Annie Wright Schools

827 N Tacoma Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
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Annie Wright Schools are located in beautiful Tacoma, Washington. 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-Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9-12. Five- and seven-day boarding options attract students from around the world.
AWS is proud to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 822 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $34,850
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Annie Wright Schools ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Student Test Scores
Student Test Scores

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Annie Wright Schools
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
8-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12
PK-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1884
1906
Campus Size
10 acres
126 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
822 students
315 students
% Students of Color
48%
25%
% International Students
12%
20%
% Students Boarding
16%
67%
Average SAT Score
1447
(Out of 1600)
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
36
(Out of 36)
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform
Casual
Average Class Size
17 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
Number of IB Courses Offered
56
-
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
41%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$32.5 million
$27 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$73,900
(7-day boarding)
$64,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$34,850
(Listed tuition is day students in grades 9-12. Please visit our website for tuition information: www.aw.org)
$35,000
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$51,415
$47,000
Summer Program Cost
$165
(Costs listed are per week and vary depending on the program.)
% Students on Financial Aid
39%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$15,900
(Need based aid requires Clarity application)
$24,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 25 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Madeline Mancuso

Sports

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

     
  • At Annie Wright, we celebrate each student's unique strengths and learning style and we also recognize that boys and girls often learn differently. Our Upper School program offers a coordinate model that enables boys and girls in Grades 9-12 to study in a single-gender academic environment with opportunities for shared co-ed activities and social interactions outside of the classroom.
  • Annie Wright Schools are rated #1 Best K-12 Private school in Washington, #1 Boarding School in Washington, and #3 most diverse Private school in Washington. We are one of the only schools in the US that offer IB programming in every division, from Preschool through Grade 12.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB World School)
  • Emphasis on inquiry, communication, meaningful action, global-mindedness, development of the whole child and measurable outcomes for students and teachers are common throughout IB programs. As one of less than 20 IB continuum schools in the United States, and the only one in the state of Washington, Annie Wright offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Preschool-Grade 5, Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Grades 6-8 and Diploma Programme (DP) for Grades 11-12.
  • Great Outdoor Adventure Team Program
  • Unleash your potential, forge lifelong bonds, and earn your coveted IB diploma all while immersing yourself in a thrilling journey where adventure meets education, and personal growth knows no bounds. GOAT allows AWS boarders to take advantage of the unique natural environments in such close proximity to Annie Wright Schools, from Mount Rainier and Olympic National parks to dozens of state recreation areas, forests, and Puget Sound. There are campgrounds and ski areas and hiking and mountain biking trails everywhere across the state, and the intent of GOAT is to help students enjoy - and learn from - them all.
  • Annie Wright Schools accreditations: NWAIS, IB, TABS, ICGS, ICBS, NAIS
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Annie Wright Schools cost?
Annie Wright Schools's tuition is approximately $73,900 for boarding students and $34,850 for day students.
What sports does Annie Wright Schools offer?
Annie Wright Schools offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Annie Wright Schools's ranking?
Annie Wright Schools ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High average SAT scores and High ACT scores.
When is the application deadline for Annie Wright Schools?
The application deadline for Annie Wright Schools is Jan. 25 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 25 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Enrollment: 822 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,900
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $34,850
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 25 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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