Charles Wright At-a-Glance
CWA enrolls over 600 students
CWA serves preschool through Grade 12. These classes are divided into three divisions. Lower School serves preschool – Grade 5. Middle School serves Grade 6 – Grade 8. Upper School serves Grade 9 – Grade 12.
CWA is a school for students who are curious and who want to begin the journey of cultivating lifelong learning. They come from all different family and education backgrounds and are united and motivated by a love of learning. Students are known as individuals here.
At Charles Wright, we challenge every student to explore and discover his or her gifts, so the characteristics of their success are growth, engagement, finding joy in learning, and the discovery of new interests. We encourage all students to achieve their personal best in mind, body, and spirit. Our program supports this success in developmentally appropriate ways from preschool through grade 12 and culminates in the selection of a best-fit college or university.
Financial aid is offered to 30% of our students, learn more about our financial aid here
Our students enjoy 107-acres on the CWA campus. This includes trails in our forest, a creek bed, arts studios, and a large athletic field.
CWA Upper School offers a variety of AP courses, and a select few honors courses primarily in mathematics and languages.
CWA offers French, Spanish, and Japanese.
At CWA, we believe interscholastic athletics are an integral part of a student’s education and provide valuable learning experiences. We are proud to hold nine league championships, seven Coaches of the Year awards, (six of them are also full time faculty), an Athletic Director of the Year award, and eight district 31 A championships! You can learn more about our athletic program here.
The arts are an integral part of our curriculum at Charles Wright Academy, not extras.
For Lower School students, art is very much about process, not product. In addition to singing, painting, and drawing, Lower Schoolers also experience metal embossing, music writing, percussion, bell, and Ukrainian egg painting.
What is exceptional about our program is that every student takes full-year courses in both performing and visual arts every year of Middle School. In addition to Choir, Band, and Theater, Middle Schoolers may experience orchestra, woodworking, painting, drawing, glass art, clay, architecture, and digital design. CWA also has an innovation lab where students will have access to tools such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, Arduino programming and circuitry, sewing machines, and a green screen for video production work. You can learn more about our innovation lab here.
CWA Upper School is home to exceptional Visual and Performing Arts programs featuring a breadth of courses and creative opportunities facilitated by talented faculty. Upper Schoolers are encouraged to participate in fun and engaging activities including ceramics, photography, printmaking, letterpress, silkscreening, technical theater, improvisation, sketch comedy, musical theater, rock orchestra, choir, symphonic band, jazz, and guitar.
You can find more information about our arts programs here.