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Taking Care of People, Taking Care of Place

By Mark E. Hayes Coordinator of Service Learning and Sustainability, Upper School English Teacher Service without learning is good, but service with learning is the best we can do in a school setting. The 18th century British writer John Evelyn, one of the earliest conservationists, wrote in his groundbreaking work on forestry, Silva, a key [...]

By | 2018-09-07T15:05:00-08:00 September 5th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News|0 Comments

CWA Student Delegation Joins US Embassy Camp in Lithuania

By Ann Vogel, International Student Admissions Coordinator This past week, five rising ninth graders and one rising tenth grader represented the United States at a weeklong camp in Lithuania as guests of the US Embassy.  As the only Americans participating for the second year, our students lived in cabins with 36 Lithuanian students from [...]

By | 2018-07-30T09:23:56-08:00 July 30th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News, Events|0 Comments

Nick Zosel-Johnson appointed to Director of Lower School beginning August 2018

Tacoma, Wash. -- Charles Wright Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Zosel-Johnson to Director of Lower School beginning August 2018. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Mr. Zosel-Johnson began his teaching career in Chicago where he taught third grade as part of “Teach for America.” He holds a master of arts in [...]

By | 2018-04-06T11:03:11-08:00 March 12th, 2018|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Inspiring Innovation

By Joanna Manning The lower school “makery” might seem, to the casual observer, to be little more than a closet filled with junk. 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 | 2018-03-08T15:36:37-08:00 March 8th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News, Events|0 Comments

The Most Beautiful Views Come After the Hardest Climbs

By Joanna Manning Two feet of fresh snow has fallen on Yellowstone National Park in the biggest winter storm of the season. The temperature, with wind chill, has plummeted to -20. Conditions are inhospitable at best. Still, a group of Charles Wright Academy upper school students is cross country skiing here as part of the [...]

By | 2018-05-23T16:20:14-08:00 February 28th, 2018|Blog, Blog & News, Events, Share|0 Comments

Athletic Results 1/29-2/2

Girls Basketball On Tuesday, January 30th the Tarriers traveled up to Sea-Tac to face the Seattle Christian Warriors. With no game for the JV girls, the team came prepared with a fully loaded bench. Having lost the first game in this head to head series the Tarriers hoped to even the score against the [...]

By | 2018-02-06T12:34:57-08:00 February 6th, 2018|Blog & News|0 Comments

Athletic Results 1/22-1/26

Boys Basketball 1/23 Vs Vashon (W, 48-44) The Tarriers secured their first win over the Vashon Island Pirates since the 2011-12 season. After Senior scoring leader Henry Lenaburg went down in the first quarter, Sophomore point guard Dane Jacobson took over finishing with 16 points. Two other seniors: Noah Fields and Hayden Saalfeld stepped [...]

By | 2018-01-30T09:39:14-08:00 January 30th, 2018|Blog & News|0 Comments

CWA names first Associate Head of School

Tacoma, Wash. -- Following a competitive search process, Charles Wright Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Bamford as the school’s first Associate Head of School for Strategy and Innovation. “Greg is an extraordinarily talented educator and innovative thinker. He will elevate the work we are doing at CWA to become educational [...]

By | 2018-08-23T17:04:41-08:00 January 25th, 2018|Blog & News, Share|1 Comment

Athletic Results 1/15-1/19

Girls Basketball On Wednesday, January 17th the Tarriers continued their at home league battles against the Bellevue Christian Vikings. With some Viking players standing at 6'0" and 6'2" the girls had a tall order to deal with. In the first quarter scoring between RubyJoy, Grace and Julia helped to keep the Tarriers in close [...]

By | 2018-01-22T11:34:59-08:00 January 22nd, 2018|Blog & News|0 Comments

Athletic Results 1/8-1/12

Boys Basketball 1/9 At Cascade Christian (L, 66-58). In the second league game of the season, the Tarriers played much better and battled the Cougars the entire game. The defense forced 18 turnovers, but couldn't keep the Cougars off of the offensive boards. The Tarriers were led by Sophomore Dane Jacobson (18 points and [...]

By | 2018-01-16T09:31:26-08:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog & News, Events|0 Comments