At CWA, we believe interscholastic athletics are an integral part of a student’s education and provide valuable learning experiences. Fostering teamwork and encouraging students to persevere, the athletic and fitness program provides students the opportunity to participate in something bigger than themselves on competitive sports teams. Our goal is to promote healthy lifestyles and the importance of lifelong fitness.
Upper School Athletics
All Upper School students are required to participate in athletics and fitness activities. CWA athletes compete in the Nisqually League 1A.
More than 70 percent of Upper School students participate in competitive athletics through 15 teams, and Charles Wright has won state championships in boys’ basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, and soccer and in girls’ cross-country and tennis.
We offer a mix of competitive and noncompetitive programs, and every student participates in four seasons of sports or fitness activities during school hours. Middle School students may also compete in Ultimate on the club level.
Seventh and eighth graders compete against other middle schools through the Washington State Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA). Sixth graders also compete in select sports.
In the Lower School, students take physical education classes three to four times per week, have recess twice each day, and may join additional sports activities after school such as Running Club track meets with other local schools; Flag Football, Basketball, and Soccer skills clinics.