International Students

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International Students

Charles Wright welcomes students from around the world to our beautiful campus in the Pacific Northwest.

We have recently enrolled students from China, Lithuania, Sweden, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia. 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 Director of International Programs, 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.

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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. Although most students apply to enroll in the fall trimester, we consider mid-year enrollments (typically November and March) on a space-available basis. Please inquire for more information.

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

Contact Cambridge

Applicants Wishing to Transfer from Other American or Canadian Schools

F-1 and J-1 students currently studying at an American school and interested in applying to Charles Wright should contact Director of International Programs Ann Vogel at to inquire about availability.

Inquire about Transferring

Applicants from Other Countries

Please contact Ann Vogel, Director of International Programs, at

English Requirements

Charles Wright Academy does not offer ESL support; therefore, strong English skills are required for international applicants.

TOEFL Minimums

Grade 8: TOEFL 70

Grade 9: TOEFL 75

Grade 10: TOEFL 80

Grade 11: TOEFL 90

World Languages

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


Contact Ann Vogel at or at 253-620-8356