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Lower School Director describes the process of shaping a new program, and identifies the fundamentals of the new curriculum and what a day in Preschool at Charles Wright might look like.  By Nick Zosel-Johnson Early on in the process of designing our new preschool program we asked teachers a simple question: “What are your [...]

By | 2019-03-18T12:46:46+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

Catherine Ezzo Appointed Upper School Director at Charles Wright Academy

Catherine Ezzo Appointed Upper School Director at Charles Wright Academy Tacoma, Wash. — Charles Wright Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Ezzo to Upper School Director beginning in the 2019-20 school year. “Catherine brings a breadth of experience and vision to the Upper School,” said Greg Bamford, Associate Head of School. [...]

By | 2019-02-28T08:45:36+00:00 February 27th, 2019|Blog, News|1 Comment

Francesca Gallozzi Appointed to Lower School Assistant Director/Early Childhood Education Director

Tacoma, Wash. — Charles Wright Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Francesca Gallozzi to Lower School Assistant Director/Early Childhood Director beginning July 2019. A graduate of Tufts University, Ms. Gallozzi started her teaching career in New York state. She holds a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University Teachers [...]

By | 2019-02-22T09:49:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

2018 Athletics at a Glance

League and District Championships Girls tennis League and District Champions Zoe Rose (9th grade) League & District Champion, 3rd place state tournament Baseball League Champions Billy Chissoe (Nisqually Offensive MVP)  & TAC Boys Soccer Athlete of the Year Jahan Bains (9th grade) League and district Champion, 2nd place state Coach of the Year Colin [...]

By | 2019-02-20T13:01:31+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Tarriers at Play

By Carie Ward Because learning is most engaging when students experience it in the real world, the fifth graders took advantage of applications to issues in their lives during a study of research-based argument essay writing. During the fall, fifth graders examined Initiative 1634, the “Sugar Tax” to learn to investigate and understand an [...]

By | 2019-02-21T11:07:04+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Hands-on Learning at its Finest

by Joanna Manning The Lower School Makery might seem, to the casual observer, to be little more than a closet filled with trinkets. There are scraps of wood and PVC pipe arranged neatly on the shelves; guts of various electronics are laid out on the floor. Odds and ends that might normally be thrown [...]

By | 2019-02-20T12:19:40+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Tarriers Score at the Top in National Vocabulary Competition

Tarriers Score at the Top in National Vocabulary Competition Two students representing Charles Wright Academy recently received a perfect score in the first of three meets in this year’s WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Competing in the difficult Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, fourth grader Kyle Peterson and [...]

By | 2019-01-15T14:37:23+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Upper Schoolers Prepare for Winterim 2019

Upper Schoolers at Charles Wright Academy spend a week participating in the annual experiential education tradition known as Winterim. Hundreds of students chose one of 27 course offerings ranging from local service learning opportunities to outdoor education hikes to international travel and cultural exchange programs. The goal [...]

By | 2019-01-17T10:54:02+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

Simple Science To Spark Curiosity

by Wendy Goldfein, Lower School Science Teacher Want to encourage curiosity, experimentation, and exploration with your child? Introduce some simple science investigations with materials you already have on hand to help your children develop questions, problem solve, and find answers! Making Butter A little bit of cream and a whole lot of shaking [...]

By | 2019-01-10T15:42:03+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

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