College Counseling

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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.

CWA’s college counseling team provides a 4-year guidance plan for students and their families throughout their Upper School journey. While the formal program begins in the fall of junior year, students and their parents are welcome to make appointments with the college counselors at any time, and also receive regular recommendations and reminders throughout grades 9-12. Students and families in our Lower and Middle Schools also have opportunities for guidance around academic preparation and financial planning.

Program Highlights:

  • Low 35:1 student-to-counselor ratio provides uniquely focused counseling 
  • 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
  • Sophomore-year ACT and SAT practice test advising
  • 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 2020

The Class of 2020 is the largest class in recent history at Charles Wright Academy. Their awards and accolades reflect the academic excellence that is paramount to the CWA experience. Read more about their achievements and their college choices:

Highlights from the Class of 2020

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?

CWA Class of 2019 College Matriculation Map

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.

2020 College Acceptances and Matriculations

Colleges and Universities Attended 2015-2019