridge Institute at charleswright@thecambridgeinstitute.org.

Applicants from Other Countries
Please download our International Application Procedures for 2017-18, which provides step-by-step instructions for submitting your application to Charles Wright.

Tuition for International Students
The following tuition and fees applies to international students for the 2018-19 year in the grades 9-12:

Tuition | $42,612
International Student Orientation Fee (On campus orientation) | $1,000
Cambridge Student Orientation Fee (New students from China only; orientation takes place in China)  | $1,000
Homestay Fee (Includes room, board, and transportation to and from school) | $10,500
Student Health Insurance | $1,350
Discretionary Fund for Incidental Expenses (Unused portion is refundable on an annual basis) | $1,000
I-20 Processing Fee (New students only) | $250
Total Cost of Attending Charles Wright Upper School, 2018-19 | $59,212

The following tuition and fees applies to international students for the 2018-19 year in the grades 6-8:

Tuition | $44,290
International Student Orientation Fee (On campus orientation) | $1,000
Cambridge Student Orientation Fee (New students from China only; orientation takes place in China)  | $1,000
Homestay Fee (Includes room, board, and transportation to and from school) | $10,500
Student Health Insurance | $1,350
Discretionary Fund for Incidental Expenses (Unused portion is refundable on an annual basis) | $1,000
I-20 Processing Fee (New students only) | $250
Total Cost of Attending Charles Wright Middle School, 2018-19 | $58,206

Questions?
Contact Ann Vogel at avogel@charleswright.org or at 253-620-8356.

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