French Students Welcome Visitor from Democratic Republic of Congo

Upper School French students welcomed a special guest to campus yesterday. Dr. Abel Ntambue is an epidemiologist with the University of Lubumbashi who specializes in infant and maternal health. He is from Democratic Republic of the Congo and is presently working on a research project at UW Tacoma. He stopped by Madame Telal's French 300 [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41-08:00 April 19th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Breaking: 2017 Peach Acres News

The Peach Acres News is a longstanding Tarrier tradition and a key component of the annual Founders’ Day all-school assembly. Resident “Drama Guy” (Middle and Upper School theater teacher John Forier) works with Upper School performing arts students on the script and performance of this mock news program. Performed this year by Logan W. '18 [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41-08:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Tarrier Parents Invited to Wright Connection College Admissions Panel

Juniors are beginning to turn their attention to next year’s college applications as they learn how colleges make admission decisions at our annual Wright Connection college program, co-hosted with Annie Wright. Wright Connection brings 12 college deans, a distinguished group with many years of experience, to Tacoma for a college admission workshop. On Friday, April [...]

By | 2017-04-19T10:11:40-08:00 April 17th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Tarriers Celebrate 2017 Founders’ Day

Tacoma, Wash. – The entire Charles Wright Academy community honored the school's history and mission during Founders' Day celebrations on Thursday, April 13. Parents were invited to breakfast in the Middle School Commons, where students, faculty, and families gathered for a delicious buffet of baked pastries, eggs, bacon, pancakes, and more prepared by CWA's food [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41-08:00 April 14th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Upper School Head on 2017-18 Course Catalog and Registration

The 2017-2018 edition of the Upper School course catalog has been published. The course catalog has undergone major revisions this year. As we move from a semester to a trimester system, new courses have been incorporated into the catalog in each department. The English department has undergone the most significant change. British literature will move [...]

By | 2017-04-19T15:00:58-08:00 April 14th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Judy Herrington Premieres Piece at Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall

Longtime Lower School music teacher Judy Herrington is on the East Coast today, April 11, for the premiere performances of work commissioned for her by Manhattan Concert Productions, titled “Stars Tonight,” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Top: Katie '05 with her parents Judy and Bob Herrington [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41-08:00 April 11th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|2 Comments

Sea Legs: Laura Malcolm ’00 Perseveres Past Rogue Waves

Editor's note: The following essay by Laura Malcolm '00 appears in the Spring 2017 issue of Ties. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. Never turn your back on the ocean. Know where the tide is going. Find the horizon. Being raised in a family full of boat captains, these sayings were never considered [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41-08:00 April 10th, 2017|Blog, Share|0 Comments

Building Capacity: Master Teachers, Class Size, and Student Success

Most independent schools, including Charles Wright Academy, have long touted small class size and student-teacher ratio as strength for delivering higher student achievement. And there is an intuitive logic to that—fewer students in a class, and the teacher should be able to better deliver what each child needs to be successful. What is often missing [...]

By | 2017-04-05T12:00:45-08:00 April 5th, 2017|Blog, Share|3 Comments

Middle Schoolers Embark On Two-Day Experiential Ed Courses

Last week, Middle School students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades set aside their regular studies and embarked on Middle School Days. The annual event has been offered continuously for almost 40 years and continues to be one of the most popular experiences for both students and faculty. During Middle School Days, all regular classes [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41-08:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments

Senior Sophie Hinz Signs Letter of Intent to Play Soccer at Chapman

Charles Wright Academy senior Sophie Hinz signed a letter of intent on Thursday, March 23, to play soccer at Chapman University in Southern California. Her family, coaches, teachers, and classmates were in attendance to celebrate her latest accomplishment with her. “I love being around teammates who push one another, get excited to play, and are [...]

By | 2017-05-27T08:32:41-08:00 March 27th, 2017|Blog & News, Share|0 Comments