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Q&A with Maria Gonzalez ’19

Maria Gonzalez is a senior who has attended Charles Wright Academy since Kindergarten. Throughout her time at Charles Wright, she developed friendships and was inspired by her teachers to help others to affect social change. In the past year, Gonzalez voiced her beliefs at the United Nations. Q: What piece of advice do you [...]

By | 2018-12-11T09:33:56+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

What is Experiential Education at Charles Wright?

By Greg Bamford, Associate Head of School Experiential education is a longstanding part of a Charles Wright education. For some people, it conjures images of the outdoors - perhaps the 3rd graders studying watershed at Mount Rainier, 8th graders on the Beach Hike, or 10th graders kayaking during Experiential Education Week. And, yes - [...]

By | 2018-12-14T10:07:18+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

What Does Learning Look Like in the Mid-21st Century?

by Greg Bamford, Associate Head of School At Charles Wright, we’re always working on getting better. At the same time, we’re trying to make sure certain things don’t change. That’s the paradox of innovation. As the Associate Head of School for Strategy and Innovation, my role is to help the school navigate the creative [...]

By | 2018-12-14T10:11:16+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

CWA Athletic Recap through 10/12

Upper School Volleyball The Varsity volleyball team won 2 league matches last week against Annie Wright and Bellevue Christian with both matches being 3-0. The Bellevue Christian win was huge as they traveled up to Bellevue to defeat the second place Vikings by a lopsided margin. CWA is 9-0 overall and has only played [...]

By | 2018-10-17T09:34:31+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

CWA Athletic Recap through 10/5

Upper School Cross-Country Girls The Tarriers won the Nisqually League meet at Vashon High School. The top 5 finishers for CWA was (7) Brenna S., (8) Julia H., (9) Madison A., (10) Aalia G., (12) Hannah S. The Charles Wright team also competed in the Lacey Invite this past weekend. Boys CWA boys won [...]

By | 2018-10-09T09:25:01+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Empathetic by Design

by Matt Weiner and Nick Zosel-Johnson Fourth graders apply design-thinking process to tackle problem solving from new perspectives Real change starts with rats. More specifically, the rats who have been eating the seeds at L’Arche Farms and Gardens. This is one of many problems that L’Arche Farms and Gardens presented to fourth graders to try and [...]

By | 2018-10-05T13:34:57+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

She has 60 kills, 16 aces, 6 blocks and $10,000 raised for a cause close to her heart

*This article was originally published in The News Tribune* By Lauren Smith lsmith@theolympian.com Abbie Jackson has done more for Charles Wright Academy volleyball during her career than what shows up on a stat sheet. In four seasons, the 6-foot-1 senior outside hitter — who will become the first Division I volleyball player the school has [...]

By | 2018-10-03T13:53:10+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

CWA Athletic Recap Through 9/22

Girls Soccer The young Tarrier soccer team hosted Evergreen Lutheran in a non-league contest. CWA battled Evergreen Lutheran to a 1-1 match that saw the Tarriers dominate possession in their offensive end for the majority of the game but had a lot of shots that just missed goal. The Tarriers traveled to Vashon to take [...]

By | 2018-09-24T14:18:19+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Global Summit Sends Ripples Throughout CWA and the World

by Ann Vogel Director of International Programs Robert F. Kennedy wrote that “When a person stands up for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, [...]

By | 2018-12-04T09:00:32+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

Play to Learn at Charles Wright!

Play to Learn is a free program for children and adults to play together! Charles Wright is hosting, in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Play to Learn on Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in the Lower School commons starting on October 2. Quality early learning experiences lead to long-term success in [...]

By | 2018-09-19T15:20:57+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

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