Annie Wright Schools

827 N. Tacoma Avenue,
Tacoma, WA 98403
Tel: (253) 284-8600
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 162 students
"As the oldest girls boarding school in the West, Annie Wright has a long history of educating young women in a challenging, yet supportive, environment.
Our small classes promote student participation and encourage students to take risks.
Situated in close proximity to both Seattle and Mt.
Rainier, our students take advantage of a very wide range of cultural and recreational opportunities..."

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
Annie Wright Schools Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 8-12
School Type All-girls Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1884 1907
Campus Size 10 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 162 students 300 students
% International Students 37% 20%
% Students Boarding 55% 67%
Average SAT Score 1893 * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5 1:7
Number of IB Courses Offered 20 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree n/a 65%
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Endowment Size $14 million $14 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$45,870 $47,200
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$23,870 $26,300
Tuition international students $48,445 $44,500
Tuition 5 day boarding $36,870 $37,055
% Students on Financial Aid 35% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $5,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Feb. 8 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 30% 57%
Director of Admissions Jennifer Haley  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 8 13
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 26 24
ExtracurricularsAnnie Ambassadors, Art Studio, Ceramics Studio, Chorus, Community Service (TASC), Creative Writing, Debate Team, Destination Imagination, Dorm Council, Drama Tech (Technical Theatre), Filmmaking, Gator Globe (Interational Student Newspaper), Honor Board, International Club, Masque Players, Mathletes, Modern Dance, Newspaper, Orchestra, Recording Studio (for musicians of all abilities), Storytelling, Student Government (ASB), Technology Student Association, Walking Club, Window into Political Thought,

College Matriculation

Year: 2008-2010 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Washington 6
New York University 2
Brown University 1
Columbia University 1
Cornell University 1
Dartmouth College 1
Harvard University 1
Stanford Universiity 1
UC California Berkeley 1
Yale University 1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Honors Level (IB) Classes
  • 100% College Placement
  • The World's Greatest Lip Sync
  • Multi-Level ESL Program
  • Debate, Mathletes, and Tons of Other Dazzling Activities
  • Rock Star Quality Music
  • Seven-Day, Three-State, Nine-College Trip for Entire 11th Grade Class
  • Newly Remodeled Dormitory
  • Great Delivery Pizza
  • School accreditations: NAIS, PNAIS, TABS, NAES, NCGS, ERB

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