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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 | 2019-01-15T14:37:23-07:00 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 | 2019-01-17T10:54:02-07:00 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 | 2019-01-10T15:42:03-07:00 January 10th, 2019|Blog, News|0 Comments

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 | 2018-12-11T09:33:56-07:00 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 | 2018-12-14T10:07:18-07:00 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 | 2018-12-14T10:11:16-07:00 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 | 2018-10-17T09:34:31-07:00 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 | 2018-10-09T09:25:01-07:00 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 | 2018-10-05T13:34:57-07:00 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 | 2018-10-03T13:53:10-07:00 October 3rd, 2018|Blog, News|0 Comments

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