College Counseling

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College Counseling 2019-11-04T17:16:34-08:00

CWA College Graduates 2018

CWA expects every graduate to go on to a four-year college or university. Led by two full-time college counselors, each with more than 20 years of experience, Charles Wright’s College Counseling Program guides students toward college choices that match their unique characters, strengths, and interests. Our aim is to maximize success in college admissions even as we work to minimize the inevitable stress that surrounds this process. Counselors work one-on-one with students in order to meet the needs of each individual, encouraging self-reflection, informed decision-making, and mature communication skills.

The formal program begins in the fall of junior year. Until then, students and their parents are welcome to make appointments with the college counselors at any time. Highlights of the program include:

  • Unlimited individual sessions with a college counselor (at least four are required)
  • Annual college fair with more than 100 colleges attending, open to students and parents grades 9-12
  • Junior-year application case studies workshop with distinguished deans and directors of admission from all over the country
  • Admission and financial aid workshops for parents
  • Summer application “boot camp” for seniors

Congrats to the Class of 2019

Despite ever-increasing selectivity at colleges that are popular for CWA students, this year’s seniors had notable success securing places at excellent colleges that suit their goals and interests well. Not only are their college acceptances impressive, but they are also the CWA graduating class with the highest median GPA and most Washington State Honors winners in history (73% of the class, representing top 10% of graduates in the State based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores).

More Highlights from the Class of 2019

For College Reps


We look forward to welcoming you to Charles Wright Academy during your fall travels. Please schedule your appointment with SCOIR.

We offer 45 minute time slots between 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., September through November. When you arrive on campus, follow signs for the Upper School Building, which has visitor parking in front. Upon entering the building, please check in with the Upper School Receptionist, who will direct you to the College Counseling Office.

For information about our school, students, and curriculum, please download our Report to Colleges.

Charles Wright Academy College Counselors

Meet Our College Counselors

Katie Ryan
Director of College Counseling
(253) 620-8396

Noel Blyler
Associate Director of College Counseling
(253) 620-8340

Where do CWA Graduates go to College?

Charles Wright graduates attend a wide variety of colleges and universities in all parts of the U.S. and abroad and consistently report that they were well prepared for the academic and personal challenges of college life.

View the list of colleges and universities our students attended over the last five years.

Class of 2019 Matriculation Map

CWA Class of 2019 College Matriculation Map