School Life

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Charles Wright’s Upper School is a diverse learning community with almost 300 girls and boys from across Pierce, South King, Thurston, and Kitsap Counties. 

Perhaps what is most unique about Charles Wright’s Upper School is the culture created by students and teachers. There is no single definition of success here, no single dream college, and no one way to do things.

Upper School At-A-Glance

Average Upper School
Class Size

Student – Teacher

Faculty with
Advanced Degrees




Students of Color

Students Receiving
Financial Assistance

College Bound




Charles Wright is a place where unique, talented, confident and caring people come together to learn and grow. At this school there are no rigid stereotypical student groups of athletes, or performers, or nerds. We are all a little sporty, we can all put on a little show, and we’re all a little nerdy. We all weave in and out of many different groups, and because of this we all get to know each other. We get to see things from someone else’s point of view. And we get to appreciate everything every single individual has to offer.   — Recent CWA Graduate

Where does it all lead? All of our students are college bound. We strive to help students discover who they are as people and what they will value most in their college education and then help them find the school that best fits their strengths and interests. We not only want our students to earn great test scores and get into great colleges, we want to them excel once they get there. Year after year, our graduates report that they are very well prepared for college and life.