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.

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

For College Reps

Rep Visits

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

We offer 40-minute time slots between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. from September 4th through November 16th. 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 2018 Matriculation Map

CWA Class of 2018 College Matriculation Map

Welcome to Charles Wright Academy

Contact Us

Admissions: 253.620.8373
Lower School: 253.620.8800
Middle School: 253.620.8400
Upper School: 253.620.8300
Charles Wright Academy
7723 Chambers Creek Road West 
Tacoma, WA 98467

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