Annie Wright Schools

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
827 N. Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
  • Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school.
  • Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12.
  • Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

Upcoming Events and News:

Alumni Reviews
  Review School

  • Review Description
  • Grinnell College
    Annie Wright combines many different teaching styles and personalities into one exceptional faculty. Teachers are incredibly dedicated and with the new IB program just getting started they have more materials than ever to creating interesting. . .
  • St. Olaf College
    The community at Annie Wright makes it such a unique place to spend four years. The international component to the school allows global education to be experienced at a very young age, increasing cultural. . .

  • Class of 2005
    5 Stars  
    St. Olaf College
    Annie Wright's small class sizes make it very unique coupled with very interactive, discussion based classes with many international influences.. . .
  • Show more reviews (1 reviews)

Top 20 Placements

Annie Wright Schools is listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 329 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Annie Wright SchoolsBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18841910
Campus Size10 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment203 students313 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1320* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score26*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:61:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2517
Number of IB Courses Offered24-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Endowment Size$17.750 million$19 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$5,000$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineFeb. 3 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsAlyssa Harvey

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2517
CoursesAdvanced Pre-Calculus (Honors), Chemistry (Honors), Chinese 2 (Honors), English 2 (Honors), ESL 2 (Honors), ESL 3 (Honors), French 2 (Honors), Geometry (Honors, IB Biology 2 (HL), IB Chinese 6 (HL), IB English 3 (HL), IB English 4 (HL), IB ESL 4 (HL), IB ESL 5 (HL), IB Math: Accelerated Pre-Calculus (HL), IB Math: Advanced Calculus 1 (HL), IB Math: Advanced Calculus 2 (HL), IB Music (HL), IB Visual Art 2 (HL), IB World History: 20th Cen. History (HL), IB World History: Americas (HL), Physics (Honors), Spanish 2 (Honors), US History & Civics (Honors)


# Interscholastic Sports Offered715
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1424
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Annie Writers, Band, Business Club, Chorus, Community Service Leadership, Global Action/Model UN, Orchestra, Robotics, Science Team, Student Government (ASB), Student Newspaper, Theatre360, Visual Art Studio, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Washington15
Emory University6
Case Western Reserve University5
Northeastern University5
Boston University4
George Washington University4
Occidental College4
Pacific Lutheran University4
Western Washington University4
Washington University in St. Louis3
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Annie Wright Schools prepare students extraordinarily well for college, offering small classes, independent-minded peers, and an exceptional faculty. Our challenging curriculum appeals to motivated students with a variety of learning styles, and our learning support department is available to address individual needs. Most importantly, we prepare students for a lifetime of learning, instilling a genuine curiosity and the courage to ask questions, seek creative answers and meet the challenges of a rapidly-changing, complex and culturally-diverse world.  
  • Annie Wright Schools offer a co-ordinate program, meaning that classes are single-gender, while some elective activites are co-ed.
  • Annie Wright Schools accreditations: NAIS, NWAIS, TABS, NCGS, ERB, IBSC

Profile last updated:

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - "The Well" in our main building is a hub of school life!
    All-girls  (Episcopal)
    Grades: 9-12 | 140 students 2291.6 miles800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
  • Grier School
    Grier School Photo
    Grades: 7-12, PG | 285 students 2214.6 miles2522 Grier School Road
    TyronePA 16686
    2214.67-12, PG285
  • Grades: 9-12 | 313 students 2433.7 miles60 Main Street
    FarmingtonCT 06032
  • Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Foxcroft Riding
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 178 students 2293.6 milesP.O. Box 5555
    MiddleburgVA 20118
    2293.69-12, PG178
  • Dana Hall School
    Dana Hall School Photo - Dancers at all levels find their groove at Dana Hall.
    Grades: 9-12 | 468 students 2487.3 miles45 Dana Road
    WellesleyMA 02482
Recent Articles
Readers' Questions
Readers send dozens of questions via Facebook, Twitter and email. What do they ask? Readers want to know which is the best school in a particular country or region. A close second is figuring out how to pay for a private school education. Here are some readers' questions with my answers.
School Mottoes
Private school mottoes speak to the high-minded purposes for which most schools were founded.
Boarding Schools at a Glance
If you are just beginning to explore boarding schools, this article will give you an overview of the subject. We also point out a couple of things to watch for as you begin your exploration.
Featured Schools
Request Information
I am a:
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Country of Citizenship:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)