Your student will have many opportunities for experiential education at Charles Wright, an approach to learning that recognizes that human beings learn best from hands-on experiences.
All Upper School students participate in exciting challenges during “Experiential Ed Week” in September, including backpacking on wilderness trails in the Cascades.
Students also look forward to experiences like “Winterim,” a week of activities, travels, classes, and workshops that takes place each year. Our students and teachers dive deep into concentrated subjects, themes, or activities outside the traditional curriculum. Students have traveled abroad to study world cultures, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and visited colleges and universities to immerse themselves in campus life.
Clubs and Affinity Groups
Extracurricular affinity groups, alliances, and clubs allow Upper School students even more opportunities for connection and leadership. Examples include the Black Student Affinity Group, the Gay Straight Alliance, and a variety of clubs, from animation to ecology to rock climbing, and more.
Charles Wright is home to state champion Knowledge Bowl and robotics teams, and our National History Day scholars regularly win state and national titles. We travel frequently and produce an award-winning yearbook.
The Upper School student government is composed of elected representatives from each grade as well as members elected by the entire student body. The aim is to provide leadership, promote the rights of the student body, and work closely with peers and faculty to foster community at CWA based on mutual trust and cooperation.